1. Osbournes Take In Bereaved Teenager

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and his family are taking in a teenager whose mother died of the same type of cancer afflicting his wife, Sharon. Robert Marcato, an 18-year-old friend of the Osbournes' daughters, will Ozzy Osbourne and his family are taking in a teenager whose mother died of the same type…

  2. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  3. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  4. Brad Explores 'Discovery Park'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After two albums for Epic, Seattle rock outfit Brad has landed on Redline Entertainment for "Welcome to Discovery Park," released yesterday (Aug. 13). In support, the band will set off on its first U.S. tour in more than five years this…

  5. Adam Ant Pleads Guilty To Brawling

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Adam Ant pleaded guilty today (Aug. 13) to brawling after he threatened pub patrons with a starting pistol for laughing at his clothing. Pop singer Adam Ant pleaded guilty today (Aug. 13) to brawling after he threatened pub patrons with a starting pistol for laughing at his…

  6. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Elvis, Brian Setzer

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Elvis, Brian Setzer Up-and-coming pop artist Michelle Branch is due to guest star on NBC's new nostalgic drama "American Dreams." Executive produced by Dick Clark and Jonathan Prince, the show is set in the early-1960s and will utilize vintage footage…

  7. Brooks & Dunn Working On New Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With their summer package tour, the Neon Circus and Wild West Show, behind them, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks took a few weeks to generate more music. Brooks holed up with longtime writing partners Don With their summer package tour, the Neon Circus and Wild West Show, behind them, Ronnie Dunn…

  8. Report: Aaliyah Funeral Bill Unpaid

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The funeral home in the Bahamas that prepared and transported R&B singer Aaliyah's body reportedly has accused her label, Virgin Records, of skipping out on the bill. The funeral home in the Bahamas that prepared and transported R&B singer Aaliyah's body reportedly has…

  9. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  10. Beggars Purchases Half-Stake In Matador

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last week, London-based independent the Beggars Group has finalized a 50% acquisition of Matador Records. As first reported here last week, London-based independent the Beggars Group has finalized a 50% acquisition of Matador Records. As expected, the Beggars Group --…

  11. Doves Soar Back To North America

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing in U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking…

  12. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  13. Slum Village Lives High Life

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's about good and bad relationships -- tainted and untainted," rapper T3 of Slum Village says of "Tainted," the group's latest single. "My verse is about my girl and I. Baatin's [verse] is about the…

  14. Music Inspired By Baadddasssss Cinema: the Sounds of Blaxploitation

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means to be a real badass, look no further than this sterling compilation. Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means…

  15. Y'All Ain't Ready

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At sweet 16, Kim Scott is already an industry veteran. At sweet 16, Kim Scott is already an industry veteran. Discovered at Harlem's Apollo Theater, the eight-year-old five-time winner of the venue's famed "Amateur Night" later secured a Columbia contract, reached No. 21…

  16. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  17. Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With contemporary nÜ-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the timing couldn't be better for this seven-disc, 142-track boxed set. With contemporary nü-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the…

  18. Jack Osbourne Films 'Dawson's Creek' Cameo

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jack Osbourne, the son of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and one of the stars of MTV's hit series "The Osbournes," will film a cameo today (Aug. 9) for the more clean cut WB Network series "Dawson's C Jack Osbourne, the son of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and one of…

  19. Plant, Dylan, Stones Bask In 'Moonlight Mile'

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moon A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the…

  20. Jeff Townes Makes Magnificent' Solo Debut

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There has always been a touch of jazz buried deep in the musical psyche of Jeff Townes. Even while churning out rap crossover hits ("Summertime," "Parents Just Don't Understand") with Will Smith as D.J. Jazzy Jeff &…

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