1. Cracker Hits Road; Camper Van Parks In N.Y.

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin. Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in…

  2. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy…

  3. Sabotage Alleged In Jay-Z Apartment Suit

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, and now the owner is suing two neighbors for sabotaging the deal. Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in…

  4. Korn Extends Summer Tour Plans

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set thr Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and…

  5. Hill, McGraw Plan NBC Specials

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NBC has signed multi-platinum husband-and-wife country artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for separate fall primetime specials. The network is expected to officially announce the one-hour events today NBC has signed multi-platinum husband-and-wife country artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for…

  6. Uptown Sinclair

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Last year, in the midst of playing nearly every bar/club in Ohio, the group—guitarist Tim Parnin,…

  7. Jewel To Boost Artists In Her 'Soul City Cafe'

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel has established a program dubbed Soul City Cafe to expose up-and-coming musicians and spoken word artists. Aspects of the plan include a showcase segment during Jewel's upcomin Singer/songwriter Jewel has established a program dubbed Soul City Cafe to expose up…

  8. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine…

  9. 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…

  10. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing,…

  11. Still More Bounce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. Therefore, it makes sense that,…

  12. Honduran Villagers Mourn TLC's Lopes

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With fame, fortune, and Grammys already in her possession at 30, the only thing missing from Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' life was a little peace. It was on the northern coast of Honduras that she found it With fame, fortune, and Grammys already in her possession at 30, the only…

  13. Smokin' Grooves Returns With Outkast, Hill, Roots

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shado Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin'…

  14. 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 "…

  15. Jett Adds Track To Breast Cancer Benefit

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' "The Word" for a new compilation that benefits breast cancer charities. The song is a bonus on the otherwise 13-track "It's About Eve (Mus Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' …

  16. Jerry Douglas' 'Lookout For Hope'

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country music session player extraordinaire Jerry Douglas, who's played on hundreds of albums, talks about his new solo disc, "Lookout for Hope," in almost self-analytical terms. "Playing on so many r Country music session player extraordinaire Jerry Douglas, who's…

  17. McCartney Blocks 'Hey Jude' Lyrics Sale

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney won a last-minute court order yesterday (April 29) preventing the auction house Christie's from selling his handwritten lyrics to the song "Hey Jude." Former Beatle Paul McCartney won a last-minute court order yesterday (April 29) preventing the…

  18. Greene Resigns From Recording Academy

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global television event, has resigned as president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organiz Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global…

  19. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  20. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey In addition to a probable 40th anniversary tour this year, look for the Rolling Stones to return to the studio to record a number of new tracks, potentially for release on a retrospective or an album of new material. According to sources, the…

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