1. Kid Rock, Pam Anderson Engaged

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit "V.I.P.," said "yes" when b Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the…

  2. Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's 51st birthday, Billboard.com has learned. Ramone's mother Charlotte Lesher and brothe Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been…

  3. Pet Shop Boys To Spend Summer On The Road

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys has lined up a spring/summer world tour due to kick off May 14 in Miami. The trek crosses over to Europe beginning June 12 in Madrid and concludes with 12 Veteran British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys has lined up a spring/summer world tour due to…

  4. Kravitz Goes 'Live' With Pink, Abandoned Pools

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following tours of Japan and Europe, Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour July 12 in Virginia Beach, Va. The 33-city Lenny Live trek, which will feature support from Pink and Abandon Following tours of Japan and Europe , Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour…

  5. Musiq, Cee-Lo Make Touring Team

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, will team up with Atlanta-based rapper Cee-Lo for a month-long U.S. tour in support of the artists' new albums, "Juslisen" (Def Soul) and "Cee-Lo Green and Hi Musiq, formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, will team up with Atlanta…

  6. Sinatra Jr. Brings Dad's Songs To Vegas

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las Vegas Strip next month in a show called "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." The show, which will run May 8-15 at the MGM Grand hotel/casino, wi Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las…

  7. Biggie Relatives Sue Los Angeles

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the Police Department could have done more to prevent the chart-topping rapper's 1997 murder. The civil rights and wr The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the…

  8. Eagles Fly Again For Summer Tour

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are planning a summer U.S. arena tour of secondary markets, set to begin May 31 in Reno, Nev., and conclude July 20. Although dates and venues are still being nailed down, the trek will hit The Eagles are planning a summer U.S. arena tour of secondary markets, set to begin May 31…

  9. Blige Scraps Italian Concert

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige canceled a concert in Milan scheduled for next Tuesday (April 16) out of fears of a possible terrorist attack, the concert promoter said. On March 31, the State Department issued a warni Mary J. Blige canceled a concert in Milan scheduled for next Tuesday (April 16) out of fears…

  10. Dion Plans Belgian Rehearsals For Vegas Show

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singer Celine Dion will move to Belgium -- not for the waffles or the beer -- but to rehearse for her forthcoming return to the stage after two years off. In an interview with Belgian televis Canadian singer Celine Dion will move to Belgium -- not for the waffles or the beer -- but…

  11. 'Divas' Mary J., Cher, Celine Head To Vegas

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion are the first performers confirmed for "VH1 Divas Las Vegas: A Benefit Concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation." The event will be aired live May 23 from the Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion are the first performers confirmed for "…

  12. Gates' 'Melody' Goes Three For Three

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teenager Gareth Gates secured a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 7) with his cover of "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG). With a third week at the top, Gates matches the achievem Teenager Gareth Gates secured a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart…

  13. Billboard Bits: Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al The Who's "Baba O'Riley" was originally going to be the theme song for the hit Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," so it seems only fitting that the band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, would guest-star on the show'…

  14. Townshend 'Scoops' Back Into The Vaults

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of his archival "Scoop" releases via his Eelpie.com Web site. "Scoop 3," which is not expected to be made available in traditional Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of…

  15. Newsted, Freed Sign On For Gov't Mule Dates

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. The…

  16. Oasis' 'Chemistry' Boils Over In July

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis has dubbed its fifth Epic studio album "Heathen Chemistry" and is planning a July release for the 11-track set. As previously reported, first single "The Hindu Times" will be released commercial Oasis has dubbed its fifth Epic studio album "Heathen Chemistry…

  17. Usher's Spring/Summer Tour Evolves

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set to kick off May 8 in Seattle. While the timing of the 8701 Evolution Tour is similar to what was announced in R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set…

  18. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Springsteen, Tantric

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Tantric Prior to commencing work on the band's next album, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says he "will foolishly be running in the London Marathon 2002." The musician has issued a plea to the band's fans to sponsor his entry in the…

  19. Stars Rock The Mic On Oakenfold's 'Bunkka'

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A galaxy of music stars, including Nelly Furtado, Perry Farrell, Ice Cube, and Tricky, have lent their vocal talents to DJ Paul Oakenfold's next album, the relentlessly upbeat "Bunkka." The 11-track s A galaxy of music stars, including Nelly Furtado, Perry Farrell, Ice Cube,…

  20. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

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