1. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  2. Country Stars Go 'Inside' NASCAR

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June 11, as Warner Bros. and Curb Records team up to release the "Inside Traxx" compilation, featuring 14 country songs by t The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June…

  3. Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Some artist/ song…

  4. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  5. Billboard Bits: Doves/Elbow, Notorious B.I.G., & More

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Doves/Elbow, Notorious B.I.G., & More Although the details are still being hammered out, acclaimed U.K. rock acts Doves and Elbow will hit North America together for a 10-date tour of major cities likely to begin in June, Doves principal Jimi Goodwin tells Billboard.com. "It…

  6. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive the magazine's "entertainer of…

  7. ZZ Top Gambles On Casino Tour

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be the band's first since canceling the final leg of its XXX World Tour last May when bassist Dusty Hill was diagnose ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be…

  8. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  9. Elton, Ryan To Meet At The 'Crossroads'

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran pop artist Elton John and critically lauded alt country rocker Ryan Adams will team up for an upcoming episode of the occasional series "CMT Crossroads." The musicians taped the performance Ap Veteran pop artist Elton John and critically lauded alt country rocker Ryan Adams…

  10. Guitarist Exits American Head Charge

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "Our split with Wayne is completely amicable and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," the band says in a statement. "Over t Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "…

  11. Norah Jones Breaks Through

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the media. Norah Jones is slowly but surely bringing her style of contemporary jazz to a growing audience with Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the…

  12. Alanis Brings Adams Along For Summer Trek

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San Diego. So far, dates for the trek run through May 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., but more are expected to be ad Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San…

  13. Haggard Taking 'Roots' On The Road

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second Anti Records album, "Roots, Vol. 1." The trek will get underway April 11 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Ariz Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second…

  14. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco Hank Williams Jr. will be part of the tribute to his friend Waylon Jennings on Saturday (March 23), as part of the star-studded memorial scheduled to be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Many of the plans for the event, including the list…

  15. Country Stars 'Dress' Up ZZ Top Tribute

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veter Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute…

  16. The The Spin Again At '45 RPM'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The first album to anthologize the 20-year recording history of The The, one of the U.K.'s most notable modern rock bands of the past two decades, will be issued May 20 by Epic in Britain. Titled "45 The first album to anthologize the 20-year recording history of The The, one of the…

  17. Obvious

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very well prove to be the Alicia Keys in the best new artist category at next year's Grammy Awards. Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very well prove to be the Alicia Keys in the best…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  19. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  20. Beck Preps For Benefit With Low-Key Warm-Ups

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, in preparation for his acoustic performance tonight (Feb. 26) at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre, as part of the Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los…

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