1. 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…

  2. Weezer On 'Maladroit'

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the positive results of both a recent spat with the band's label, Geffen/Interscope-concerning the forthcoming "Maladroit" (due M Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the…

  3. 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 "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  5. Doves, Valence Overtake U.K. Charts

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two acts from widely differing backgrounds notched their first No.1s on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 5), as Manchester modern rock trio Doves scored an instant chart-topper with their sophomore albu Two acts from widely differing backgrounds notched their first No.1s on the U.K. charts…

  6. Middlehope

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. So it isn't surprising…

  7. New DMB, Crows Tracks Spice Up "Deeds"

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New music from the Dave Matthews Band and Counting Crows plus a bizarre collaboration between David Bowie and Adam Sandler highlight the RCA soundtrack to Sandler's forthcoming film, "Mr. Deeds," due New music from the Dave Matthews Band and Counting Crows plus a bizarre…

  8. 'Totally Hits 2002' Packs In 20 Top Tracks

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fifth volume in the BMG/Warner Bros. "Totally Hits" compilation series will consist of tracks from the likes of Alicia Keys, Pink, P.O.D., Outkast, Default, and more. Due June 4, "Totally Hits 200 The fifth volume in the BMG/Warner Bros. "Totally Hits" compilation…

  9. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…

  10. Hot Product

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, and new albums from Trey Anastasio, Ali, and Blackalicious. Along Came A 'Spider' Befitting what is expected to be one of the summer's most popular movies, Columbia has snared a host of top stars for its "Spider-Man"…

  11. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  12. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  13. Pavarotti To Perform For Angola Refugees

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti will stage a concert next month to raise money for Angolan child refugees living in Zambia, the United Nations (U.N.) refugee agency confirms. The Italian tenor wanted to remind the Luciano Pavarotti will stage a concert next month to raise money for Angolan child refugees…

  14. Cowboy Junkies 'Open' Up For Tour, DVD

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock outfit Cowboy Junkies has lined up a 26-date spring tour and finalized details for its first DVD, a companion to last year's Zoe Records release "Open." The tour kicks off May 9 in Detro Canadian rock outfit Cowboy Junkies has lined up a 26-date spring tour and…

  15. Ween Delays New Album In Favor Of The Road

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer North American tour. Dates begin Friday (April 19) in Asheville, N.C., and are booked through a June 23 appe Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer…

  16. Hot Product

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Sheryl Crow, Phish, Michelle Williams, the Band, and more. Still 'Crow'ing After walking away from the record for a spell, and at times contemplating bringing in an outside producer or even setting it aside to make a record of covers instead, Crow finally…

  17. Top Rock Acts Sign On For 'Town Fair'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack, Outkast, Nickelback, P.O.D., and Alien Ant Farm are confirmed for the third edition of the Rolling Rock Town Fair, set for July 27 at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds near Latrobe, Pa. Th Godsmack, Outkast, Nickelback, P.O.D., and Alien Ant Farm are confirmed for the third…

  18. Fan Fair Lineup Expands

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of previously announced talent. Alabama, Bill Anderson, David Ball, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery G Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of…

  19. Imbruglia Signs On For Film Debut

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have signed to star opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson in Working Title Films' spy spoof "Johnny English," according to the fi John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have…

  20. Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST At 75, Dr. Ralph Stanley is enjoying the most widespread popularity and prosperous times of his career, largely due to a profile raised exponentially by his participation in the O Brother, Where Art T At 75, Dr. Ralph Stanley is enjoying the most widespread popularity and prosperous times of…

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