1. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  2. Blazing Arrow

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. MC and frontman…

  3. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  4. Queensryche Guitarist Kelly Gray Exits

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Guitarist Kelly Gray has left the Seattle-based progressive metal act Queensryche.…

  5. Frank Black Back With Two New Albums

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed with former label spinART and is planning an Aug. 20 release for two new albums. "Black Letter Day" and "Devil's Workshop," the follow-ups to his 2001 s Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed…

  6. Hill, McGraw Plan NBC Specials

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NBC has signed multi-platinum husband-and-wife country artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for separate fall primetime specials. The network is expected to officially announce the one-hour events today NBC has signed multi-platinum husband-and-wife country artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for…

  7. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  8. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  9. 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,…

  10. Police: No Injuries In Creed Wreck

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT No injuries were reported in a car accident that Creed frontman Scott Stapp cited as the reason for the chart-topping rock band canceling its tour, according to a police report released yesterday (Apr No injuries were reported in a car accident that Creed frontman Scott Stapp cited as the…

  11. Stapp's Accident Forces Creed Tour Cancellation

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Creed has canceled its North American tour due to injuries singer Scott Stapp suffered in an automobile accident last week outside Orlando, Fla. Creed has canceled its North American tour due to injuries singer Scott Stapp suffered in an automobile accident last week outside Orlando, Fla. A…

  12. Hot Product

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, and new albums from Trey Anastasio, Ali, and Blackalicious. Along Came A 'Spider' Befitting what is expected to be one of the summer's most popular movies, Columbia has snared a host of top stars for its "Spider-Man"…

  13. Vhunze Moto

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on Uninvisible, the genre-hopping jazz trio's latest exploration of funk-soul-rock-hip-hop fusion. Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on…

  14. Weezer Whacked With Suit By Former Bassist

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members of the band, its lawyers, and the group's former management and accountants. The complaint, filed April 19 in the Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members…

  15. Promise Ring Poppier On 'Woodwater'

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It took three years for the Promise Ring to reinvent itself. That's the length of time it's been since the act released "Very Emergency," a Midwestern power-pop blend of scrappy guitars and Davey VonB It took three years for the Promise Ring to reinvent itself. That's…

  16. Elliott Smith Finishes 'Basement' Tapes

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album, tentatively titled "From a Basement on the Hill," according to manager Scott Booker. While label and release date informati Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  18. '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 "…

  19. Nearing 50, Strummer's Guns Still Blaze

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night stand in Brooklyn with his band the Mescaleros, Strummer is holding court in the bar of his downtown hotel, Joe Strummer is feeling the jetlag. The day after arriving in New York to play a five-night…

  20. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

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