1. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  2. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  3. Defining Tech

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans. Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave…

  4. All Over Creation

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for c Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly…

  5. Smith Proclaims He's 'Born To Reign' On New Album

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign," due June 25 via Columbia, but none so strong as on the set's opening title track. Set to an ominous beat, the song clocks in at just 1:51 an Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign,…

  6. Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' On Own Label

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Aug. 27 release date for their next album, "Home." The set will be released on Open Wide Records, an imprint newly created by the country trio and Sony Music Entert The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Aug. 27 release date for their next album, …

  7. Vince Gill Readying New Album

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a two-year hiatus from recording, country star Vince Gill plans to release a new MCA Nashville album later this year. Gill performed several times last week at Fan Fair in Nashville, and the mul After a two-year hiatus from recording, country star Vince Gill plans to release a new MCA…

  8. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arnold Schwarzenegger). "The Late Show…

  9. AOL Expanding 'Sessions' Music Program

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will be available exclusively to AOL High Speed Broadband subscribers. America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will…

  10. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  11. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  12. Billboard Bits: Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus Godsmack has parted ways with founding drummer Tommy Stewart just as the multi-platinum Universal rock group begins working on its third album. Stewart, who had previously taken a year's leave of absence from Godsmack before rejoining in…

  13. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last…

  14. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording…

  15. Aaron Carter Ready To 'Rock' This Summer

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates for this summer, with pop newcomers Jump 5, No Secrets, and Triple Image set for opening slots. The tour, d Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates…

  16. On With The 'Show': Eminem Album An Instant No. 1

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The Eminem Show" (Aftermath/Interscope), on sales of 285,000 units in just one weekend, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper b Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The…

  17. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  18. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  19. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom…

  20. Sabotage Alleged In Jay-Z Apartment Suit

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, and now the owner is suing two neighbors for sabotaging the deal. Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in…

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