1. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  2. Garbage Regroups For Spring Tour

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Garbage has begun lining up dates for a North American tour, set to open April 19 in Toronto and run through May, according to the band's official Web site. The group, which recently returned from a s Garbage has begun lining up dates for a North American tour, set to open April 19 in…

  3. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  4. Billboard Bits: Brandy, Tom Waits, Badly Drawn Boy

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brandy, Tom Waits, Badly Drawn Boy On top of Brandy's recent revelation that she secretly married producer Robert Smith last year, the R&B star is now said to be expecting her first child. A spokesperson for the artist confirmed yesterday (Feb. 21) that the singer/actress is…

  5. Billy Bragg: What Does It Mean To Be English Today?

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of Woody Guthrie songs recorded with American alt country rockers Wilco, the 44-year-old singer/songwriter has rev Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of…

  6. Extended Grammys Telecast Adds More Talent

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, leading CBS to extend its planned three-hour live broadcast on Wednesday (Feb. 27) A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's…

  7. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

  8. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  9. Will A Peter Gabriel Disc Show 'Up' In 2002?

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow-up to 1992's "Us" (Geffen), for more than five years, and this may be the year it finally sees the light. According to the artist's official Web site Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow…

  10. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan. 6 at Green's Grocery in Leiper's…

  11. X-ecutioners, The Coup Feel The 'Adrenaline'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline Rush tour, presented by health drink maker SoBe. Slated to begin April 3 in Austin, Texas, and wrap May 6 Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline…

  12. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  13. 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…

  14. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  15. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  16. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

  17. Adamson Autopsy Shows High Alcohol Level

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stuart Adamson, lead singer and guitarist for the Scottish rock band Big Country, had a high blood-alcohol level in his system when he committed suicide in a Honolulu hotel last month, according to ci Stuart Adamson, lead singer and guitarist for the Scottish rock band Big Country, had a high…

  18. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  19. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  20. The Conversation

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to Red Ant, bring a new-millennium R&B slant to a phrase made popular by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1967: Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to…

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