1. Nicks, Anastacia To Be Guest 'Divas'

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Stevie Nicks and international pop star Anastacia will make special guest appearances on the upcoming "VH1 Divas Las Vegas" concert special. The performers join previously announce Veteran rock artist Stevie Nicks and international pop star Anastacia will make…

  2. Stones Make Grand Entrance To Announce Tour

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon (May 7) to announce their 2002/2003 world tour, which, as first reported here this morning, will kick off Sept. 5 at The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon …

  3. TMBG Screen 'Gigantic' Documentary In NYC

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be Giants documentary in New York last night (May 2) for an audience of family, friends, fans, and potential di Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  5. Smokin' Grooves Returns With Outkast, Hill, Roots

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shado Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin'…

  6. Get Up Kids Get A Lift From Superchunk

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Underground rock outfit Get Up Kids will hit the road for an extensive summer tour, beginning May 24 in Houston, and winding down July 16 in the group's Kansas City, Mo., hometown. The trek comes on t Underground rock outfit Get Up Kids will hit the road for an extensive summer tour,…

  7. Chesney Gallops Straight To No. 1

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA…

  8. Cher Says 'Farewell' With 50-City Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three-month North American tour which she says will be her last. Living Proof -- The Farewell Tour will kick off wit Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three…

  9. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  10. Marc Anthony Lays Out Summer Trek

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield,…

  11. Rush Extends North American Tour

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock trio Rush has confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of its North American tour. The additional stateside run in support of the forthcoming Anthem/Atlantic album "Vapor Trails, Canadian rock trio Rush has confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of its…

  12. Poll: Celine Is Fans' Fave Diva

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Of the five artists confirmed to appear in this year's "VH1 Divas" concert in Las Vegas, Celine Dion is the hands down fan favorite, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Dion nabbed 4 Of the five artists confirmed to appear in this year's "VH1 Divas…

  13. Injured Jewel Determined To Tour Europe

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel plans to go ahead with her planned European tour. Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel…

  14. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky System Of A Down yesterday (April 23) released an enhanced version of its latest album, "Toxicity" (American/Columbia). The new set features the same 14 tracks repackaged with a "metallic rendering" of the cover art and a…

  15. Dion, Black To Perform For Sailors

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica Simpson and Lonestar, are scheduled to perform May 2 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in For Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica…

  16. Alanis Expands Summer Tour Plans

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has expanded the itinerary for her summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off May 1 in San Diego. Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams will support through May Alanis Morissette has expanded the itinerary for her summer North American tour, which, as…

  17. Angelil Accuser Arrested For Forgery

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The woman who accused Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, of rape has been arrested for check forgery in California. Yun Kyeong Sung Kwon was arrested in Pasadena on a check forgery warra The woman who accused Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, of rape has…

  18. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…

  19. Scorpions Bring The 'Hurricane' On Best-Of, Tour

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on "Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions," due May 28 on Hip-O. The band will also embark on a summer U.S. package tour The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on …

  20. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

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