1. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  2. Strokes, Beta Band Flesh Out Coachella Lineup

    February 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., Elbow, Zero 7, and Pete Yorn are among the artists that have been added to the lineup for the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be h The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., Elbow, Zero 7, and Pete Yorn are among the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Brandy, Tom Waits, Badly Drawn Boy

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brandy, Tom Waits, Badly Drawn Boy On top of Brandy's recent revelation that she secretly married producer Robert Smith last year, the R&B star is now said to be expecting her first child. A spokesperson for the artist confirmed yesterday (Feb. 21) that the singer/actress is…

  4. Ministry Returns With Live Album On New Label

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour" March 19 as the first release under a new deal with Sanctuary Records. A companion home video release on DVD and VHS is du Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour…

  5. 'Come' With Chemical Brothers On World Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. electronic duo the Chemical Brothers will spend most of the spring on the road internationally in support of the act's latest Astralwerks set, "Come With Us." The tour begins tonight (Feb. 22) in U.K. electronic duo the Chemical Brothers will spend most of the spring on…

  6. Martin Honors Shawn Colvin With Signature Guitar

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin says of her Martin M3SC, a limited edition signature model guitar the revered instrument maker is putting into production. "It's very simple, not f "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin…

  7. Farrakhan Preaches Responsibility At Hip-Hop Summit

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday for the Hip-Hop Action Network's West Coast summit to address issues and needs facing the community. Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday…

  8. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  9. Phish Fries Up Next Batch Of Live Albums

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live Phish series, due April 16 from Elektra. The performances, each covering three discs, are: 8/26/89 (Townshend Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live…

  10. Will A Peter Gabriel Disc Show 'Up' In 2002?

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow-up to 1992's "Us" (Geffen), for more than five years, and this may be the year it finally sees the light. According to the artist's official Web site Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow…

  11. U2 Considering Summer Euro Tour

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful "Elevation" arena tour into 2002, U2 manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard Bulletin, "We are considering touring in Europe this sum Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful …

  12. Guests Abound On Composer Armstrong's Second Solo Set

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To Nothing," April 16 via the Astralwerks-distributed Melankolic label. The set features an impressive group of collaborators, Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To…

  13. McCartney, Sting, Enya Garner Oscar Nods

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb. 12) when the nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. This year's best original Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb.…

  14. Jackson, Sting, Newman Join Songwriters Hall

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will be honored June 13 at the Hall's annual induction dinne Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the…

  15. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  16. Update: Coachella Takes Shape With Bjork, Oasis

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first nigh As tipped here Friday , Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music &…

  17. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  18. Hancock Brings 'Future' To Clubs

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musical innovator Herbie Hancock will take to the road next month for a 15-date North American club tour. The trek comes in support of his latest album, "Future 2 Future," released last September by T Musical innovator Herbie Hancock will take to the road next month for a 15-date…

  19. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his…

  20. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

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