1. Billboard Bits: McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits Sources say Sir Paul McCartney will return to North America for another run on his Drivin' USA tour, with 23 more arena dates in late September and October. According to Amusement Business, the initial 27 shows grossed more than $53…

  2. 'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Ro For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember,…

  3. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  4. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  5. Who Tour To Continue Despite Entwistle's Death

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death yesterday (June 27) of founding bassist John Entwistle. According to a note posted on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web si The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death…

  6. A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was feeling like "an 18-year-old in a 57-year-old body." The artist, who was found dead yesterday (June 27) in Las Vegas of Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was…

  7. Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle"

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle" Known as "the Ox," the Chiswick, England-born bassist said he was pleased that the band had returned to a five-piece after touring with a large backing band in the late '80s. "I feel much more…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  9. McCartney Battles With McDonald's

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare standards to its restaurants worldwide. The former Beatle, who married Heather Mills earlier this month, took time out Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare…

  10. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  11. Trick Daddy Takes A 'Holiday'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth album, "Thug Holiday," due Aug. 6. The album is led by the single "In Da Wind," featuring Cee-Lo, which has risen to No. 45 on Bill Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth…

  12. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart…

  13. The Who's John Entwistle Dies In Vegas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent heart attack today (June 27) in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to a spokesperson for the Clark County Coro John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent…

  14. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  15. Eminem Halts Roach Approach

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to No. 2 behind the still mighty "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope). Eminem's set sold 381,000 copies in the U.S., Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to…

  16. Flecktones, Denson To Plant 'Grassroots'

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Keller Williams, John Scofield, and Charlie Hunter top the list of acts set for the third annual Walther's Grassroots Music & Arts Festi Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Keller Williams,…

  17. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  18. Billy Joel Checks Out Of Rehab

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn. Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn., he entered earlier this month for treatment. Joel's…

  19. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  20. Happy 'Days': Dirty Vegas To Open For Moby

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's North American tour, which will play dates before and after the latter's stint on the Area2 trek. The dates kick off July 14 U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's…

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