1. Motley Crue Set To Storm The Silver Screen

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says the band has just signed a deal to turn its autobiography, "The Dirt," into a film. "You don't want it to be too watered-down," Sixx says, "but at the same time, I Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says the band has just signed a…

  2. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  3. Stones Offer A Career Taste On 'Licks'

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective double-disc, set for an Oct. 1 release via Virgin (Sept. 30 outside North America; Sept. 23 in Japan). The 4 As expected , the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective…

  4. Darius Edges Out Coldplay On U.K. Charts

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. vocalist Darius earned a second week atop the British singles charts yesterday (Aug. 12) with his Mercury debut "Colourblind," ahead of a strong challenge by Coldplay. Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Pe U.K. vocalist Darius earned a second week atop the British singles charts…

  5. Madonna's 'Swept Away' Due In October

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her…

  6. So, It's Like That

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is hitting the road this month with B.B. The fact that blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is hitting the road this month with B.B. King is a testament to this guy's old-school, old-soul virtuosity. There's so much passion and sweat…

  7. Man With a Memory

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Joe Nichols bows on fledgling Universal South with an expressive, emotive vocal in league with some of country's finest. Newcomer Joe Nichols bows on fledgling Universal South with an expressive, emotive vocal in league with some of country's finest. "The Impossible…

  8. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  9. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  10. Burger After Church

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Waybacks are a West Coast acoustic quintent that blends ample humor and freewheelin' spirit with fine musical chops and keen melodic instincts on this primarily instrumental project. The Waybacks are a West Coast acoustic quintent that blends ample humor and freewheelin' spirit…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  12. Filter Completes Evolution

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com "I am the boss -- I have to admit that," Richard Patrick, founder of Filter, says. "But I always wanted to be in a band. After 22 years of looking, I finally feel like I'm in a band, with the four guys I'll be with for a…

  13. Police Say Alleged Mystikal Attack Videotaped

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An alleged rape committed by rapper Mystikal and two other men was captured on videotape, according to Baton Rouge, La., police. Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, surrendered last Thursday a An alleged rape committed by rapper Mystikal and two other men was captured on videotape,…

  14. Former Dead Principals Prep For Reunion

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "stoked to the eyeballs" about the nearing Terrapin Station, his first full-fledged reunion with his former bandmates since Dead vocalis Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "…

  15. A1

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Overseas, foursome A1 has evolved from your standard-issue boy band to a credible acoustic-framed ensemble with tenacity. Overseas, foursome A1 has evolved from your standard-issue boy band to a credible acoustic-framed ensemble with tenacity. "Caught in the Middle," the group'…

  16. Hard Candy

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Playing the role of good-time guys is easier said than done for Counting Crows. Playing the role of good-time guys is easier said than done for Counting Crows. While the band peppers its latest release, Hard Candy, with a handful of sunny pop numbers ("American Girls"), such radio…

  17. 'Lost' & Found: Aimee Mann

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Aimee Mann is not quite the depressed, tortured artist that her recordings might indicate her to be. "It's a fair assumption, I suppose," she says with a smile. "I do write a fair amount of dark material." But Mann notes…

  18. Billboard Bits: Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith Elton John, Carlos Santana, Martina McBride, and comedian Dennis Miller are confirmed to perform at the 7th annual Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children benefit concert. The event, set for Sept. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, raises…

  19. Charlie Daniels' New Disc Is A Rockin' Country Affair

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past four decades, Charlie Daniels has covered a lot of musical territory, from country and rock to blues and gospel. On his new Blue Hat/Audium release, "Redneck Fiddlin' Man," Daniels returns to the country fold. "…

  20. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

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