1. Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the January 2003 release of the as-yet-untitled debut album from his new band, the Healers. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the…

  2. Drummer's Injury Forces Another Travis Cancellation

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis has pulled out of a planned headlining appearance next month at the U.K.'s V2002 festival while drummer Neil Primrose recovers from a spinal injury. Travis has pulled out of a planned headlining appearance next month at the U.K.'s V2002 festival while drummer Neil Primrose…

  3. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio…

  4. Chris Robinson Signs With Redline

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline Entertainment and is working on his solo debut album, "New Earth Mud." The set is tentatively due later this year, but Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline…

  5. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…

  6. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  7. U.K. Rockers Hit The Classroom

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to teach courses in songwriting, vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) has A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to…

  8. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle Rap star Nelly, whose second Universal album, "Nellyville" is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, is getting ready to add TV star to his resume with a comedy in development at Paramount Network Television. According to the deal, which is still being…

  10. Amos Plans 'Scarlet's Walk' In Fall

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." The set will be her debut for Epic following a 13-year association with…

  11. Travis Drummer Stabilized After Surgery

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France. Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France, according to a…

  12. 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…

  13. John Entwistle Laid To Rest

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. G Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the…

  14. Travis Drummer Injured, Tour Dates Canceled

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of four European concerts (July 15 in Lucca, Italy; July 16 in Rome; Jul Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth Macy Gray, Angelique Kidjo, the Keb Mo' Band, and G Love & Special Sauce are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this year's annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. The artists will perform Aug. 30…

  16. Electric

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his Lucky Dog debut, Jack Ingram showcases both fearless lyrical insight and growing melodic instincts via a rousing, raucous presentation that lives up to the album's title. On his Lucky Dog debut, Jack Ingram showcases both fearless lyrical insight and growing melodic instincts via…

  17. Heathen

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If recent Bowie albums like 1997's Earthling left your ears craving classic-sounding Bowie, Heathen comes to the rescue. On the first release from the artist's new Columbia-distributed ISO imprint, Bo If recent Bowie albums like 1997's Earthling left your ears craving classic…

  18. Bowie Unveils 'Heathen' At Fan Club Show

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," last night (June 11) at New York's Roseland Ballroom before an audience of members from his BowieNet online fan club. The David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "…

  19. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  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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