1. Not Quite Van Halen: Roth, Hagar Team For Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will hit the road together on this summer's co-headlining Song For Song, The Heavywe In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen…

  2. 'Pop Idols' Battle On U.K. Charts

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the "Pop Idol" crown on the U.K. TV series -- at least in terms of weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Gates' "Unchained Melo Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the…

  3. 16TunesOnTV

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 15-21, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow (also scheduled: John Stamos, Kate Burton). "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child's…

  4. 1 Giant Leap

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musicians Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman hit the road with a laptop and an idea. Musicians Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman hit the road with a laptop and an idea. Six months later, they'd collected audio samples from musicians on five continents. They brought their treasure to the U.S…

  5. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  6. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  7. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio…

  8. Backstreet Boys: Copyright Suit And New Album

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit claiming co-ownership of two songs on the group's Jive album "Black & Blue," Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit -- fi A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit…

  9. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  10. DMB Mixing New Album, Single Due In April

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio album and is eyeing a summer release for the set, the follow-up to 2001's "Everyday." First single "Where Are You Going" will hit U.S. Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio…

  11. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  12. Under Rug Swept

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST For her third studio album, Alanis Morissette decided to go it alone. For her third studio album, Alanis Morissette decided to go it alone. Unlike 1995's Jagged Little Pill and 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie—which Morissette crafted with writer/producer Glen Ballard—the…

  13. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  14. Eagles Album Prompts $10 Million Songwriters Suit

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell Music Inc. for more than $10 million, claiming they were underpaid for their contributions to one of the Eagles' m Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell…

  15. New Creed, P.O.D. Tracks On 'Scorpion King'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed, P.O.D., Godsmack, System Of A Down, Nickelback, Sevendust, and Mushroomhead are among the acts that have contributed new tracks to Universal's "Music From and Inspired by 'The Scorpion King'," Creed, P.O.D., Godsmack, System Of A Down, Nickelback, Sevendust,…

  16. DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and…

  17. No Distractions

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. For…

  18. Loeb Cooks Up 'Cake And Pie'

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, "Cake and Pie," which is due for a Feb. 26 release via A&M/Interscope. It's Loeb's first album since 1998's "Firecracker," which peaked at No Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, …

  19. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of…

  20. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

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