1. Another Sweet Mess

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major distribution (following a pair of self-releases) shows an uncommon command of self-penned pop-rock, expertly produced Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major…

  2. Hairspray

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People. In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People." Such a song title…

  3. Fashionably Late

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Listening to legendary Brit-folkie Linda Thompson's first album of new material since 1985's One Clear Moment makes it hard to imagine how hysterical dysphonia—a psychological syndrome that pre Listening to legendary Brit-folkie Linda Thompson's first album of new material…

  4. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single ""The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss),"" 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her…

  6. Chris Robinson Treads 'New Earth' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline…

  7. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  9. Osbournes Sued Over MTV Show Idea

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon, claiming that the couple stole his idea for their hit MTV series, "The Osbournes." In the suit, filed A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife…

  10. Kravitz, N.E.R.D. Lead 'Blue Crush' Set

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker Lenny Kravitz, leads the eclectic Virgin soundtrack to the surfing film "Blue Crush." The track, which also appears on Kravitz's 2001 Virgin al "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker…

  11. Pre-Rap Beastie Boys Performance Unearthed

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its new first batch of releases includes a rare recording of a 1982 concert featuring a pre-rap Beastie Boys, Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies 'N Sync's Lance Bass is negotiating with the Russian Space Agency at its cosmonaut training center as part of his bid to become the next space tourist, officials said today (July 9). Bass arrived at Russia's Star City, north of Moscow,…

  13. Hazlewood Plans First Ever European Tour

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmar Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans…

  14. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

  15. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins Late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin will be the subject of an upcoming concert DVD, "Rockpalast Live," due Aug. 20 from Pioneer Entertainment. The show was taped in Germany in April 1977 and features such perennial favorites as "…

  17. Billboard Bits: Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Crowell

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Rodney Crowell Sting, Elton John, and B.B. King will perform at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope fundraiser, set for Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event, to be hosted by Jay Leno, raises funds for childhood diabetes. To…

  18. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  19. Wilson Selects Beach Boys 'Classics'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits compilation, which EMI will release July 2 in North America. The disc will be highlighted by a new recordin Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits…

  20. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at…

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