1. McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon a Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will…

  2. Flaming Lips Remind Us To Live For The Now

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Some of the best music is the kind that can't be described easily -- or better still, can't be described at all. Over the past two decades, Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips have produced plenty of it, guided by an offbeat creative…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  4. Chili Peppers, Gates Holding Strong In U.K.

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) remained the U.K.'s favorite single and album, respectively, according to the yesterday Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)…

  5. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  6. 'Pop Idol' Aims To Go Global

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, creator of "Pop Idol," says he is planning to make the hit TV show into an Olympics-like global competition. "The working title of the show is 'World Idol,' and we'll have the ['Pop Idol Simon Fuller, creator of "Pop Idol," says he is…

  7. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, KCRW, Joe Jackson

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, KCRW, Joe Jackson Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are confirmed to appear on two separate broadcasts of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." As previously reported , the act had been set to perform on the Aug. 1 episode of the show,…

  8. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…

  10. English Producer Gus Dudgeon Killed

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway and down an embankment in Berkshire, England, last night (July 22). A female passenger in the car, believed Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway…

  11. Eminem, Elliott, P.O.D. Top MTV VMA Nominees

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and hard rock act P.O.D. lead the field for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). P.O.D. and Eminem are both up for the best With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott…

  12. Gates, Chili Peppers Reign On U.K. Charts

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best-selling artists on the new U.K. charts yesterday (July 21). Eighteen-year-old Gates' "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best…

  13. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

  14. Love & War

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Jerzee MonÉt stands out in more ways than one on her debut, Love & War: The New Jersey native offers beautiful midtempo tunes and positive messages. Newcomer Jerzee Monét stands out in more ways than one on her debut, Love & War: The New Jersey native offers beautiful…

  15. U.K. Rockers Hit The Classroom

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to teach courses in songwriting, vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) has A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to…

  16. Duncan Sheik Reveals 'Daylight'

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik is readying his fourth Atlantic album, "Daylight," for an Aug. 27 release. The disc will be Sheik's first since his unconventional 2001 Nonesuch/Atlantic release "Phanto Singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik is readying his fourth Atlantic album, …

  17. Coldplay Adds More North American Dates

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has tacked 11 more shows onto its North American tour itinerary, which, as previously reported, gets underway Aug. 2 in Chicago. Coldplay has tacked 11 more shows onto its North American tour itinerary, which, as previously reported , gets underway Aug. 2 in Chicago. While the first…

  18. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  19. 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…

  20. Smith's 'MiB II' Stays On Top At Box Office

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch atop the box office heap this weekend, but the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film proved too tough to beat and held on to its crown Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch…

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