1. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy' The Bonnaroo Festival, which debuted June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn., will be reprised next year, according to promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment. The inaugural event attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close…

  2. McCartney Battles With McDonald's

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare standards to its restaurants worldwide. The former Beatle, who married Heather Mills earlier this month, took time out Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare…

  3. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  4. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25)…

  5. Usher, Busta, Eve Jamaica-Bound

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the imported headliners set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica's fourth annual Sashi Experience festival. To be held Aug. 25, the eve Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the…

  6. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  7. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  8. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  9. Ozzfest Acts Set Headlining Dates

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to run concurrently with stops on the enduring festival tour. System Of A Down, P.O.D., Pulse Ultra, and Meshugg For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to…

  10. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  11. Raitt, Lovett Slate Summer U.S. Swing

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer. The duo will kick off a U.S. tour, their second together, July 26 in Birmingham, Ala., and remain out thro Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer…

  12. Ex-Verve Members 'Shine' Again

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Verve bassist Simon Jones and guitarist Simon Tong have resurfaced in the band the Shining, which will release its Epic debut, "True Skies," this fall in North America. The Shining will play it Former Verve bassist Simon Jones and guitarist Simon Tong have resurfaced in the…

  13. Smith Proclaims He's 'Born To Reign' On New Album

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign," due June 25 via Columbia, but none so strong as on the set's opening title track. Set to an ominous beat, the song clocks in at just 1:51 an Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign,…

  14. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  15. Maxwell Plans Mini Summer Tour

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stylist Maxwell will head out on handful of summer tour dates that kick off with a July 24 stop in the Philadelphia area at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. The artist has scheduled a sla R&B stylist Maxwell will head out on handful of summer tour dates that kick off with a…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "Pop Idol," Elvis Presley, and Nelly. SPANISH IDOLS: After two airings of "American Idol," the U.S. version of the British TV series "Pop Idol," I have my own idea of which singers will end up in the top two. But whoever the runners-up are, they can…

  17. Itinerary Set For Sprite Liquid Mix Trek

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family, 311, Hoobastank, Nappy Roots, N*E*R*D, and Talib Kweli will hit the road as part of inaugural Sprite Liquid Mix tour. The 15-city tre As first tipped here last month, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family, 311, Hoobastank, Nappy…

  18. Aerosmith To Tour Through November

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has tacked on more than 30 additional dates to its North American tour, which, as previously reported, kicks off Aug. 13 in Holmdel, N.J. Kid Rock and Run-DMC will also be on the bill for th Aerosmith has tacked on more than 30 additional dates to its North American tour, which, as…

  19. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to…

  20. Wyclef To Perform Free NYC Concert

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is scheduled to perform a free concert tomorrow (June 14) aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier/museum in New York. "Wyclef Jean Live ... A Freedom Concert" was originally planned to ta Wyclef Jean is scheduled to perform a free concert tomorrow (June 14) aboard the…

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