1. Hot Oz Exports The Vines Near Release Of U.S. Debut

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After scoring high marks in their native Australia, the Vines seem on the cusp of a successful U.S. run with the July 16 release of the much-anticipated "Highly Evolved" (Capitol). Most new bands dread being categorized, but the Vines…

  2. Hazlewood Plans First Ever European Tour

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmar Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans…

  3. Bellamy Bros. Cherish 'Redneck Girls Forever'

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After celebrating their 25th anniversary last year with two commemorative CD collections, the Bellamy Brothers are moving full steam ahead into the next chapter of their career with a new relationship with Curb Records and forthcoming album, …

  4. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  5. Dave Matthews Band Planning Holiday Live Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band will release a concert CD/DVD via RCA this holiday season. The album is still untitled but will be drawn from a July 11, 2001, show in Boulder, Colo. Dave Matthews Band will release a concert CD/DVD via RCA this holiday season. The album is still untitled but will be drawn…

  6. 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…

  7. Anthony Captures A Trio Of ALMA Awards

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) awards ceremony in Los Angeles with three music honors, including the outstanding male performer trophy. Colombian song Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA)…

  8. ABBA Musical Nabs Tony Noms

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for the ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced…

  9. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  10. DMB Busts Up Lillywhite Tunes On New Set

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host of tunes originally put to tape in 2000 with producer Steve Lillywhite. They'll be featured on "Busted Stuff," which RCA ha As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host…

  11. Jett Adds Track To Breast Cancer Benefit

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' "The Word" for a new compilation that benefits breast cancer charities. The song is a bonus on the otherwise 13-track "It's About Eve (Mus Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' …

  12. O Brother: Summer 'Mountain' Trek Adds Stops

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an additional 12 destinations, up from the originally announced 29 stops. Due to kick off June 25 in Louisville, Ky., th The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an…

  13. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  14. Country Blues Fuels 'Rookie' Soundtrack

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the Hollywood soundtrack to the forthcoming baseball film, "The Rookie." Nelson contributes his version of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the…

  15. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  16. 'Mountain' Summer Tour Dates Come On Down

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"-related Down From the Mountain tour has been confirmed. The North American trek is set to begin June 25 in Louisville, Ky., and clos The full slate of summer dates for the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  17. Yorn Plans Tour, Debut Album Reissue

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of headlining and festival appearances, and tentative dates opening for Weezer. As previously reported, dates wi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of…

  18. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  19. Nancy Wilson To Scale Back Schedule

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio television show, jazz singer Nancy Wilson says it's time to relax a bit. Wilson told the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette she's Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio…

  20. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

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