1. Respect the Dead

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Taylor follows the release of his superb, Handy Award-nominated album White African with an equally compelling record that is, unfailingly, a galvanizing listening experience. Taylor follows the release of his superb, Handy Award-nominated album White African with an equally compelling record…

  2. The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap into the younger generation's budding enthusiasm for Americana authenticity by presenting its veteran blues artists as folk pi In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap…

  3. Co-Balt

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely seem to be getting more out of Brute—his occasional teaming with Widespread Panic— Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Osbournes,' 'Episode II,' Autechre

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Osbournes,' 'Episode II,' Autechre "The Osbournes," the reality sitcom about rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history. Just under 6.3 million people watched Tuesday's…

  5. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

  6. Jimi Hendrix's Father Dies

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died yesterday (April 17) after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 82. A former Golden Gloves boxer who James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, died…

  7. New Album Sees The Tragically Hip 'In Violet Light'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American release of its ninth studio album, "In Violet Light." Produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, Genesis, the Police) and rec Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American…

  8. Tyrese Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson) has been hospitalized for injuries from a motorcycle accident last week, his spokesperson said. The 23-year-old performer sustained cuts and injured Singer and actor Tyrese (full name: Tyrese Gibson) has been hospitalized for injuries from a…

  9. Susana Baca Brings Sept. 11 Into The Studio

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs better in front of a crowd. Knowing this, she, producer Craig Street, and the folks at Luaka Bop Records decided Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs…

  10. Osborne Gets To Work On 'Womanly' Album

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will enter the studio this month with producer John Leventhal, noted for his work with Shawn Colvin, to record a new album, Billboard Bulletin reports. The set, to be ti Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will enter the studio this month with producer John Leventhal…

  11. Dr. John, Hancock Jazz Up Aspen Festival

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass (JAS) festival will be held June 20-23 in Snowmass Village, Colo., with the likes of Dr. John, Patti Austin, Herbie Hancock, and Earth, Wind & The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass (JAS) festival will be held June 20-23…

  12. Eagles Confirm 31-Date Summer Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour in seven years May 31 in Reno, Nev. The 31-date trek will wrap July 20 in Biloxi, Miss., and comes as the gro As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour…

  13. Nate Dogg Arrested On Drug Charges

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was booked last Friday into Arizona's Mohave County Jail on felony charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm. He Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was booked last Friday into…

  14. TMBG Moves 'No!'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!," has been moved to June 11. Originally expected in April, the Idlewild Recordings/Rounder release will be issued as an enhanced The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!,"…

  15. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  16. 16TunesOnTV

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 15-21, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow (also scheduled: John Stamos, Kate Burton). "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child's…

  17. Always Take Me Back

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former New Grass Revival vocalist John Cowan has crafted the most ambitious album of his solo career in Always Take Me Back. Former New Grass Revival vocalist John Cowan has crafted the most ambitious album of his solo career in Always Take Me Back. It's a stylish, primarily acoustic…

  18. Then Came the Night

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. Pseudo-edge…

  19. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison,Take five

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET Take Five PRODUCER: Teo Macero 5.1 MIX ENGINEER: Mark Wilder Columbia/Legacy CS 65122 JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison PRODUCER: Bob Johnston 5.1 MIX ENGINEER: Thom C Concurrent with the rising tide of DVD-Audio titles entering the marketplace, new and,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

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