1. Hill, Roots, Marsalis Set For JVC Jazz Festival

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 1 Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and…

  2. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…

  3. Luke Wilson Joins Dylan In 'Masked'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal Tenenbaums") will star opposite rocker Bob Dylan in Intermedia Films' "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/director/ Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal…

  4. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  5. Ecstasy

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which featured R&B/pop hits "Separated" and "My First Love"—finds the singer/songwriter joining creative forces again This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's Hot 100, making way for Ashanti to have her…

  7. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix Tom Waits will make a rare television performance appearance May 8 on CBS' "Late Night With David Letterman," the day after Anti Records' release of his new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Although Waits…

  8. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  9. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans…

  10. Ness Furthers Social Distortion

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000…

  11. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  12. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  13. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  14. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and…

  15. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian…

  16. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

  17. 'N Sync's Bass Moving Ahead With Space Journey

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a boost Friday by electronics manufacturer Radio Shack, whose funds allowed the pop star to begin medical screening at Star City, Russia's The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a…

  18. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  19. Country Blues Fuels 'Rookie' Soundtrack

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the Hollywood soundtrack to the forthcoming baseball film, "The Rookie." Nelson contributes his version of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson The European touring division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bringing the Ozzfest tour to the territory for the first time, Billboard Bulletin reports. The 17-date trek will take in 10 countries in May and June, including Germany, Sweden, and…

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