1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. Anthony Captures A Trio Of ALMA Awards

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) awards ceremony in Los Angeles with three music honors, including the outstanding male performer trophy. Colombian song Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA)…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boasts mostly jazz, with such greats as Duke…

  14. Ricky Martin Working On Two Albums

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one in English and one in Spanish, with a few songs overlapping from disc-to-disc. In an exclusive interview at Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one…

  15. Strummer Powers Up For Summer Shows

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances this summer with his band, the Mescaleros. A number of them encompass festivals, beginning June 8 at the Fle Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances…

  16. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom…

  17. CBS Plans Celine Dion, U2 Specials

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A pair of diverse international superstars -- Canadian songstress Celine Dion and Irish rock act U2 -- will star in upcoming U.S. television specials on CBS. Dion's will sneak a peek at her forthcomin A pair of diverse international superstars -- Canadian songstress Celine Dion and Irish…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  19. Anger Management Tour Rolls Out 30+ Dates

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners have signed on for the second Anger Management tour, kicking off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bionic Jive, Obie As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners…

  20. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

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