1. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song…

  2. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

  3. Anger Management Tour Rolls Out 30+ Dates

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners have signed on for the second Anger Management tour, kicking off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bionic Jive, Obie As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners…

  4. International Artists 'Celebrate Brooklyn'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule for this year's event, with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Femi Kuti, Ely Guerra, and Yo The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule…

  5. Group Wants Springsteen For Senate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. sen Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?…

  6. Update: Osbournes To Share Their 'Family Album'

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, a Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy…

  7. Live Aid's Geldof Lobbies For Africa's Poor

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments hav Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for…

  8. Update: Napster Eyeing Bankruptcy As CEO Resigns

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday, Konrad Hilbers has resigned as the CEO of Napster less than a year after taking the post, and despite a reported buy-out offer on the table from Bertelsma Updating a story first posted here yesterday, Konrad Hilbers has resigned as the CEO of…

  9. Bono To Tour Africa With Treasury Secretary

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican treasury secretary, and Bono, the U2 frontman with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the sum Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired…

  10. Korn Extends Summer Tour Plans

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set thr Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and…

  11. 'Sun' Shines On Lips, De La, Modest Mouse, Cake

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour, which bows July 31 in St. Louis and wraps Aug. 31 in St. Paul, Minn. The idea for the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural…

  12. Yes: Wakeman In The Fold For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick Wakeman has once again rejoined classic progressive rock act Yes, and will be with the band on its summer North American tour. Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick…

  13. Ozzy, Ricky Join Queen's Jubilee Concert

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingh Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest…

  14. Stereo/Mono

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. The draw isn't the…

  15. Sweet Smell of Success

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. Sweet Smell of Success soured critics when it opened on Broadway this spring, and this score makes the main…

  16. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissued remastered, expanded editions of three…

  17. Billboard Bits: Stones, American Worship Gathering & More

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Rolling Stones, American Worship Gathering & More Many fans attempting to purchase special pre-sale tickets late for select shows on the Rolling Stones' upcoming North American tour found themselves in Internet-related agony earlier this week. Fans had to join Sam Goody…

  18. McCartney Logs On For First Online Chat

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will take part in his first-ever online chat tonight (May 9) at 8 p.m. ET on the MSN network. McCartney will conduct the chat just before taking the stage at Dallas' sold-out Reunion Ar Paul McCartney will take part in his first-ever online chat tonight (May 9) at 8 p.m.…

  19. 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 "…

  20. 'Rhapsody' Named U.K.'s Favorite Single

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Bohemian Rhapsody," the record-breaking hit by rock band Queen, is Britain's favorite single of all time, according to a poll published today (May 8). The song beat John Lennon's ballad "Imagine" to "Bohemian Rhapsody," the record-breaking hit by rock…

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