1. Randy Newman Nabs First Oscar

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the enthusiastically applauding audience at the 74th annual Academy Awards last night (March 24) in Los Angeles. With 16 Oscar nominations to his "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the…

  2. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  3. Waylon Jennings Remembered In Nashville

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with friends like Kris Kristofferson and Travis Tritt singing the praises and songs of the iconoclastic country music star. Trit Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with…

  4. VH1 Music First: Behind the Music—The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the stunning No. With the stunning No. 3 Billboard 200 launch of Ultimate Manilow, adults are obviously hungry for melodic music—and today's tastemakers aren't nourishing their appetites. Next in line: Daryl Hall & John Oates, with a hits collection that's neatly tied…

  5. Billboard Bits: Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears After contributing songs to recent releases by Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas is getting to work on his primary band's next Lava/Atlantic album. Thomas tells Billboard that the set could be out as early as…

  6. Poll: Enya, Warren Are Oscar Frontrunners

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enya's "May It Be" and Diane Warren's "There You'll Be" are the favorites to win the Oscar for best original song at the 44th annual Academy Awards, according to Billboard.com readers. Out of 3,523 fa Enya's "May It Be" and Diane Warren's…

  7. Country Blues Fuels 'Rookie' Soundtrack

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the Hollywood soundtrack to the forthcoming baseball film, "The Rookie." Nelson contributes his version of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the…

  8. U2 Opts For The Studio Instead Of The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's official Web site, revealing that the band is in the studio working on new material and that no summer European tour is U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's…

  9. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  10. DJ Quik Brings Dr. Dre 'Under Tha Influence'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, and longtime collaborator AMG for his sixth solo album, "Under Tha Influence," due May 14 from his Universal-d West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib…

  11. Keys Takes 'Minor' Songs On Major Tour

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the annual Summerfest in Milwaukee. The new dates, which are scheduled to wrap Aug. 30 at the American Music Festi Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the…

  12. 'Mountain' Summer Tour Dates Come On Down

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"-related Down From the Mountain tour has been confirmed. The North American trek is set to begin June 25 in Louisville, Ky., and clos The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  13. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  14. Keys Performance Irks British Legislator

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys' performance Friday in London at a building connected to Parliament has drawn the ire of one of Britain's legislators. An invited audience of journalists and school Five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys' performance Friday in London at a…

  15. No One Here Gets out Alive: The Doors' Tribute to Jim Morrison

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST When this documentary was first released on home video in 1981 (under the title The Doors: A Tribute to Jim Morrison), it was arguably the best video biography of late Doors leader Jim Morrison. When this documentary was first released on home video in 1981 (under the title The Doors: A…

  16. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  17. Ono Buys Lennon's Childhood Home

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Yoko Ono has bought the childhood home of her late husband John Lennon. Ono said she purchased the Liverpool, England, house at 251 Menlove Ave. where Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi and where the Qua Yoko Ono has bought the childhood home of her late husband John Lennon. Ono said she…

  18. Rush's 'Vapor Trails' Due In May

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian power trio Rush has set a May 14 release date for its upcoming Anthem/Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails." As previously reported, the set was recorded in Toronto, with band members Geddy Lee, Ale Canadian power trio Rush has set a May 14 release date for its upcoming Anthem…

  19. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  20. Billboard Bits: The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on The Offspring, Danzig, Pennywise Southern California punk act the Offspring is the latest addition to the lineup of the Beyond 2002 Super Festival. As previously reported , the April 12-14 event will present artists on five stages at Miami's Bicentennial Park. Among the artists…

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