1. Ultra.Dance 01

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. As if to even the balance, the label…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Berry/Richard

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Chuck Berry/Little Richard Mick Jagger will appear on an episode of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" this season, according to the network. The Rolling Stones vocalist recorded his voice-over for the program last week, but the details…

  3. Wu-Tang Killa Bees 'Sting' Again

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Wu-Tang Clan train will keep rolling with the Feb. 26 Koch/In The Paint release of "The Sting," the second album from Wu-Tang Killa Bees. The group is a spin-off of the Wu-Tang Clan featuring vari The Wu-Tang Clan train will keep rolling with the Feb. 26 Koch/In The Paint…

  4. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  5. Reconfigured Kidney Thieves Rebound

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Los Angeles-based, industrial-tinged Kidney Thieves aren't sure what to expect when they hit the road for a five-day tour of the Northwest with Biohazard this month. Core members Bruce Somers (mu The Los Angeles-based, industrial-tinged Kidney Thieves aren't sure what to expect…

  6. Love, Music 'Driving' McCartney Into 2002

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST As Paul McCartney approaches his 60th birthday, he is busy defying the maxim that states rock artists produce nothing of worth once they've past their early 30s. His new Capitol album, "Driving Rain," Editor's note: This interview was conducted before the death of Paul…

  7. Dishwalla Resurfaces With 'Opaline'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its first album in four years, April 23 on Los Angeles-based Immergent Records. The set's first single, "Somewhere in the Middle," will hit U.S. radio Modern rock act Dishwalla will release "Opaline," its…

  8. George Harrison Dies At 58

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual…

  9. Poll: Kiss Has The Season's Most Desired Box Set

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Kiss' career-spanning 96-track "Box Set" (Mercury) is the lavish retrospective package that music fans would most like to find in their stocking this holiday season. Of 4,356 voters in a Billboard.com Kiss' career-spanning 96-track "Box Set" (Mercury) is the…

  10. Janet Heads To Hawaii For HBO Live Special

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson will be seen in a live HBO concert special on Feb. 17 from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. It's the chart-topping artist's second special for the cable network, following 1998's "Janet: The V Janet Jackson will be seen in a live HBO concert special on Feb. 17 from…

  11. A Halloween Homecoming For The Strokes

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the most highly touted band to come out of the Big Apple in two decades. Even if all the fuss helped the group quickly sell o A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  13. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

  14. Is This It

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full-length debut. Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full…

  15. Mercury Rev Takes 'Dream' On Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North American dates in support of its latest V2 album, "All Is Dream." The trek begins Nov. 22 in Toronto and wraps Dec. 12 Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North…

  16. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  17. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  18. Catatonia Calls It Quits

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in recent years, has confirmed that it is splitting. The news follows lead singer Cerys Matthews' recent treatment at a c Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in…

  19. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  20. LL Cool J Tapped For 'Mindhunters'

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "…

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