1. Easy

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. Deft…

  2. Billboard Bits: Utada Hikaru, MTV Latin Awards, TLC

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Utada Hikaru, MTV Latin Awards, TLC Top Japanese singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru took Japan by surprise today (Sept. 6) by announcing her marriage the same day to Kazuaki Kiriya, a photographer and video director with whom Utada has worked during the past two years. In contrast with…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  4. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  5. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  6. 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…

  7. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  8. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  9. Crue's Vince Neil Returning To Club

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colo., nightclub to make up for walking off stage last week during a solo show, according to his manager, Burt Stein. Neil walked Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colo., nightclub to…

  10. Largo

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" that it is not ready for mass acceptance. In jazz, the term "cutting edge" conjures expectations of something so "out there" that it is not ready for mass acceptance.…

  11. Rhino Gets Things Started With Muppets Set

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is planning a Sept. 17 release for "The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More: the 25th Anniversary Collection," a single-CD compilation disc featuring songs and dialogue from "The Muppet Show" T Rhino is planning a Sept. 17 release for "The Muppet Show: Music,…

  12. Vince Neil Ditches Solo Gig

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil yelled obscenities and walked off a nightclub stage last Thursday in Steamboat Springs, Colo., when fans couldn't sing the lyrics to one of his songs, the club manag Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil yelled obscenities and walked off a nightclub stage…

  13. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  14. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  15. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  16. 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards, to be presented Sept. 13 at the Hilton Suites Hotel in downtown Nashville. Album of the year: Gillian Welch, "Time (The Revelator)" (Acony) The…

  17. Springsteen's 'Rising' Hangs Onto No. 1

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia album, maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for the second-straight week, matching the tenure of his last chart topper, 1995's "Greatest Hit "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia…

  18. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  19. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

  20. Cincinnati Lifts GA Ban For The Boss

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be lifted for a Bruce Springsteen concert this fall, officials said. A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be…

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