1. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  2. Sigur Ros To Tour Behind 'Untitled' Album

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Icelandic rock outfit Sigur Ros, whose new, untitled album is due Oct. 29 from MCA, will embark on a North American tour in its honor the following day, with 20 dates set through a Nov. 27 show in Van Icelandic rock outfit Sigur Ros, whose new MCA album will remain untitled, will embark on a…

  3. Spirit Dancer

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the first release since the death of founding member Van Stephenson, BlackHawk's Henry Paul and Dave Robbins combine big-picture themes with catchy melodies, and the trademark BlackHawk harmonies r In the first release since the death of founding member Van Stephenson, BlackHawk'…

  4. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Latin Grammys, Gary Cherone

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Latin Grammys, Gary Cherone Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, and Shania Twain are the first performers confirmed for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The Nov. 6 ceremony will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be broadcast live on…

  5. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track…

  6. 37ask

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Madonna. STANDARD STEWART Hello Keith, I heard that Rod Stewart's next CD, his first for J Records, is supposed to be a collection of standards from the 1920s '30s, and '40s. Is this true, and…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar The release of "We're a Happy Family," the long-awaited Ramones tribute album spearheaded by Rob Zombie, has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12 on DV8/Columbia Records. As previously reported , the set features contributions…

  8. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  9. Glassjaw Reborn With 'Worship And Tribute'

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Worship and Tribute," the innovative sophomore release by New York post-hardcore outfit Glassjaw, almost went unrecorded. Mired in business disputes with its former label, Roadrunner Records, the gro "Worship and Tribute," the innovative sophomore release by New York post…

  10. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…

  11. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  12. 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America nominees

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Latin America nominees Here are the nominees for the first MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, set for Oct. 24 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Artist of the Year: Juanes La Ley Alejandro Sanz Shakira Diego Torres Video of the Year: Enrique Iglesias, …

  13. New Travis Single To Benefit Spinal Research

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Travis will make the new track "Love Will Come Through" available as a paid download on Nov. 15 via its official Web site. U.K. rock outfit Travis will make the new track "Love Will Come Through" available as a paid download on Nov. 15 via its official Web…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do It Right),"" is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53. 2000 - Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do…

  16. Queens Of The Stone Age Go 'Deaf'

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "The time is right for a good rock record," says Queens Of The Stone Age bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri matter-of-factly of the Palm Desert, Calif.-based group's third studio set, "Songs for the Deaf." The 15-track…

  17. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  18. Ian Bostridge, tenor; Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano; Lisa Milne, soprano; Barbara Frittoli, soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, baritone; Edinburgh Festival Chorus; Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In times when major record companies seem to be crumbling and the expense of high art thought unduly extravagant, it is heartening that a new Mozart opera recording as fine as this manages to get made In times when major record companies seem to be crumbling and the expense of high art…

  19. Osbourne Camp Upset With Fox News

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in May as a guest of Greta Van Susteren, is now battling the Fox News Channel host over an exclusive videotaped Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal confirm that they are going their separate ways. Group members Easther and Vernie Bennett announce that they will 2000 - The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal…

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