1. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ray Stevens, Savage Garden, and Ja Rule. EVEN STEVENS: Thirty years and one month after he made his debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Ray Stevens is back. The artist born in Clarksdale, Ga., enters at No. 29 with "Osama-Yo' Mama: The Album…

  3. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  4. 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.…

  5. Springsteen Working On New Album?

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are keeping tight-lipped, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren confirmed reports that have been circulating on t Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are…

  6. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  7. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  8. Lanois, Cohl Heading Into Canadian Music Hall

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan,…

  9. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  10. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, NIN, Wynonna

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Nine Inch Nails, Wynonna George Harrison's widow has accused her former brother-in-law of stealing Harrison memorabilia, then trying to sell it the day after the former Beatle died. California Superior Court Judge Dzintra I. Janavs on Friday granted a temporary…

  11. Stone Pony In A Fight To Stay Put

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST The owner of the Stone Pony is among a group of individuals determined to keep the famed Asbury Park, N.J., rock club in its original location, on the corner of Second and Ocean avenues, where it has The owner of the Stone Pony is among a group of individuals determined to keep the famed…

  12. DMX Plea Bargains, Will Make Anti-Gun PSAs

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) will produce public service announcements telling children to stay away from guns and be kind to animals under terms of a plea bargain with Bergen County, N.J., au Rapper DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) will produce public service announcements telling…

  13. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  14. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  15. U2, Arie, Keys Snare Top Grammy Nominations

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B newcomer India.Arie was close behind wi Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to…

  16. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American…

  17. Smith To Host Gospel Radio Special

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from a spiritual perspective. Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, P Michael W. Smith will host a one-hour radio special featuring gospel artists responding to…

  18. Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep Songs Premiering As Ringtones

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the latest signal that cell phones and two-way pagers are becoming increasingly attractive tools for music promotion and commerce in the U.S., Loud Records is offering the tunes off upcoming albums In the latest signal that cell phones and two-way pagers are becoming increasingly…

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  20. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newman go behind-the-scenes at the 2001 Billboard…

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