1. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  2. Frank Black Back With Two New Albums

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed with former label spinART and is planning an Aug. 20 release for two new albums. "Black Letter Day" and "Devil's Workshop," the follow-ups to his 2001 s Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed…

  3. Billboard Bits: Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2 Two days before the new Will Smith single was to have been "officially" released to radio by Columbia, U.S. top 40 stations have begun spinning it. Although the official release date is tomorrow (May 9), a number of stations began playing "…

  4. Mickey Hart Taps Into Kodo's 'Mondo Head'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "It's over the top, it really is," Mickey Hart says of "Mondo Head," the Red Ink album he produced with Japanese <I>taiko</I> drum group Kodo. "It has a great spirit. It points in a new direction. I t "It's over the top, it really is,"…

  5. Take 6 Crafts A 'Beautiful World'

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There's one thing Take 6 wants to make absolutely clear about its first new studio album in four years: It's not a comeback. There's one thing Take 6 wants to make absolutely clear about its first new studio album in four years: It's not a comeback. "We don't…

  6. Staind, Godsmack, Aerosmith Top Boston Music Awards

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards…

  7. Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's 51st birthday, Billboard.com has learned. Ramone's mother Charlotte Lesher and brothe Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been…

  8. Van Zandt Opens His 'Underground Garage'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7) during a lavish party at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. The music-memorabilia themed hotel and restaurant chain is the Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7)…

  9. Billboard Bits: Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler Latin vocalist Luis Fonsi recently enlisted the directorial services of 'N Sync's Joey Fatone on the video for his new single, "Secret." The track will be found on Fonsi's English-language debut, "Fight the Feeling,…

  10. 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,"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes Asbury Park, N.J., rock'n'roll landmark the Stone Pony has been spared from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry. Thousands of E-mails, petition signatures, and phone calls have saved the shore town club where such notable Jersey…

  12. Ben Folds Goes It Alone On Spring Tour

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Toward the end of Ben Folds' tour last fall in support of his Epic solo debut, "Rockin' the Suburbs," the jumpy piano player decided to take the stage solo for a few dates at New York's Bowery Ballroo Toward the end of Ben Folds' tour last fall in support of his…

  13. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Harrison, Ramones, Gaye, Arnold

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Ramones, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Arnold The U.K. city of Liverpool is planning a tribute concert this month for Beatles great George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not…

  15. Pop Stars Pepper New Teen Flick

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26 on DVD from Spartan Home Entertainment. The film features cameo appearances by some of the biggest names in teen pop, including B Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26…

  16. Concrete Blonde Cements Reunion Tour

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour Jan. 18 in San Diego, just three days after the release of "Group Therapy," the band's first album in more than eight years Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour…

  17. Vedder, Chili Peppers Set For Ramones Tribute

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the Offspring, and Rancid are among the artists confirmed to contribute to a Ramones tribute album, due for a spring release Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote culture, will host its inaugural benefit…

  19. Posthumous Ramone Single, Album Due In Early 2002

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" will be the first single released from the late punk icon's only solo album. The track will be sent to U.S. rock and modern rock radio Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a…

  20. Mission Of Burma Reforms After 19-Year Hiatus

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first shows in nearly 19 years Jan. 12 at New York's Irving Plaza and Jan. 18 at Boston's Avalon Ballroom. The gigs preceed a <a hr Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first…

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