1. Springsteen & E Street Set 'Rising' Tour

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In support of the forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will kick off a tour Aug. 7 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The itinerary In support of the forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," Bruce…

  2. 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,…

  3. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  4. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  5. Big Swing Face

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-ba Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the…

  6. Hindsight

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This interesting project opens with a funny anecdote—a diary entry—wherein Reuben displays his anxiety over critics' reactions. This interesting project opens with a funny anecdote—a diary entry—wherein Reuben displays his anxiety over critics' reactions. Moments later, he makes a…

  7. Halos & Horns

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton is right now making some of the absolute best, boldest music of her career, adopting a back-to-basics approach that has led her back to her East Tennessee roots, and hence her muse. Dolly Parton is right now making some of the absolute best, boldest music of her career, adopting…

  8. 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,…

  9. 'Dark Days' Ahead: Coal Chamber On The Road

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour in support of its third album, "Dark Days," released in May via Roadrunner. The tour, which kicked off June 12, hit the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour…

  10. Dolly Displays Her 'Halos & Horns'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I make jokes about the fact that I had to get rich in order to be able to sing like I was poor again," Dolly Parton says, referring to the heartfelt Appalachian flavor of her new collection, "Halos & Horns." The album is…

  11. 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 …

  12. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  13. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  14. Billy Joel Checks Out Of Rehab

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn. Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn., he entered earlier this month for treatment. Joel's…

  15. Alicia Keys Antigua Show Canceled

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the concert's promoters didn't pay her appearance fees, her agent said. Scheduled for Friday night, the show was advertised a A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the…

  16. Two Tim McGraw Books In The Works

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Atria Books has plans to publish two books by country singer Tim McGraw. Due in November, the first is an illustrated behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the road. Its publication will coincide Atria Books has plans to publish two books by country singer Tim McGraw. Due in November, the…

  17. Freak of Nature

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Since its international release last year, Freak of Nature—the follow-up to 2000's Not That Kind—has topped numerous European charts, selling more than 3 million copies and spawning two Since its international release last year, Freak of Nature—the follow-up to 2000's Not That Kind…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Who, Nelly, Celine Dion, and Barney/Marlene Duval. HERE'S A WHO: Veteran British rockers the Who have their highest-charting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 20 years. "The Ultimate Collection" (UTV/MCA) enters the chart at No. 31, the group'…

  19. Jane's, Brains, And More To Hit Mexico Beach

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction, Bad Brains, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Ozomatli, and the Breeders are among the confirmed acts for the Mextravaganza music festival, to be held Aug. 30-Sept 1 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Jane's Addiction, Bad Brains, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Ozomatli, and the Breeders…

  20. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

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