1. A Jacknife to a Swan

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. The album features blazing brass passages…

  2. Parton Plans First U.K. Tour In Two Decades

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This October, Dolly Parton will undertake her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. Promoter Asgard has confirmed that the shows, billed as "An Evening With Dolly Parton," will take place ac This October, Dolly Parton will undertake her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland…

  3. Los Lobos Scores With WB's 'Tucson'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the new WB series, "Greetings From Tucson," and provide music to serve as the show's score. The Latino family comedy will air F Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the…

  4. Diana King: 'Respect' Is Like A Second Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Slated for a July 30 release on Maverick, Diana King's "Respect" showcases a myriad of radio-friendly crossover songs designed to return the singer/songwriter to U.S. music consciousness. "Respect" is King's third…

  5. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  6. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  7. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  8. Gates Dethrones The King On U.K. Chart

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The four-week reign of "The King" on the U.K. singles chart is over. "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL (RCA) fell 1-3 on yesterday's (July 14) new sales survey, replaced by teenager Gareth The four-week reign of "The King" on the U.K. singles…

  9. Steve Miller Band

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before a remarkable run of three-chord monsters, Steve Miller was a soulful, highly respected Bay Area guitar slinger operating mostly under the mainstream radar. Before a remarkable run of three-chord monsters, Steve Miller was a soulful, highly respected Bay Area guitar slinger operating…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Aerosmith, Nelly, Ashanti, Nickelback, Elvis Presley vs. JXL, Gareth Gates, and Celine Dion. DREAM ON AND ON AND ON: It's been at least seven months since a collection of Aerosmith's greatest hits has been released, so it must be time for a new one. Voila: …

  11. Rapper Fat Joe Booked For Assault

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entour Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for…

  12. Goo Goo Dolls' Rzeznik Goes Disney

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap, writing music for Disney's upcoming animated children's film "Treasure Planet," due Nov. 27 in U.S. theaters. "It was really interest Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap,…

  13. 2002 Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners. Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts,…

  14. Oasis Has The Right 'Chemistry' At No. 1

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis is back at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, as its fifth studio set "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother) ousted Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Interscope/Polydor) from the top spot yesterday (July 7). M Oasis is back at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, as its fifth studio…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  16. Elvis DVDs Track King's Rise To Fame

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ Junkie XL is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, and this week debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A…

  17. Singer/Actor Rosemary Clooney Dies

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" and staged a dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol, died Saturday Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in …

  18. Elvis, Eminem Stay On Top Of U.K. Charts

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley and Eminem maintained their supremacy at the top of the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (June 30). "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL (RCA) is Britain's No. 1 single for a thi Elvis Presley and Eminem maintained their supremacy at the top of the new U.K…

  19. Sweet Ride: The Best of Belly

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here and gone inside of five years and leaving only two albums (1993's Star, 1995's King) behind, Belly seems to have vanished well before reaching its potential. Here and gone inside of five years and leaving only two albums (1993's Star, 1995's King) behind, Belly seems…

  20. 'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Ro For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember,…

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