1. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  2. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  3. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  4. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  5. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  6. Cher Offers 'Living Proof'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" last summer, she had no idea that the tune would resonate as intensely as it does during these days of political unrest. When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely…

  7. Carter, Pagano Team For Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as the opening acts for his upcoming 22-date tour, due to launch Jan. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The cross-count Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as…

  8. Splintered At The Drive In Camps Remain Active

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST On hiatus from At The Drive In since last spring, that group's principal members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez will resurface with their new band, the Mars Volta. The outfit will issue its debut EP On hiatus from At The Drive In since last spring, that group's principal members…

  9. Man Indicted For Impersonating Ginuwine, DeVante

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly impersonating two singers so he could get models' phone numbers and pay his bills. Ronrico Madison of St. Paul, Minn., wa A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly…

  10. Cockburn Plans Solo Acoustic Tour

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST As expected, Canadian singer/songwriter will kick off a month-long North American solo tour in support of the best-of package, "Anything Anytime Anywhere (Singles 1979-2002)," due Jan. 15 from the Rou As expected, Canadian singer/songwriter will kick off a month-long North American…

  11. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  12. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  13. BT Studio Robbed Of Album Masters

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The studio belonging to veteran producer/DJ BT (real name: Brian Transeau) was robbed over Christmas break. Thieves escaped with all of Transeau's studio equipment -- valued at more than $100,000 -- a The studio belonging to veteran producer/DJ BT (real name: Brian Transeau) was robbed…

  14. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  16. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  17. Final Harrison Cut Due For North American Release

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues," will see release in the North America on Jan. 8 via Rhino. The album, which contains the last song George Har Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland&…

  18. Enya, Sting, McCartney To Battle For Golden Globe

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Enya, Sting, and Paul McCartney are among the nominees for the Golden Globe award for best original song - motion picture, announced today (Dec. 20) by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Enya's Enya, Sting, and Paul McCartney are among the nominees for the Golden Globe award for…

  19. Nightly Concerts Set For Salt Lake's Olympic Plaza

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16 acts that will headline the Hallmark Olympic Celebration Series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16…

  20. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American…

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