1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Lulu, Shakira, and Eminem. TO CHART WITH LOVE : When Glasgow-born pop singer Lulu had her very first chart single 38 years and one month ago, she had a top-10 hit the first time out. She's had to wait a little longer for her first top-10 album: 38 years and one…

  2. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  3. O'Neill, Bono Wrapping Up African Tour

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited an Ethiopian hospice and orphanage run by missionaries, one of the last stops of their African tour. Dozens of patients U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited…

  4. Mellow Looks To Score From 'CQ'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a similar love of vintage synthesizers, swinging lounge, intergalactic swirls, and digitized flourishes. Mellow would, ho Mellow doesn't mind being compared to Air. After all, both French groups share a…

  5. Shannon Lawson Ready For His Place In The 'Sun'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical resume than Shannon Lawson. Like nearly all Kentucky-born musicians, Lawson cut his teeth on bluegrass music, p Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical…

  6. 'The Osbournes' To Return For Second Season

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return for a second season of 20 new episodes in the fall. The first 10 episodes of series, which offered an unvarnished look into the MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return…

  7. Dozens Injured In Eminem Mosh Pit

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than two dozen people were injured -- most of them slightly -- in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem was performing Saturday night at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium, officials said. More than two dozen people were injured -- most of them slightly -- in a mosh pit stampede while…

  8. U.K. Fans Can't Go 'Without' Eminem

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 26), while Irish vocalist Ronan Keating scored an instant chart-topper with his second Polydor album, "D Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  10. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  11. My Ride's Here

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everything that was ever good about Warren Zevon's songcrafting—his lacerating wit, his disarmingly effective melodicism, his boundless originality—is embodied in this latest effort, his Everything that was ever good about Warren Zevon's songcrafting—his lacerating wit, his…

  12. 360 Degree of Billy Paul, MFSB,Trammps, Philadelphia Classics

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part stroll down memory lane, part music history lesson, these titles are a living—and timeless—testament to the legendary sound of Philadelphia and the prolific legacy of dynamic produc BILLY PAUL 360 Degree of Billy Paul REISSUE PRODUCERS: Leo Sacks, Joe McEwen ORIGINAL PRODUCERS: Kenneth…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Van Morrison, Tweet, and Shakira. THEM AND HIM: Difficult to believe, but true: after a chart career that spans 36 years and 11 months, Belfast-born Van Morrison earns the second highest-charting album of his lifetime. "Down the Road" (Exile/Universal) opens…

  14. Bono, O'Neill Visit South African AIDS Clinic

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono's voice cracked today (May 24) as he tried to explain the emotions he felt talking to a group of South African mothers infected with the AIDS virus. "This is an amazing place, amaz U2 lead singer Bono's voice cracked today (May 24) as he tried to explain the…

  15. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at…

  16. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  17. McCartney's Art Goes On Display In Liverpool

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would go visit a local art gallery in their Liverpool, England, hometown. McCartney has returned to the same gal As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two…

  18. Orbital Surveys 'Work,' Heads 'Back To Mine'

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. electronic music duo Orbital is set to release a retrospective album, "Work 1989-2002," June 3 internationally via ffrr Records. The set largely consists of previous singles, but does inc Veteran U.K. electronic music duo Orbital is set to release a retrospective album,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  20. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

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