1. Early Recordings By Backstreeter Carter Due

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hip-O Records will on March 26 release "Nick Carter: Before The 'Boys' 1989-1993," a collection of recordings made by the Backstreet Boys member before the boy band launched him to international fame. Hip-O Records will on March 26 release "Nick Carter: Before The &…

  2. Rockin' Roadhouse Tour Sets First Round Of Dates

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The t The Rockin' Roadhouse tour , featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy…

  3. 'Now' Features Revamped Metheny Group

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997's "Imaginary Day," the band's namesake guitarist has released two trio discs, a film score, a duo project, and an all-star collab In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997&…

  4. Green Day, Blink Plan 'Pop Disaster'

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day and Blink-182 will co-headline the Pop Disaster tour, kicking off April 17 in Bakersfield, Calif. Although venues have In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day…

  5. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…

  6. Performances Spark BBC Folk Awards

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST A rare live performance by former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews and lifetime achievement awards for both the Chieftains and Fairport Convention were among the highlights of the third annual BBC A rare live performance by former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews and lifetime…

  7. Blink-182's DeLonge Suits Up Boxcar Racer

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar Racer, due to be released May 14 on MCA. Featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Dave Kenned Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar…

  8. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  9. Can Kylie Break In The U.S.?

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has sold more than 32 million records -- encompassing eight studio albums, a greatest-hits collection, and num Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue…

  10. Black Hawk Down

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Black Hawk Down—Ridley Scott's film version of Mark Bowden's harrowing report on the fatal 1993 U.S. Black Hawk Down—Ridley Scott's film version of Mark Bowden's harrowing report on the fatal 1993 U.S. military debacle in Somalia—is a hyper-intense, even gut-wrenching…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

  12. Lambchop To Get Seasoned On Tour

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has announced the details for its U.S. tour in support of "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has announced the…

  13. Creed Weathers Quintuple Platinum Sales

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 5 million copies. The set debuted at No. 1 on Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified…

  14. Alicia Keys Leads Edison Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is nominated in three categories for Holland's Edison Music Awards, to be held Feb. 27 at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall. Keys is up for best international newcomer, best R&B/hip-hop Alicia Keys is nominated in three categories for Holland's Edison Music Awards…

  15. Rhino Surveys Soul Coughing's 'Phaze'

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The seven-year career of idiosyncratic jazz-pop quartet Soul Coughing will be surveyed on "Lust in Phaze," due March 19 from Rhino. The set will contain 20 songs culled from the group's three Slash/Wa The seven-year career of idiosyncratic jazz-pop quartet Soul Coughing will be…

  16. Creed Postpones N.J. Show

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New Jersey due to the death of guitarist Mark Tremonti's mother. The show at the Continental Airlines Arena has been res Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New…

  17. Forever

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cracker's Forever—the follow-up to last year's two-disc hits-and-misses set Garage d'Or and the band's first collection of all-new material since 1998's Gentleman's Blues—shows David Low Cracker's Forever—the follow-up to last year's two-disc hits-and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  19. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

  20. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

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