1. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  2. Queer As Folk: The Second Season

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. DJ Manny Lehman creates an energetic non-stop mix from the club tracks featured on Showtime's TV series Queer As Folk. Vocal-driven, progressive house-tinged diva…

  3. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award,…

  4. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues…

  5. They Might Be Giants Tell Kids 'No!'

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell has been making for two decades, has long attracted grade-school-aged kids alongsi They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo…

  6. Monroe To Be Honored At Bluegrass Festival

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual Bill Monroe Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival. The four-day event, which begins tomorrow (May 23), will About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual…

  7. 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…

  8. ASCAP Honors Taylor, Dido, Destiny

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor was presented with the ASCAP Founder's Award at the 19th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held last night (May 20) at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Cal Billboard Century Award Winner James Taylor was presented with the ASCAP Founder's…

  9. North Carolina Ponders James Taylor Bridge

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a resolution asking the North Carolina Board of Transportation to name a bridge after singer/songwriter James Taylo The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a…

  10. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  11. The Infinite

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on the funky ambience of In a Silent Way-era Miles Davis. Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnson

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnnie Johnson The Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge, and Joe will be the star attractions at the 6th annual St. Kitts International Music Festival, slated for June 27-30 on the Carribean island of St. Kitts. The festival, which will take place at the island…

  14. Aerosmith Bassist Unharmed In Fire

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Cape Cod, Mass., home of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7 p.m. Saturday, firefighter James Murphy The Cape Cod, Mass., home of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire over the…

  15. Neil Finn Plans Brief North American Tour

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour this July in support of the May 21 release of his Nettwerk album "One All," his first stateside studio set in four ye Former Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour…

  16. Sweet Smell of Success

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. Sweet Smell of Success soured critics when it opened on Broadway this spring, and this score makes the main…

  17. Billboard Bits: Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR Two guitars belonging to Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia were sold at auction yesterday (May 8) in New York for about $1.74 million, the president of Guernsey's auction house said. The auction, held at Studio 54, was put together by Guernsey&…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, Sex Pistols, Chicago

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Papa Roach's sophomore album, a U.S. exhibition of Sex Pistols photos, and Rhino's acquisition of the entire Chicago catalog. The track list for Papa Roach's upcoming sophomore album, "lovehatetragedy" has been modified. Due June 18 from DreamWorks, the…

  20. Songwriter Otis Blackwell Dies

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs -- including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return to Sender" "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley -- died yesterday (May 6) of a heart attack. He was 70. Blackwell wrote Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs --…

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