1. Bono Relishes 'Pest' Status In D.C.

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 singer Bono says he has a new nickname around the White House: "The Pest." The Irish rock star met with President Bush in the Oval Office yesterday (March 14) to discuss AIDS and Bush's new initiat U2 singer Bono says he has a new nickname around the White House: "The…

  2. Hip-Hop Stars Head To Conference, Hall Of Fame

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference & Expo, the largest business-focused hip-hop confab. Held at New York's Puck Building, the four-day convention will o Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference &…

  3. Lucky 7

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dallas' psychobilly patriarch Reverend Horton Heat (aka Jim Heath) can outplay anyone with a guitar this side of Dick Dale. Dallas' psychobilly patriarch Reverend Horton Heat (aka Jim Heath) can outplay anyone with a guitar this side of Dick Dale. Together with slap-bassist Jimbo…

  4. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  5. Billboard Bits: Faith Hill, Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Faith Hill, Pete Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill Faith Hill is confirmed to perform at this year's Academy Awards, where she'll sing "There You'll Be" from the "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack. The Diane Warren-penned track is nominated in the best original song…

  6. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers,…

  7. Cherokee Shows Her 'Soul'

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would find her musical home in Philadelphia. Her debut album, 1999's "I Love You ... Me" on Trip/RCA, was an organically soulful a It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would…

  8. Kiss To Help Close Winter Olympics

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take part in the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games. The gala extravaganza will take place Sunday nigh Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take…

  9. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  10. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  11. Guests Abound On Composer Armstrong's Second Solo Set

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To Nothing," April 16 via the Astralwerks-distributed Melankolic label. The set features an impressive group of collaborators, Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To…

  12. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  13. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…

  14. Black Hawk Down

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Black Hawk Down—Ridley Scott's film version of Mark Bowden's harrowing report on the fatal 1993 U.S. Black Hawk Down—Ridley Scott's film version of Mark Bowden's harrowing report on the fatal 1993 U.S. military debacle in Somalia—is a hyper-intense, even gut-wrenching…

  15. More Stars Added To Olympic Celebrations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official opening ceremony scheduled for this evening (Feb. 8), musical talent is still signing on to appear at various ev With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official…

  16. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  17. Ultimate Collection

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The latest addition to Hip-O's "Ultimate Collection" series focuses on the inimitable Liza Minnelli. The latest addition to Hip-O's "Ultimate Collection" series focuses on the inimitable Liza Minnelli. Covering a 25-year period, the festive set opens with the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  19. Billboard Bits: Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C.

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C. Alanis Morissette will record an hour-long MTV Live performance Feb. 4 before a select audience of 1600 at the Propaganda in Milan. The performance will be broadcast exclusively across the MTV Europe Network, reaching more than 100 million homes.…

  20. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

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