1. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  2. Columbia Marks Uncle Tupelo's Legacy

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc retrospective, due April 9 via Columbia/Legacy. Collecting all of the key tracks from the group's first three Rockville Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc…

  3. Rough Trade Celebrates Electronica

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation celebrating electronic artists past and present, with the track list selected by staff members at the Rough Tra Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation…

  4. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Berry/Richard

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Chuck Berry/Little Richard Mick Jagger will appear on an episode of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" this season, according to the network. The Rolling Stones vocalist recorded his voice-over for the program last week, but the details…

  6. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  7. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  8. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…

  9. Elton John Honored For AIDS Work

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elton John was honored last night (Jan. 9) in London by the U.K. Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS, which presented the artist with its Hero award. The honor acknowledged his contributions Elton John was honored last night (Jan. 9) in London by the U.K. Coalition of People Living…

  10. Phish Members To Tour Behind Solo Projects

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to tour this year in support of solo projects, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to…

  11. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  12. Gomez's 'Gun' Fires In March

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on March 18 via Hut/Virgin internationally. No North American release date is yet solidified for the album, which is the follow-up to British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on…

  13. AMA Update: Michael Jackson To Perform

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Michael Jackson will also perform his 1988 No. 1 hit "Man in the Mirror" on the show, In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music…

  14. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  15. Destiny's Child To Play Gospel's Stellar Awards

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child are confirmed to perform at the 17th annual Gospel Music Stellar Awards, to be taped Saturday (Jan. 12) at the Atlanta Civic Center and air in syndication through Feb. 10. The group wi Destiny's Child are confirmed to perform at the 17th annual Gospel Music Stellar…

  16. Welsh Act Melys Takes No. 1 In DJ Peel's Poll

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welsh band Melys has won the latest edition of the influential U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel's long-running, annual "Festive Fifty" listeners poll. Melys stole top honors with its single "Chinese Wh Welsh band Melys has won the latest edition of the influential U.K.…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina Digital rock purveyors Gravity Kills have set a March 19 release date for its third studio album, "Superstarved." As previously reported , the set is the band's label debut for Sanctuary after two studio sets and a remix album…

  18. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  20. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

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