1. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse…

  2. Final George Harrison Album Due In November

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The studio album former Beatles guitarist George Harrison was working on prior to his death last November will be released this fall. "Brainwashed," produced by Harrison and his son Dhani in tandem wi The studio album former Beatles guitarist George Harrison was working on prior to…

  3. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  4. Hairspray

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People. In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People." Such a song title…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49. 2001 - Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter…

  6. Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album, "A Hundred Days Off." Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album , "A…

  7. Springsteen Sets European Dates

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his latest Columbia album, "The Rising," will head to Europe for seven concerts beginning Oct. 14 in Paris. The just confirmed trek will also visit Barcelona, wh Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his latest Columbia album, "…

  8. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  9. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  10. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  11. Rappers Research Revealed On 'Dexter's Lab'

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment." Due Aug. 20, the Rhino EP will feature seven tracks from the likes of Coolio, De La So A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "…

  12. Billboard Bits: Joan Baez, Rock Boat, LMNT

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Joan Baez, Rock Boat, LMNT The third volley in the Joan Baez Original Master Series of reissued albums is due July 9 via Vanguard. This round will feature two albums, 1964's "5," Baez's appropriately titled fifth album and last completely acoustic set, and the…

  13. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  14. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart…

  15. Underworld Returns With 'A Hundred Days'

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has set a Sept. 23 international release date for its latest album, "A Hundred Days Off." The set is due a day later in North America via V2 and will be prec Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has set a Sept. 23 international…

  16. Defining Tech

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans. Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave…

  17. Billboard Bits: Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Hatfield

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Juliana Hatfield The California Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (June 18) passed "legislative intent" language on a bill that would repeal the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year rule" on personal…

  18. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

  19. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  20. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

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