1. 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…

  2. Piracy Forces Change In Eminem Release Date

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The release date of Eminem's third Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show," has been moved up one week to May 28 to minimize the loss of sales to bootlegged copies of the set, which already are The release date of Eminem's third Aftermath/Interscope album, "The…

  3. 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…

  4. Jim Rose Circus: The Next 'Osbournes'?

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV series under a new deal with Los Angeles-based Boxx Communications. The production company will follow the Infamous performance troupe the Jim Rose Circus will test the waters of the reality-based TV…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The Hummingbirds

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Highly regarded as both Jones-meets-Jagger, singer and powerful songwriter Jim Lauderdale has long had the respect of his peers while operating largely under the commercial radar. Highly regarded as both Jones-meets-Jagger, singer and powerful songwriter Jim Lauderdale has long had the…

  8. 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…

  9. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Now that it's finally here, there isn't much left to be said about Wilco's masterful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. But it's a welcome treat just the same. Now that it's finally here, there isn't much left to be said about Wilco's masterful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. But…

  10. 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&…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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 --…

  14. 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,…

  15. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  16. Reggae Stars Bring The 'Love' On Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "Pressure Drop" has been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, will headline the One Love Festival, a U.S. reggae tou Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "…

  17. 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…

  18. Dylan, Lesh, Nelson Set For Jazz Aspen Fest

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. "It's been a long time coming," said festival executive producer Jim Horowitz, who has been trying Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day…

  19. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…

  20. 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!…

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