1. Michael Jackson's Racism Charges Debated

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, seemingly on a self-appointed crusade for the rights of black artists, may have trouble finding sympathy among other members of the African-American music community, Billboard reports Michael Jackson, seemingly on a self-appointed crusade for the rights of black artists, may…

  2. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn Dave Matthews Band will take to the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York's Times Square on Monday (July 15) to tape a performance for that night's episode of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." The taping of…

  3. Michael Jackson Brands Recording Industry As Racist

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording…

  4. Billboard Bits: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  5. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  10. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

  11. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

  12. Li'l Abner, My Fair Lady, Barnum

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Broadway producer Herman Levin and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were working on a musical called Li'l Abner before they abandoned it for another project: My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe. ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Li'L Abner REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy…

  13. Jackson, Manilow, Sting Inducted Into Songwriter Hall

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York last night (June 13) -- although he didn't show up to pick up his award. Jackson, who wrote hits such as "Don't Stop 'Til You Ge Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York…

  14. New Sharpton Group Plans Music Summit

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) civil-rights organization is planning a summit meeting early next month to establish a "dialog" between labels and advocates for recording artists, Bil Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) civil-rights…

  15. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last…

  16. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording…

  17. Metallica Members Go For A Spin

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During a break from recording its next Elektra studio album, Metallica members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett last night (June 4) teamed up with longtime producer Bob Rock to play an un During a break from recording its next Elektra studio album, Metallica members James…

  18. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  19. Unreleased Live Set Among Cash Reissues

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday, Columbia Legacy has scheduled four more of the country music veteran classic albums for reissue in its "American Milestones" series, Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday,…

  20. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

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