1. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

  2. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  3. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix Tom Waits will make a rare television performance appearance May 8 on CBS' "Late Night With David Letterman," the day after Anti Records' release of his new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Although Waits…

  4. Michael Bolton Begins New Chapter

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and first album of totally new material since 1998), "Only a Woman Like You," is released April 23, it will relaunch this adu Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and…

  5. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  6. R. Kelly Faces Scrutiny Over Videotape

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (real name: Robert Kelly) is facing scrutiny over allegations that he appears in a sexually explicit videotape with a minor that police say is being sold illegally acro Two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (real name: Robert Kelly) is facing scrutiny over…

  7. Robert Plant Returns With 'Head First'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine years, "Head First," internationally in July via Universal, according to reports. Although a spokesperson for longtime Pl Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine…

  8. Townshend 'Scoops' Back Into The Vaults

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of his archival "Scoop" releases via his Eelpie.com Web site. "Scoop 3," which is not expected to be made available in traditional Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of…

  9. Jackson Browne Plans Acoustic Tour

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Noted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo acoustic tour, set to begin May 5 in Concord, N.H. The trek will visit a variety of intimate theaters and halls Noted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo…

  10. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  11. Chesney Sees 'No Problems' With New Album, Tour

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. The country artist has lined up more than 60 U.S. tour dates After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  12. Queen, De Niro Team Up To 'Rock You'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part in a musical based on his band's history, despite how ready-made for the stage its flamboyant and tragic story may be. In fa Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part…

  13. Guided By Voices Brings 'Truths' To Matador

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Proving that you can go home again, ageless underground rock outfit Guided By Voices has re-signed with Matador Records, for whom it released three albums in the mid-'90s. Although terms of the deal a Proving that you can go home again, ageless underground rock outfit Guided By Voices…

  14. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  15. Charlatans, Starsailor Return To Isle Of Wight

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Charlatans U.K., Starsailor, Ash, and Robert Plant & Strange Sensations are among the acts confirmed for the return of the Isle Of Wight festival, the first staging of the U.K. event since 197 The Charlatans U.K., Starsailor, Ash, and Robert Plant & Strange Sensations are among…

  16. Lesh Takes Friends In The Studio & On The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, is gearing up to release his first studio album under the Phil Lesh & Friends banner. Due May 21 via Lesh's own Columbia-affiliated Lapis Music l Phil Lesh, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, is gearing up to release his first…

  17. Billboard Bits: Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been added to the lineup for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which, as previously reported , will be held Saturday (March 23) at Chicago's Metro. Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt,…

  18. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio…

  19. Jam Favorites Sign On For Bonnaroo Festival

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper,…

  20. Full Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her sophomore set, Never Say Never), Brandy returned earlier this year with the off-kilter "What About Us?" Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jer After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her…

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