1. Jackson, P.O.D. Mine Platinum

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Less than two months after its release, Alan Jackson's latest Arista set "Drive" has become the country artist's 11th platinum album of his career. The set, which racked up six weeks at No. 1 on Billb Less than two months after its release, Alan Jackson's latest…

  2. Billboard Bits: Faith Hill, Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Faith Hill, Pete Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill Faith Hill is confirmed to perform at this year's Academy Awards, where she'll sing "There You'll Be" from the "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack. The Diane Warren-penned track is nominated in the best original song…

  3. Cranberries Plan To Visit Americas

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tickets for a handful of dates on the Cranberries' upcoming North American tour went on sale today through the band's official Web site. Tickets for a handful of dates on the Cranberries' upcoming North American tour went on sale today through the band's official Web site …

  4. Blues Explosion Powers Up For Spring Tour

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will kick off a 21-show North American tour April 25 in Washington, D.C. The trek comes in support of the group's upcoming album "Plastic Fang," due April 9 via Matador. It Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will kick off a 21-show North American tour April…

  5. Zeppelin's John Paul Jones Brings The 'Thunder'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band of all time, John Paul Jones was in need for a change by the time Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980. Putting his own music on the As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band…

  6. Hot Product

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Brandy, Natalie Imbruglia, Lo Fidelity Allstars, EchoBrain, and more. 'Moon' Shadow Brandy's "Full Moon" (Atlantic) comes on the heels of the young R&B star's secret marriage to producer Robert Smith and the recent announcement that…

  7. INXS Perseveres For Summer Tour

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael Hutchence's 1997 suicide. The 40-city tour will begin May 30 in Anaheim, Calif., with vocalist Jon Stevens filling Hu INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael…

  8. Jewel Takes Labelmate M2M On The Road

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip since 1999 -- that will kick off June 14 in Tampa, Fla. Accompanying her on the trek will be fellow Atlanti Singer/songwriter Jewel has made plans for a summer tour -- her first full-fledged road trip…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  10. Grammy Bits: 'O Brother,' Elliott, Linkin Park, TMBG

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles : Taking home the nonclassical…

  11. McCartney Extends North American Tour Plans

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here this week, Paul McCartney will kick off his first major tour since 1993 on April 1 in Oakland, Calif. The Driving USA tour, which was originally only scheduled to encompass 12 d As first reported here this week, Paul McCartney will kick off his first major tour since…

  12. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  13. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  14. Britney Summer Tour Bows In Vegas

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears will launch a summer arena tour over Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, where she filmed her HBO special last November, according to her official Web site. The jaunt is currently schedu Britney Spears will launch a summer arena tour over Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, where…

  15. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  16. Everclear's Alexakis Plans Solo Tour

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Everclear frontman Art Alexakis will begin a 16-city solo tour March 21 in Detroit. The artist will play a mix of Everclear favorites, songs from his pre-Everclear band Colorfinger, new songs such as Everclear frontman Art Alexakis will begin a 16-city solo tour March 21 in Detroit. The…

  17. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  18. Outside the Lines

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Texas singer/songwriter Cory Morrow's fifth album, released on his own Austin-based label, is a diverse package loaded with insightful lyrics and plenty of hooks. Texas singer/songwriter Cory Morrow's fifth album, released on his own Austin-based label, is a diverse package loaded…

  19. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but…

  20. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

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