1. iicons

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Naughty by Nature may very well be one of hip-hop's most underrated groups. With 10 years and a few hip-hop classics under its belt, the duo of Treach and Vinnie—DJ/producer Kay Gee left the gr Naughty by Nature may very well be one of hip-hop's most underrated groups. With 10 years…

  2. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  3. ABBA Musical Nabs Tony Noms

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for the ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced…

  4. That's Why I Sing This Way

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer's singer Daryle Singletary bravely takes on some of country's finest stylists and best-loved songs with this nod to the greats that sidesteps the obvious and goes for the best. Singer's singer Daryle Singletary bravely takes on some of country's finest stylists and…

  5. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  7. '80s Acts Out To Prove 'Rock Never Stops'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are teaming for this summer's Rock Never Stops tour. Due to launch May 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., the trek will bring rock st Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are…

  8. Naughty By Nature Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With "iicons," due May 7, Naughty by Nature issues its first effort since the departure of DJ/producer KayGee and a move to TVT Records. But perhaps what is most notable to the venerable rap act's rem With "iicons," due May 7, Naughty by Nature issues its first effort…

  9. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition…

  10. Staind, Godsmack, Aerosmith Top Boston Music Awards

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards…

  11. Rhino Surveys Feinstein's Songbook

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his interpretations of classic American pop songs, will be anthologized May 21 with Rhino/Elektra's release of the two-disc "The Mic Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his…

  12. Billboard Bits: Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Black

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Clint Black Rapper Busta Rhymes got a lift from some high-profile guest stars last night (March 12) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Rap duo M.O.P. joined Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad for a cover of the former's "Ante Up,"…

  13. Little Steven Goes 'Underground' With Radio Show

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt will launch a weekly syndicated radio show with an April 7 gala taping in New York. "Hard Rock Cafe Presents Little Steven's Underground Garage" will showcase mu Musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt will launch a weekly syndicated radio…

  14. Martin Honors Shawn Colvin With Signature Guitar

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin says of her Martin M3SC, a limited edition signature model guitar the revered instrument maker is putting into production. "It's very simple, not f "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin…

  15. Artists Salute Waylon Jennings

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64 from diabetes-related health problems. "Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with a big heart," sai Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64…

  16. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  17. Come With Us

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the greatest voice of qawwali music at the time of his death in 1997. Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali…

  18. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

  19. Patti Smith Gets Anthologized

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from h Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation…

  20. 311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international…

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