1. OK Go

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While OK Go's debut album isn't introspective or particularly thought-provoking, it is incredibly fun rock fare replete with catchy choruses and a quirky musicality. While OK Go's debut album isn't introspective or particularly thought-provoking, it is incredibly fun rock…

  2. Rod Stewart's Secret Passion

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rod Stewart is a classic vocalist -- a rock staple. So it stands to reason that when he decided to tackle a collection of covers, it would be gleaned from the songbook of great rock tunes, right? Wrong. Stewart is fulfilling his dream of…

  3. Producer Parish Makes A 'Move'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new solo album, "How Animals Move," released Sept. 10 via Thrill Jockey. The Bristol-based multi instrumentalist/producer f John Parish once again teams up with his old friend Polly Jean Harvey on his new…

  4. 37ask

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Madonna. STANDARD STEWART Hello Keith, I heard that Rod Stewart's next CD, his first for J Records, is supposed to be a collection of standards from the 1920s '30s, and '40s. Is this true, and…

  5. Roger Waters Joins White Benefit Concerts

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. The shows are set for Oct. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears…

  6. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  7. Rappers Flock To Grey Goose Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cognac, France-based Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with James McMillan's Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment to organize the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour. The 20-city to Grey Goose Vodka is getting into the rap game. The Cognac, France-based vodka brand has…

  8. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  10. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  11. Hot Product

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Trick Daddy, Allison Moorer, Jarvis Church, and more. 'Holiday' Inn Everyone knows rapper Trick Daddy loves a good party. But for his latest Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic release, "Thug Holiday," the Miami native makes a notable shift in his career. …

  12. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  13. Parents Group Spanks MTV Fare

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A TV watchdog group denounced MTV yesterday (Aug. 1) for excessive raunchiness in a new report, "The Ten Best and Worst Shows on Cable Television of the 2001/2002 Season." MTV programs like "The Osbou A TV watchdog group denounced MTV yesterday (Aug. 1) for excessive…

  14. Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15 release for his label debut. Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15…

  15. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  16. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  17. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  18. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  19. 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…

  20. In Violet Light

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. On In Violet Light, the Canadian band's ninth studio album, singer/songwriter Gordon Downie…

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