1. Counting Crows Content In 'Candy' Land

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting Crows are slated to release their fourth studio album this summer via Geffen. Tentatively titled "Hard Candy," the set As first tipped here earlier this month, California-based modern rockers Counting…

  2. Keene Gets Star Help On 'Merry-Go-Round'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years on June 4 as part of a new deal with spinART Records. Titled "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," the 12-song follow-up Power-pop icon Tommy Keene will release his first studio album in nearly four years…

  3. Avant Aims For 'Ecstasy'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson Entertainment/MCA project is slated for release March 26. Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson…

  4. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and…

  5. Belle & Sebastian Return With New 'Stories'

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop collective Belle & Sebastian will release its first album in nearly two years June 4 via Matador. The 18-track set, dubbed "Storytelling," includes a mix of songs featured in the similarl U.K. pop collective Belle & Sebastian will release its first album in nearly…

  6. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  7. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money…

  8. Francis Sues Over Songs In Porn Films

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a $40 million lawsuit filed yesterday (March 11) in New York, singer Connie Francis accused Universal Music Corp. of allowing her music to be used in pornographic movies, saying the label took adva In a $40 million lawsuit filed yesterday (March 11) in New York, singer Connie Francis…

  9. Pink Takes The Party On The Road

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hot on the heels of receiving a Grammy for her work on the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Lady Marmalade," R&B/pop vocalist Pink will hit the road in the North America for her first headlining to Hot on the heels of receiving a Grammy for her work on the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100…

  10. Billboard Bits: Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers In the latest sign the file-swapping service is struggling, Napster cut 10% of its work force last week, a move it said was prompted by longer than anticipated negotiations with major record labels. Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers said in a…

  11. Young, Streisand Overtake U.K. Charts

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Easy-listening pop swept the board on the U.K. charts yesterday (March 10), as "Pop Idol" Will Young kept his crown on the singles survey and Columbia's "The Essential Barbra Streisand" climbed 4-1 on Easy-listening pop swept the board on the U.K. charts yesterday …

  12. The Eleventh Hour

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Written, produced, and recorded by the Nashville-based act itself, The Eleventh Hour harks back to the roots of Jars of Clay's self-titled debut album (see story, page 16). Written, produced, and recorded by the Nashville-based act itself, The Eleventh Hour harks back to the roots of…

  13. Que el Ritmo No Paré

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST On her latest solo offering, Mexican singer/actress Patricia Manterola sets broad aims. On her latest solo offering, Mexican singer/actress Patricia Manterola sets broad aims. A mix of mostly upbeat dance tracks in Spanish and English, Que el Ritmo No Paré highlights Manterola's…

  14. Out of the Loop

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST On his third collection, singer/songwriter Weigle makes his strongest bid for a mainstream breakthrough. On his third collection, singer/songwriter Weigle makes his strongest bid for a mainstream breakthrough. Out of the Loop shows him flexing his warm, James Taylor-esque baritone over tunes…

  15. Love and China

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The centerpiece of this set are the intricate, '60s-inspired harmonies by duo Nerissa & Katryna Nields, formerly of the alt-folk band the Nields. The centerpiece of this set are the intricate, '60s-inspired harmonies by duo Nerissa & Katryna Nields, formerly of the alt-folk…

  16. Solid Zinc—The Turtles Anthology

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino largely established itself by mining the Turtles' rich catalog; this new two-disc collection again reinforces the fact that we're talking about one of the ultimate '60s pop/rock bands—tha Rhino largely established itself by mining the Turtles' rich catalog; this new…

  17. Just the Right Sound—The Association Anthology

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST As noted in this two-disc set's booklet, three of BMI's top 100 songs of the century—"Never My Love," "Cherish," and "Windy"—belong to the Association, which is surpassed on the list onl As noted in this two-disc set's booklet, three of BMI's…

  18. White Lilies Island

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn," Aussie Natalie Imbruglia proves she's no one-hit wonder with the success of her current single, "Wrong Impression." Fans who pick up her sophomore After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn,"…

  19. Shakira Banned By Argentinian Record Chain

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tower Records Argentina is refusing to sell albums by Epic artist Shakira, in protest of the appearance of her boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua, in her latest video, "Underneath Your Clothes," Billboard B Tower Records Argentina is refusing to sell albums by Epic artist Shakira, in…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Will Young, and Tim McGraw. TRIO: The top three debuts this week on The Billboard 200 are all by solo female artists. As expected, Alanis Morissette debuts at No. 1 with her third studio set and fourth album overall, "Under…

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