1. Middlehope

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. So it isn't surprising…

  2. DMB Busts Up Lillywhite Tunes On New Set

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host of tunes originally put to tape in 2000 with producer Steve Lillywhite. They'll be featured on "Busted Stuff," which RCA ha As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  4. Judge Revokes C-Murder's Bond

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has revoked the $2 million bond for rapper C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller) after prosecutors said he used a cell phone smuggled into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, La., A judge has revoked the $2 million bond for rapper C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller) after…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  6. 'Eminem Show' To Boast Free DVD

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's new Interscope album "The Eminem Show" will hit U.S. stores June 4 with will have a free DVD in the package, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc will be available only in the initial shipmen Eminem's new Interscope album "The Eminem Show" will hit U.S.…

  7. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  8. When I Was Cruel

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners from the fact that he is one of the rare artists of his generation to grow more adventurous with time. Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners…

  9. Country Artists Flock To Detroit

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for Detroit's 20th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Bearing the theme "United We Stand," the free country music festival is George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for…

  10. Weller Feels Need For 'Speed'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, "Days of Speed," July 2 via Epic. The 18-track disc comprises performances from Weller's 2001 European tour, with tracks span British rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, …

  11. Hot Product

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Wilco, Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg, Kenny Chesney, Pet Shop Boys, and more. Back To The 'Hotel' Considering all the label drama that has engulfed Wilco and its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," during the past year, it's a bit…

  12. Winter Into Spring 20th Anniversary Edition

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twenty years since its original release as the follow-up to Winston's 1980 landmark solo piano debut, Autumn, his Winter Into Spring still serves as the ideal soundtrack to the seasonal changes allude Twenty years since its original release as the follow-up to Winston's 1980…

  13. Waitin' on Joe

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his Mercury debut, Steve Azar parlays his Delta roots and inspired songwriter's instincts into a potent mixture, without sacrificing his musical integrity—even though minimal pop sensibiliti On his Mercury debut, Steve Azar parlays his Delta roots and inspired songwriter's…

  14. Sidetracks

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While once again illustrating just how deeply he loves all kinds of music—from folk to country to bluegrass to grunge to reggae—Steve Earle reminds us here that he also knows intimately While once again illustrating just how deeply he loves all kinds of music—from folk to country to bluegrass…

  15. C'mon, C'mon

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and kiddie-baiting to others. Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and…

  16. Beta Band Unplugs For Powerless Fans

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There was something a little too poetic about the refrain, "I need light" in the Beta Band's signature song, "Dry the Rain," last night (April 18) at Chicago's Vic Theatre. Making the best of a power There was something a little too poetic about the refrain, …

  17. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

  18. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive the magazine's "entertainer of…

  19. Early Folk Music Tapes To Be Preserved

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios for dozens of struggling artists, some of whom would go on to be the biggest names in folk music. Bob Dylan, For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios…

  20. Ecstasy

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which featured R&B/pop hits "Separated" and "My First Love"—finds the singer/songwriter joining creative forces again This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which…

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