1. Shannon Lawson Ready For His Place In The 'Sun'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical resume than Shannon Lawson. Like nearly all Kentucky-born musicians, Lawson cut his teeth on bluegrass music, p Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical…

  2. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  3. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  4. 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…

  5. Sex Pistols Plan Reissue Bonanza

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "God Save the Queen" will be reissued as a U.K. single with new remixes by Virgin, 25 years to the day since its first appearance. It w As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "…

  6. Mickey Hart Taps Into Kodo's 'Mondo Head'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "It's over the top, it really is," Mickey Hart says of "Mondo Head," the Red Ink album he produced with Japanese <I>taiko</I> drum group Kodo. "It has a great spirit. It points in a new direction. I t "It's over the top, it really is,"…

  7. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  8. Milk of the Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Despite 18 albums on Red House, Greg Brown has operated largely under the radar, a wonder in itself, given his lyrical genius. Despite 18 albums on Red House, Greg Brown has operated largely under the radar, a wonder in itself, given his lyrical genius. Milk of the Moon is an understated…

  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. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

  11. Hot Product

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Brandy, Natalie Imbruglia, Lo Fidelity Allstars, EchoBrain, and more. 'Moon' Shadow Brandy's "Full Moon" (Atlantic) comes on the heels of the young R&B star's secret marriage to producer Robert Smith and the recent announcement that…

  12. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  13. Lo Fi Allstars Feel 'Love' For Collaborators

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American release date for "Don't Be Afraid of Love" the sequel to its 1999 Columbia debut album "How To Operate With a Blown Mind." That albu U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American…

  14. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  15. Louise Goffin Marks Growth With Solo Set

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on s Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a…

  16. Hot Product

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more. 'All That' Jazz Nine Inch Nails' concert CD/DVD/VHS "And All That Could Have Been" (Nothing) documents the tour in support of 1999's chart-topping "The Fragile."…

  17. Bad Religion Planning North American Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its upcoming Epitaph album "The Process of Belief," due out Jan. 22. Before setting out with Hot Water Music and Less Tha Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its…

  18. New Album Shows KRS-One Is 'Spiritually Minded'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop philosopher KRS-One (real name: Kris Parker) will release "Spiritually Minded," his fifth studio album, Jan. 22 via Front Page/In The Paint/Koch. Helping to give the the former Boogie Down Pro Hip-hop philosopher KRS-One (real name: Kris Parker) will release "…

  19. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Frampton, John Parish

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, John Parish CBS has scheduled a rebroadcast of its highly rated "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" special on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. The concert is set to run against the broadcast of the American Music Awards on ABC, on which Jackson…

  20. All in Your Head

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri indie Slewfoot, and it's a focused, confident effort showcasing insightful, often dark lyrics, robust instrumentati Midwestern alt-country rockers Hadacol surface with their first release for Missouri…

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