1. WEST END RECORDS: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION MASTERMIX

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST One year before Saturday Night Fever pushed disco into the mainstream, New York City-based West End Records was born. One year before Saturday Night Fever pushed disco into the mainstream, New York City-based West End Records was born. Founded by Mel Cheren and Ed Kushins—who befriended each…

  2. New Waits Songs On Bluesy 'Big Bad Love' Soundtrack

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom Waits will grace the blues-heavy soundtrack to the upcoming film "Big Bad Love." The artist contributes "Long Way Home" and "Jayne's Blue Wish" t Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom…

  3. Vanguard Assembles Folk 'Songs Of Freedom'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of Freedom," a 16-song compilation of inspiring folk anthems recorded by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of…

  4. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  5. 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. …

  6. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  7. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  8. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  9. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  10. Back Injury Scotches Blink-182 Euro Tour

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 has called off a European tour for the second time in recent months after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge suffered a herniated disc in his back. The dates were due to begin Jan. 4 in Zurich and Blink-182 has called off a European tour for the second time in recent months after singer…

  11. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  12. Dando At Work On Solo Set

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of activity on his calendar in the coming months. The artist, who will close 2001 with four shows on the East Coast, Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of…

  13. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Carey will join last year's singers, the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  16. Petty Up For Achievement Award

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty, a native Gainesville, Fla., has been nominated for the University of Florida's Distinguished Achievement Award. Petty, the 51-year-old lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is a 1 Tom Petty, a native Gainesville, Fla., has been nominated for the University of Florida…

  17. 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…

  18. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  19. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  20. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit,…

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