1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. The Who's Summer U.S. Tour Bows In June

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The trek spans 16 other arena and amphitheater dates and wi As tipped here last month , the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400…

  4. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

  5. Gomez Get Fired Up About Bush

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," in North America on April 23 via Hut/Virgin, five weeks after its March 18 international release. The album is the follow-up to 1999' British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun,"…

  6. Lambchop To Get Seasoned On Tour

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has announced the details for its U.S. tour in support of "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has announced the…

  7. Bragg Explores Englishness On New Album

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Politically active singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will release "England, Half-English," his first album of self-penned material in more than five years, March 4 in the U.K. via Cooking Vinyl, and a day Politically active singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will release "England, Half…

  8. The Who: Together Again, For A Good Cause

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who -- vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, and bassist John Entwistle -- is about to hit the stag Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who…

  9. 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…

  10. Busta Rhymes Takes 'Genesis' On Tour

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J Records debut, "Genesis." The trek begins Thursday (Jan. 25) in Worcester, Mass., and wraps March 16 in Binghamton, N.Y. The Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J…

  11. Update: Adam Ant Committed To Mental Hospital

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Adam Ant (real name: Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the 1980s, has been committed to a London psychiatric hospital after being arrested for firearms offenses, police sai Adam Ant (real name: Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the 1980s…

  12. Sevendust Plans Road Race

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oak, Mich., with former labelmate Gravi Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, …

  13. SnoCore Icicle Ball Returns

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oaks, Mich., with former labFor the sec For the second year in a row, SnoCore has splintered into two concurrent tours,…

  14. The Who Planning Intimate Shows, Summer Tour

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Who will play three U.K. shows in small venues later this month as precursors to previously announced charity performances at London's Royal Albert Hall in February. A summer North American tour i The Who will play three U.K. shows in small venues later this month as precursors to…

  15. Splintered At The Drive In Camps Remain Active

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST On hiatus from At The Drive In since last spring, that group's principal members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez will resurface with their new band, the Mars Volta. The outfit will issue its debut EP On hiatus from At The Drive In since last spring, that group's principal members…

  16. Cave Reschedules North American Tour

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The trek replaces a fall 2001 tour that was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 terr Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern…

  17. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson.…

  18. New Lambchop Album Due In February

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19 release date for "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon." According to the lab Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19…

  19. Oldham Still 'Rolling' With The Stones

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K. rockers will almost certainly be performing to mark this milestone, and the inevitable media hoopla will ens 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K.…

  20. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

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