1. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  2. Springsteen, E Street Band Rock 'Today'

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As thousands crowded the beach in Asbury Park, N.J., this morning (July 30), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performed for a smaller and luckier crowd inside Convention Hall on the city's bo As thousands crowded the beach in Asbury Park, N.J., this morning (July 30), Bruce…

  3. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  4. Elvis DVDs Track King's Rise To Fame

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ Junkie XL is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, and this week debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A…

  5. Bono Urges Chirac To Champion Africa

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion for Africa" when he and other world leaders meet next week to discuss a new African development plan. U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion…

  6. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the…

  7. O'Neill, Bono Wrapping Up African Tour

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited an Ethiopian hospice and orphanage run by missionaries, one of the last stops of their African tour. Dozens of patients U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Live Aid's Geldof Lobbies For Africa's Poor

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments hav Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for…

  11. Bono To Tour Africa With Treasury Secretary

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican treasury secretary, and Bono, the U2 frontman with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the sum Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired…

  12. 20TunesOnTV

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 13-19, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Monday, May 13 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Diana Krall (also scheduled: Noah Wyle, Earvin "Magic" Johnson). "Last Call With…

  13. Cher Says 'Farewell' With 50-City Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three-month North American tour which she says will be her last. Living Proof -- The Farewell Tour will kick off wit Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three…

  14. The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap into the younger generation's budding enthusiasm for Americana authenticity by presenting its veteran blues artists as folk pi In the midst of the mid-'60s folk-music boom, Chess Records strove to tap…

  15. The "Hey, Y'all!" Soundtrack

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard of Hey, Y'all! The variety show, equal parts Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Hee Haw, is a figment of the slightly warped imaginations of James D Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard…

  16. London Prosecutor Accuses Buck Of Lying

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight last April. R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans…

  17. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  18. VH1 Presents Live in Dublin

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Somehow, the Corrs remain a fairly obscure entity in U.S. pop culture, and radio has been a real wet noodle with its lack of savvy in elevating the star of this Irish family-style quartet, which maint Somehow, the Corrs remain a fairly obscure entity in U.S. pop culture, and radio has been a…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  20. Bono Testifies At Peter Buck's Trial

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 frontman Bono appeared as a character witness at the "air-rage" trial of Peter Buck today (March 25), telling a London court the R.E.M. guitarist is a quiet family man not known for drinking or tak U2 frontman Bono appeared as a character witness at the "air-rage" trial…

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