1. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" (Island in the U.S., Polydor in the U.K.)…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  3. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio…

  4. Widespread Panic Notches Five Jammy Nods

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy Awards, including nods in the live performance and live album of the year categories. The event, which recognizes "mu With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy…

  5. Billboard Bits: The Beatles, Priest/Maiden, Suge Knight

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Beatles, Judas Priest/Iron Maiden, Suge Knight In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," Miramax Home Entertainment will on Sept. 24 issue a two-disc DVD version of the band's 1964 film "A Hard Day&…

  6. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  7. Hazlewood Plans First Ever European Tour

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmar Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans…

  8. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  9. Dolly Displays Her 'Halos & Horns'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I make jokes about the fact that I had to get rich in order to be able to sing like I was poor again," Dolly Parton says, referring to the heartfelt Appalachian flavor of her new collection, "Halos & Horns." The album is…

  10. Waters Joined By Pink Floyd's Mason In London

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason made a surprise guest appearance on stage at his former colleague Roger Waters' Wembley Arena show in London last night (June 26). Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason made a surprise guest appearance on stage at his former colleague Roger Waters' Wembley…

  11. All Over Creation

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for c Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly…

  12. Latvia Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Eurovision Song Contest trophy remains in the Baltic States, as Latvia was a surprise first-time winner at the 47th annual competition, held Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia. Riga-born Marija Naumova, The Eurovision Song Contest trophy remains in the Baltic States, as Latvia was a surprise…

  13. Hagar, Roth Ready To Spar 'Song For Song'

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For more than 15 years, the prevailing sentiment was that the only way former Van Halen singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar would share a stage would be at a ceremony when receiving a major industr For more than 15 years, the prevailing sentiment was that the only way former Van Halen…

  14. Monroe To Be Honored At Bluegrass Festival

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual Bill Monroe Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival. The four-day event, which begins tomorrow (May 23), will About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual…

  15. North Carolina Ponders James Taylor Bridge

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a resolution asking the North Carolina Board of Transportation to name a bridge after singer/songwriter James Taylo The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a…

  16. Yes: Wakeman In The Fold For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick Wakeman has once again rejoined classic progressive rock act Yes, and will be with the band on its summer North American tour. Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick…

  17. Jackson Steps Into 'Cage' For Directing Debut

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with writer/director Bryan Michael Stoller on a big-screen adaptation of Jennings Michael Burch's book "They Cage the Animals at Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with…

  18. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  19. Queens Nab Grohl, Lanegan For Summer Tour

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums. Former Screa Rock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North…

  20. Romantica

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Can indie alt-rockers maintain a sense of unpolished realness while making music that's widely accessible and even achingly beautiful? Yes—and Luna (again) offers proof with this entrancing mix Can indie alt-rockers maintain a sense of unpolished realness while making music that's…

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