1. 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…

  2. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

  3. Billboard Bits: Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Black

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Clint Black Rapper Busta Rhymes got a lift from some high-profile guest stars last night (March 12) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Rap duo M.O.P. joined Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad for a cover of the former's "Ante Up,"…

  4. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  5. 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,…

  6. U.K. Jubilee Concert Adds Bennett, Lennox

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett, Annie Lennox, Sir Cliff Richard, and U.K. garage hitmakers Mis-Teeq have been added to the lineup of "Party at the Palace," the Queen's golden jubilee rock and pop show June 3 at Bucking Tony Bennett, Annie Lennox, Sir Cliff Richard, and U.K. garage hitmakers Mis…

  7. Rochester Plans Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list that spans from Aretha Franklin and Sonny Rollins to John Hammond and Medeski Martin & Wood. The festiv The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list…

  8. Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia Gubaidulina have been designated as the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia…

  9. Zeppelin's John Paul Jones Brings The 'Thunder'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band of all time, John Paul Jones was in need for a change by the time Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980. Putting his own music on the As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band…

  10. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  11. Jewel Takes Labelmate M2M On The Road

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip since 1999 -- that will kick off June 14 in Tampa, Fla. Accompanying her on the trek will be fellow Atlanti Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip…

  12. 'God Save the Queen' Re-Release Set For Jubilee

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST A quarter century after the Sex Pistols belted out an acerbic punk tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, the song is being re-released to mark the monarch's golden jubilee. Virgin Records plans to release "G A quarter century after the Sex Pistols belted out an acerbic punk tribute to…

  13. McCartney Heads Jubilee, Sets Tour Kick-Off

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, and Phil Collins are among the artists confirmed for a June 3 concert to mark the Queen of England's Golden Jubilee. The event, which also comprises a class Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, and Phil Collins are among the artists…

  14. 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…

  15. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  16. Tupac Documentary To Include Bonus CD

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST QD3 Entertainment is finalizing its "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur" documentary DVD, now scheduled for an April 2 release via Image Entertainment. As reported here last November, the QD3 Entertainment is finalizing its "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac…

  17. O'Jays To Take Philly Soul On The Road

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stalwart Philly soul group the O'Jays will launch a U.S. concert tour in support of their latest MCA album "For the Love." The jaunt will kick off March 14 in Boston and crisscross the country over th Stalwart Philly soul group the O'Jays will launch a U.S. concert tour in…

  18. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  19. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  20. Usher Plans Spring North American Trek

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with a North American tour this spring. The artist's Evolution tour, which will follow a busy European itinerary, is After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with…

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