1. Rush's 'Vapor Trails' Due In May

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian power trio Rush has set a May 14 release date for its upcoming Anthem/Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails." As previously reported, the set was recorded in Toronto, with band members Geddy Lee, Ale Canadian power trio Rush has set a May 14 release date for its upcoming Anthem…

  2. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  3. Billboard Bits: The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise Southern California punk act the Offspring is the latest addition to the lineup of the Beyond 2002 Super Festival. As previously reported , the April 12-14 event will present artists on five stages at Miami's Bicentennial Park. Among the artists…

  4. Earle, Chicago Vets 'Waltz' Again

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will join Nicholas Tremulis' house band for the fourth annual Waltz benefit. The event, set for March 23 at C Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt, and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy…

  5. Keene Gets Star Help On 'Merry-Go-Round'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years on June 4 as part of a new deal with spinART Records. Titled "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," the 12-song follow-up Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years…

  6. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

  7. Mellencamp Gears Up For Summer U.S. Tour

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp will hit the road for a summer U.S. tour, due to kick off July 3 in Burgettstown, Pa., and wrap a month later at Las Vegas's 7,000-capacity Aladdin Theatre. John Mellencamp will hit the road for a summer U.S. tour, due to kick off July 3 in Burgettstown, Pa., and wrap a…

  8. 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,"…

  9. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  10. Matthews, Gill, Lovett To Salute Willie Nelson

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that have signed on to salute country legend Willie Nelson at a special April 14 concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditoriu Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that…

  11. Chuck Leavell Unveils 'Forever Blue' And 'Forever Green'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In-demand session player and A-list sideman Chuck Leavell can add "solo recording artist" to his resume with the release of his solo piano album, "Forever Blue," on Terminus Records. Leavell made his In-demand session player and A-list sideman Chuck Leavell can add "…

  12. Billboard Bits: Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers In the latest sign the file-swapping service is struggling, Napster cut 10% of its work force last week, a move it said was prompted by longer than anticipated negotiations with major record labels. Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers said in a…

  13. Los Lobos Turn 25 With 'Good Morning'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good Morning Aztlan" (Mammoth). Co-produced by the band and John Leckie (Radiohead, the Verve), the 12-track set is the Los Angeles-ba Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good…

  14. Hot Product

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from N*E*R*D, Destiny's Child, Bob Mould, B2K, and more. 'Search' And Ye Shall Find Production duo the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have spent the past few years churning out hits for the likes of Britney Spears, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and &…

  15. Rhino Leads The Band Through One 'Last Waltz'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Entertainment have teamed for a variety of projects to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the final concert by the original incarnation of the Band, later re Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Entertainment have teamed for a variety of…

  16. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

  17. VH1 Storytellers

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been the key to his appeal, and on this live CD culled from a VH1 Storytellers episode, he shows that his days of growling an Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been…

  18. White Lilies Island

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn," Aussie Natalie Imbruglia proves she's no one-hit wonder with the success of her current single, "Wrong Impression." Fans who pick up her sophomore After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn,"…

  19. Evangeline Made

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cajun fiddler/singer Ann Savoy had, for some time, been interested in doing a Cajun music project using musicians from outside the Cajun world of south Louisiana. Cajun fiddler/singer Ann Savoy had, for some time, been interested in doing a Cajun music project using musicians from outside the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

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