1. McCartney, Sting, Enya Garner Oscar Nods

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb. 12) when the nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. This year's best original Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb.…

  2. Jackson, Sting, Newman Join Songwriters Hall

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will be honored June 13 at the Hall's annual induction dinne Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the…

  3. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name:…

  4. Good Life

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Julian is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter who has the praise of colleagues like Randy Newman but has yet to connect with mainstream consumers. Julian is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter who has the praise of colleagues like Randy Newman but has yet to connect with mainstream consumers. On…

  5. Santana Schedules Spring U.S. Dates

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST A slate of spring East Coast concerts will precede Santana's previously announced European tour. The newly confirmed U.S. dates on the Carlos Santana-led band's All for One tour begin March 21 at the A slate of spring East Coast concerts will precede Santana's previously…

  6. Tenacious D: Obnoxious And Rising

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album ever made" if it weren't for those pesky lads from Liverpool, says singer/actor/guitarist Jack Black, one-half of the acoustic-guitar-wieldin Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album…

  7. AMA Update: Michael Jackson To Perform

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Michael Jackson will also perform his 1988 No. 1 hit "Man in the Mirror" on the show, In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music…

  8. 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,…

  9. Winston Looking Forward, Back With New Releases

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become synonymous with the new-age genre thanks to his seasonal-themed recordings for the Windham Hill label over the pa Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become…

  10. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Frampton, John Parish

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, John Parish CBS has scheduled a rebroadcast of its highly rated "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" special on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. The concert is set to run against the broadcast of the American Music Awards on ABC, on which Jackson…

  11. Gin Blossoms Reuniting In Arizona

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the early '90s to platinum-selling album success before disbanding in 1997, is scheduled to appear at Nita's Hideaway in T Modern rock act the Gin Blossoms, which rose from Tempe, Ariz., nightclubs in the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, Randy Newman

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, and Randy Newman. Rob Zombie is the latest artist to be confirmed for the concert series the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is staging Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Zombie has been added to the bill at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which already includes…

  13. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

  14. Stars To Perform At Spirit Of Liberty Awards

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will perform at the 20th anniversary Spirit of Liberty Awards dinner tomorrow (Dec. 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will…

  15. Creed Confirms North American Tour Dates

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rock act Creed has confirmed its initial slate of 2002 North American tour dates. Currently confirmed tour dates begin with a Jan. 16 show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena, and stretch through to a Feb. 17 Rock act Creed has confirmed its initial slate of 2002 North American tour dates. As…

  16. George Michael Eyeing Universal U.K.

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new single in the first quarter, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. It is understood that the deal contains an opti Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new…

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  18. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  19. 'Not Another' Alt Rock Covers Soundtrack

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST In assembling the soundtrack for the upcoming irreverent comedy "Not Another Teen Movie," executive producer and Maverick CEO Guy Oseary said "the main focus was to create a soundtrack that had a time In assembling the soundtrack for the upcoming irreverent comedy "Not…

  20. Creed Has 'Weathered' Success

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and darkness, Creed frontman Scott Stapp thinks that it's time for a little light. "I don't see the merit in wallowing in misery," St At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and…

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