1. You Are Superior

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST If clubkids were hippies, this is what they'd listen to. Blending the laid-back, low-fi feel of '60s psychedelia with the carefree, upbeat tempo of current electronic music—over a sophisticated If clubkids were hippies, this is what they'd listen to. Blending the laid-back, low…

  2. Robert Plant Returns With 'Head First'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine years, "Head First," internationally in July via Universal, according to reports. Although a spokesperson for longtime Pl Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine…

  3. 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'…

  4. Labelmates Nickelback, Cantrell Team For Tour

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The group, which is headlining MTV's Campus Invasion Tour through early May, has confirmed an…

  5. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest…

  6. 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…

  7. The Calling Guitarist In Electrocution Scare

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffered a severe electrical shock yesterday (April 4) during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin was rushed to a local hospital and was released after being t The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffered a severe electrical shock yesterday (April 4)…

  8. Zombie Doubles Up For Ozzfest

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie will perform two sets on the upcoming Ozzfest tour -- one on the main stage, filling the slot left vacant by the aborted Chris Cornell/Rage Against The Machine project, and the other on the Rob Zombie will perform two sets on the upcoming Ozzfest tour -- one on the main stage,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  10. Weezer Resolves Label Disbute, New Set Due In May

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a dispute with Geffen/Interscope over the release of its next album, Weezer has confirmed a May 14 street date for its fourth studio set, "Maladroit." After a dispute with Geffen/Interscope over the release of its next album, Weezer has confirmed a May 14 street date for its…

  11. Injury Forces Mustaine To Disband Megadeth

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST A severe injury suffered in January by Megadeth founder/frontman Dave Mustaine has brought about the end of the veteran metal group after 19 years. It is unknown how the vocalist/guitarist sustained s A severe injury suffered in January by Megadeth founder/frontman Dave Mustaine has brought…

  12. London Prosecutor Accuses Buck Of Lying

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight last April. R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans…

  13. Rhino Collects Jesus And Mary Chain 'Singles'

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain with the June 4 release of "21 Singles," featuring tracks from all six of the now defunct group's albums. The set features si Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain…

  14. Guitarist Exits American Head Charge

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "Our split with Wayne is completely amicable and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," the band says in a statement. "Over t Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "…

  15. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  16. Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira To Salute Aerosmith

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to Aerosmith. As previously reported, Kid Rock, Train, and Pink will also perform A Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for…

  17. Sills Resigns As Lincoln Center Chair

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beverly Sills, the former opera great who has led Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for eight years, announced yesterday (April 1) that she is resigning at the end of the month. "I feel privilege Beverly Sills, the former opera great who has led Lincoln Center for the Performing…

  18. Spears Dubs NYC Restaurant 'Nyla'

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The New York restaurant Britney Spears is opening will be called Nyla -- for New York, her new home, and Louisiana, her home state. Previous reports suggested that the eatery would be called "Pinky's, The New York restaurant Britney Spears is opening will be called Nyla -- for New…

  19. Walker, Winans Set For Gospelfest 2002

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on for McDonald's Gospelfest 2002 tour. Under the banner "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Spirit," the 19th annual event will set down Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on…

  20. Billboard Bits: MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders Looking to capitalize on the heat of "The Osbournes," which scored the highest rated series premiere in the network's history, MTV has given the greenlight to six new reality series set to bow in the next two months. The first of the…

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