1. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  2. Bush Pressing Forward Without Founding Guitarist

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford, who had been on leave from the U.K. rock outfit he co-founded with frontman Gavin Rossdale in 1992, appears to be leaving the band for good. Former Helmet guitarist Chri Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford, who had been on leave from the U.K. rock outfit he co-founded…

  3. Billboard Bits: Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang, NBN

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Marianne Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature Marianne Faithfull joined Billy Corgan's new outfit Zwan onstage Saturday (May 18) as a surprise guest during the band's set at Jamboree 2002, sponsored by radio station WKQX Chicago (Q101). She led the band through a…

  4. Blazing Arrow

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. MC and frontman…

  5. A.B. Quintanilla Eyes Label Deal, New Album

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A.B. Quintanilla, founder and leader of EMI Latin band A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings, has inked a deal to form a joint-venture label with the major, to be called King of Bling. Also partnered in A.B. Quintanilla, founder and leader of EMI Latin band A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings,…

  6. Beck Returns With New Album In September

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in North America and a day earlier internationally. The set was produced by Nigel Godrich, who previously work Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in…

  7. International Artists 'Celebrate Brooklyn'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule for this year's event, with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Femi Kuti, Ely Guerra, and Yo The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule…

  8. Billboard Bits: Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on La Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate La Route du Rock, a French pop and electronic festival now in its 12th year of existence, has announced the lineup for this year's version of the event. Sigur Ros, DJ Shadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Royskopp, and the Notwist are…

  9. Bonnaroo Fest Bolsters Lineup

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Bonnaroo festival, set for June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn. Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup…

  10. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

  11. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  12. Rosey Soars On Debut Album

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Making music was the last thing on her mind when self-proclaimed "East Coast gal" Rosey packed up her things and moved to Los Angeles. The Connecticut native had landed what she considered an "ultimat Making music was the last thing on her mind when self-proclaimed "East…

  13. Keating Takes Garth To Top Of The Charts

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the album chart for Doves were the big stories on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (May 12). Also new to A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the…

  14. Babu the Dilated Junkie Presents Duck Season Vol. 1

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of labelmate Dan the Automator, Babu throws his hunting cap into the mix-CD game with Babu the Dilated Junkie Presents Duck Season Vol. Following in the footsteps of labelmate Dan the Automator, Babu throws his hunting cap into the mix-CD game with Babu the Dilated…

  15. DJ Shadow Meets The 'Press' On Tour

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Critically acclaimed musical pastiche artist DJ Shadow has announced six U.S. headlining live dates to coincide with the June 4 release of his sophomore album, "The Private Press" (MCA). Critically acclaimed musical pastiche artist DJ Shadow has announced six U.S. headlining live…

  16. Billboard Bits: Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2 Two days before the new Will Smith single was to have been "officially" released to radio by Columbia, U.S. top 40 stations have begun spinning it. Although the official release date is tomorrow (May 9), a number of stations began playing "…

  17. Public Enemy Starts A New 'Revolution'

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via SlamJamz Records and Koch Entertainment's In The Paint label. Dubbed "Revolverlution," the set will be a mixture of new and li Veteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via…

  18. Little Big Town Hits Nashville

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Picture a group with the physical make-up of the Mamas & the Papas or ABBA and a sound reminiscent of the Eagles or Restless Heart, and you've got Little Big Town. Picture a group with the physical make-up of the Mamas & the Papas or ABBA and a sound reminiscent of the Eagles or…

  19. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  20. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing,…

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