1. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, …

  2. Billy Joel Checks Into Treatment Center

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. The 53-year-old,…

  3. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  4. Judas Priest Hits The Road, Readies DVD

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to…

  5. Winston Salutes The Doors On 'Night'

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pianist George Winston will release an album of Doors covers, "Night Divides the Day," Oct. 8 via Windham Hill. The 13-track album runs the gamut from familiar cuts such as "People Are Strange" and "L Pianist George Winston will release an album of Doors covers, "…

  6. Papa Roach Rewards Fans With Shows, Signings

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Papa Roach will celebrate tomorrow's (June 18) release of its sophomore album, "lovehatetragedy" (DreamWorks) with a free concert on the roof of a Los Angeles Best Buy store. The conc Hard rock outfit Papa Roach will celebrate tomorrow's (June 18) release…

  7. Vince Gill Readying New Album

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a two-year hiatus from recording, country star Vince Gill plans to release a new MCA Nashville album later this year. Gill performed several times last week at Fan Fair in Nashville, and the mul After a two-year hiatus from recording, country star Vince Gill plans to release a new MCA…

  8. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  9. In Violet Light

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. On In Violet Light, the Canadian band's ninth studio album, singer/songwriter Gordon Downie…

  10. 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…

  11. Panic Plans 'Seven Fiddler's' Fest

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both days of its own Seven Fiddler's Music Festival. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver, Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both…

  12. Bowie Unveils 'Heathen' At Fan Club Show

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," last night (June 11) at New York's Roseland Ballroom before an audience of members from his BowieNet online fan club. The David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "…

  13. Minus 5 To Tour With Extended Musical Family

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus tour" to hit select markets across the U.S. this summer. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Scott McCaughey an Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus…

  14. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  15. Dolly's Taking Her 'Halos & Horns' On Tour

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New York. Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New…

  16. R. Kelly Appears In Court On Child Porn Charges

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow, Fla., court today (June 6), where a judge set bail at $750,000 and forbade him to have contact with minors R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow,…

  17. R. Kelly Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook Coun R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from…

  18. Billboard Bits: Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Crowell

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Rodney Crowell Sting, Elton John, and B.B. King will perform at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope fundraiser, set for Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event, to be hosted by Jay Leno, raises funds for childhood diabetes. To…

  19. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  20. George Strait Sets Fall Arena Dates

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, veteran country artist George Strait will return to headlining arenas this fall after headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gr As first tipped here in January, veteran country artist George Strait will return to…

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