1. 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…

  2. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  3. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  4. 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…

  5. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  6. You Think You Really Know Me

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most," according to Beck in the single "Where It's At," the eccentric and enigmatic Gary Wilson—author of curious song titles like "6.4=Make Out" an Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most,"…

  7. Pet Sounds Live

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Since Brian Wilson's music, arrangements, and production are so gorgeous, anyone could probably do the lead vocal parts on Pet Sounds, the 1966 masterpiece from the Beach Boys. Since Brian Wilson's music, arrangements, and production are so gorgeous, anyone could probably do the…

  8. Golden Jubilee Live Album On The Way

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money f A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's…

  9. Hot Product

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Korn, David Bowie, They Might Be Giants, Ralph Stanley, and more. 'Touch' And Go "We wanted this record to literally feel like it was going to explode as it played," says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis of "Untouchables" (Immortal/Epic),…

  10. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes Mental and physical exhaustion suffered by guitarist Zakk Wylde is being blamed for the cancelation of a half-dozen European Ozzfest tour dates. "Ozzfest 2002 has been a particularly grueling tour for Wylde as he does double duty opening the show…

  11. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.&…

  12. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Wilson Selects Beach Boys 'Classics'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits compilation, which EMI will release July 2 in North America. The disc will be highlighted by a new recordin Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits…

  16. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang, NBN

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Marianne Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature Marianne Faithfull joined Billy Corgan's new outfit Zwan onstage Saturday (May 18) as a surprise guest during the band's set at Jamboree 2002, sponsored by radio station WKQX Chicago (Q101). She led the band through a…

  18. Ricky Martin Working On Two Albums

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one in English and one in Spanish, with a few songs overlapping from disc-to-disc. In an exclusive interview at Latin superstar Ricky Martin is planning to release two new Columbia albums by year-end: one…

  19. Billboard Bits: Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on La Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate La Route du Rock, a French pop and electronic festival now in its 12th year of existence, has announced the lineup for this year's version of the event. Sigur Ros, DJ Shadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Royskopp, and the Notwist are…

  20. Ozzy, Ricky Join Queen's Jubilee Concert

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingh Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest…

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