1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End A special event honoring the late country icon Waylon Jennings will be held March 23 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Limited public seating will be available in the venue's balcony. No other details have yet been confirmed for the…

  3. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day…

  4. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  5. CSNY Tour Revels In Spontaneity

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined repertoire, David Crosby tells Billboard.com that the band's second tour in three years is all about spontaneity and the unearth With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined…

  6. Britney's 'Crossroads' Enjoys Strong Opening

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears, pulled in an estimated $17 million in over the weekend to land at No. 2 on the North American weekend box office roundup. The film "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears,…

  7. Deluxe Edition

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "I'm a Woman" and lays it down: "I'm a woman/I'm a love maker/I'm a woman/You know I'm an earth-shaker"—well, she's everything listeners want in a blu When Koko Taylor gets into her groove with "…

  8. The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has exuded these various musical ids with her moving vocal interpretations. Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has…

  9. 'VU & Nico' Debut To Be Reissued In March

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most influential debut albums, is getting an overhaul. The 1967 bow of rock luminaries the Velvet Underground will be re-released March 5 by Polydor/UM "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  11. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…

  12. Furtado, Goo Goo Dolls To Rock The Vote

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis will all be on hand to perform Feb. 26 when Rock The Vote stages its annual awards ceremony. As reported earl Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis…

  13. Kirkpatrick 'N Sync With Fashion

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Popular music has a history of influencing fashion, and 'N Sync member Chris Kirkpatrick is keeping that synergy alive. Kirkpatrick's clothing line, FuMan Skeeto, had its runway debut Monday night in Popular music has a history of influencing fashion, and 'N Sync member Chris…

  14. Neil Young Finalizes 'Passionate' Album

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," and The track listing for rock legend Neil Young&…

  15. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in…

  16. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  17. Universal Plans Russell Simmons Biopic

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Universal Pictures and studio-based Misher Films have acquired the rights to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons' autobiography, "Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God." The film will chronicle the care Universal Pictures and studio-based Misher Films have acquired the rights to…

  18. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday…

  19. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  20. The Edge of Silence

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Edge of Silence will be remembered as the album where Solas began to push the envelope and first hinted that nothing was beyond its collective musical soul. The Edge of Silence will be remembered as the album where Solas began to push the envelope and first hinted that nothing was beyond…

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