1. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson Jack Black and Kyle Gass of comedy/rock duo Tenacious D will appear in the video for veteran metal act Dio's latest single, "Push." The clip will feature the D performing its own version of the Ronnie James Dio-sung Black Sabbath…

  2. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  3. Maladroit

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Having been greeted with a bear hug by fans after emerging last year from a nearly five-year absence—sparked by the initial commercial bust that was 1996's Pinkerton—Maladroit finds Weez Having been greeted with a bear hug by fans after emerging last year from a nearly five-year absence…

  4. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant Prepare To 'Rock'

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair metal will now have yet another package to choose from. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns will bottle the With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair…

  5. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  6. Weezer On 'Maladroit'

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the positive results of both a recent spat with the band's label, Geffen/Interscope-concerning the forthcoming "Maladroit" (due M Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the…

  7. Tymers Score Big With No. 1 Debut

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans hip-hop duo Big Tymers soar to the top of The Billboard 200 for the first time with "Hood Rich" (Cash Money/Universal), which sold 160,000 units in its first week in the U.S., according to New Orleans hip-hop duo Big Tymers soar to the top of The Billboard 200 for the…

  8. 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…

  9. Ashanti Fends Off The Competition At No. 1

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder Inc/Def Jam debut edges out a strong entry from Sheryl Crow to extend its lead on The Billboard 200. Despit Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder…

  10. '80s Acts Out To Prove 'Rock Never Stops'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are teaming for this summer's Rock Never Stops tour. Due to launch May 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., the trek will bring rock st Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are…

  11. 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 …

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Jimmy Eat World, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and Jennifer Lopez. LAST SHALL BE FIRST: "The Middle" is exactly where the band Jimmy Eat World isn't on Billboard's two rock charts, Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock…

  13. Dion's 'New Day' Debuts On Top

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with "A New Day Has Come." The Epic set storms to the top of the chart on the strength of 527,000 copies sold in its first week, Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with "…

  14. Godsmack Delivers 'Smack This!' DVD

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Boston-based hard rock act Godsmack has set an April 9 release date for "Smack This!," a home video project that utilizes footage captured by the band's members. The Republic/Universal DVD spotlights Boston-based hard rock act Godsmack has set an April 9 release date for "…

  15. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  16. Creed To Weather More U.S. Tour Dates

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-toppping rock act Creed has confirmed an April 29 kick off date for the second leg of its North American tour in support of its latest Wind-Up set, "Weathered." The first leg of the run played 1 Chart-toppping rock act Creed has confirmed an April 29 kick off date for the…

  17. Plant Plans Summer Sojourn With The Who

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least a handful of shows on the Who's upcoming U.S. tour. Plant is confirmed to appear July 29 in Hershey, Pa., July Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least…

  18. Slipknot, Coal Chamber Rock 'Resident Evil' Set

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the forthcoming film "Resident Evil" will sport a new version of Slipknot's "My Plague," as well new tracks from Coal Chamber ("Something") and Static X ( The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the…

  19. Sevendust Works Out 'Animosity' On The Road

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST If you ask Sevendust lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, all the animosity the members of the Atlanta-based hard rock act once possessed is behind them. The group still named its new TVT album "Animosity," If you ask Sevendust lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, all the animosity the members…

  20. New Creed, P.O.D. Tracks On 'Scorpion King'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed, P.O.D., Godsmack, System Of A Down, Nickelback, Sevendust, and Mushroomhead are among the acts that have contributed new tracks to Universal's "Music From and Inspired by 'The Scorpion King'," Creed, P.O.D., Godsmack, System Of A Down, Nickelback, Sevendust,…

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