1. Who Tour To Continue Despite Entwistle's Death

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death yesterday (June 27) of founding bassist John Entwistle. According to a note posted on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web si The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death…

  2. A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was feeling like "an 18-year-old in a 57-year-old body." The artist, who was found dead yesterday (June 27) in Las Vegas of Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  5. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  6. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  7. Elvis Single Keeps Rolling On U.K. Chart

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL, the remix of Presley's 1968 track by Dutch DJ Tom Holkenberg, secured a second week at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (June 23). The achievement comes in th "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL, the remix of Presley…

  8. East of the River Nile

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Augustus Pablo (born Horace Swaby) passed away in May 1999, leaving behind one of the most formidable and influential bodies of work in the history of reggae; yet, he never achieved the international Augustus Pablo (born Horace Swaby) passed away in May 1999, leaving behind one of the most…

  9. Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT To fully grasp the exuberance that made the late Tito Puente bigger than life and stage, it helped to witness one of his live performances. To fully grasp the exuberance that made the late Tito Puente bigger than life and stage, it helped to witness one of his live performances. Paradoxically…

  10. Billboard Bits: Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King Country singer Charlie Daniels dropped out of an Independence Day television special, saying producers thought a song he'd planned to sing about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was inappropriate. Daniels wrote a letter this week to…

  11. Seven & The Sun Returns To 'Innocence'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To harness the exposure from a national TV appearance, Atlantic is issuing Seven & the Sun's debut six weeks early. "Back to the Innocence" was release yesterday (June 18) in response to a May 15 appearance on NBC soap …

  12. Smith Proclaims He's 'Born To Reign' On New Album

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign," due June 25 via Columbia, but none so strong as on the set's opening title track. Set to an ominous beat, the song clocks in at just 1:51 an Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign,…

  13. Jagger's Forthcoming Knighthood Official

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British establishment, said Saturday he was delighted with his latest accolade -- a knighthood for his services to music. The 58-year-old a Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British…

  14. Presley's 'Conversation' Sets U.K. Chart Record

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  15. Jackson, Manilow, Sting Inducted Into Songwriter Hall

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York last night (June 13) -- although he didn't show up to pick up his award. Jackson, who wrote hits such as "Don't Stop 'Til You Ge Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York…

  16. Aerosmith's 'Toys' Notches 8x Platinum

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stalwart rock act Aerosmith's classic Columbia album "Toys in the Attic" has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based ban Stalwart rock act Aerosmith's classic Columbia album "Toys in the…

  17. Travis' 'Memories' Anthologized

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of contemporary country music's most enduring hitmakers will see his career spotlighted on the upcoming Rhino release, "Trail of Memories: The Randy Travis Anthology." Due July 16, the two-disc se One of contemporary country music's most enduring hitmakers will see his…

  18. The Vines 'Evolve' For Summer Tour

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock act the Vines has confirmed plans for a North American tour in support of its Capitol debut, "Highly Evolved," due July 16. The tour kicks off July 9 with an appearance on MTV and wrap Australian rock act the Vines has confirmed plans for a North American tour in…

  19. Billboard Bits: Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus Godsmack has parted ways with founding drummer Tommy Stewart just as the multi-platinum Universal rock group begins working on its third album. Stewart, who had previously taken a year's leave of absence from Godsmack before rejoining in…

  20. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last…

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