1. 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…

  2. 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)…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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,"…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Live at the Fillmore East

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Premiere late-'60s/early-'70s U.K. Premiere late-'60s/early-'70s U.K. blues- rock quartet Ten Years After was at the peak of its estimable power when it headlined Bill Graham's famed New York City venue in February 1970—having already played the two Fillmore clubs …

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Dodge Ad Boosts New Aerosmith Single

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST With an endless stream of car commercials hocking vehicles via classic rock anthems such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," little notice was taken when Dodge tru With an endless stream of car commercials hocking…

  18. 'N Sync 'Bobbles' Into Best Buy

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync fans will be descending upon U.S. Best Buy retail outlets over the next five weeks in order to pick up bobblehead dolls fashioned after each member of the group. Beginning Saturday (Nov. 24), 'N Sync fans will be descending upon U.S. Best Buy retail outlets over the next…

  19. Reports: New Cancer Treatment For George

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former-Beatle George Harrison reportedly has received experimental cancer treatment at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. The 58-year-old Harrison was treated by Dr. Gil Lederman, the hosp Former-Beatle George Harrison reportedly has received experimental cancer treatment at…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group Bob Dylan is writing a multi-volume autobiography, titled "Chronicles," the first installment of which is due out next year. A Simon & Schuster spokesperson declined to give details of the deal, or say how many volumes Dylan will…

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