1. Super Furries Running 'Rings' Around The States

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Idiosyncratic Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are taking a break from the writing and recording of their sixth album for a fall North American tour, kicking off Sept. 18 and Detroit and wrapping Oc Idiosyncratic Welsh popsters Super Furry Animals are taking a break from the writing and…

  2. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  3. 'The Osbournes' Headed To DVD

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first season of MTV's "The Osbournes" will be coming to DVD later this year, confirms a spokesperson for Buena Vista Home Video, the VHS/DVD arm of the Walt Disney Co.'s Miramax Films. A fall rele The first season of MTV's "The Osbournes" will be coming…

  4. Nelly Set To Heat It Up On Tour

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nelly has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his chart-topping Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville." The trek will kick off Sept. 26 in Worcester, Mass., with dates scheduled th Rapper Nelly has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his…

  5. After 10 Years, Gabriel Looks 'Up'

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It has been 10 years since Peter Gabriel's last studio set, "Us," but the artist has finally wrapped work on its follow-up, "Up," due Sept. 24 via Geffen. The 11-song set is led by first single "The B It has been 10 years since Peter Gabriel's last studio…

  6. Will Smith Defends Imprisoned Slick Rick

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith has come to the defense of fellow rapper "Slick Rick" Walters, who could face deportation from the U.S. because he was convicted of attempted murder 11 years ago. Will Smith has come to the defense of fellow rapper "Slick Rick" Walters, who could face…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  9. Left of Self-Centered

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After some bad experiences with a few major labels and his own band, the Marvelous 3, Butch Walker decided to go solo with Left of Self-Centered, which he wrote and produced. After some bad experiences with a few major labels and his own band, the Marvelous 3, Butch Walker decided to go solo…

  10. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets Although specific details aren't yet confirmed, a live album and DVD chronicling Paul McCartney's recent Driving USA tour are in the works for a November release. David Kahne, who produced McCartney's latest Capitol studio set,…

  11. Osbournes Sued Over MTV Show Idea

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon, claiming that the couple stole his idea for their hit MTV series, "The Osbournes." In the suit, filed A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, KCRW, Joe Jackson

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, KCRW, Joe Jackson Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are confirmed to appear on two separate broadcasts of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." As previously reported , the act had been set to perform on the Aug. 1 episode of the show,…

  14. Enrique Road-Tripping For Spanish Album

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in September for a North American tour supporting the album. Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in…

  15. Rimes Returns As A 'Twisted Angel'

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although not yet 20-years-old, LeAnn Rimes is a music veteran with seven studio albums and a pair of Grammy Awards under her belt. Her eighth album, "Twisted Angel," is due Oct. 1 via Curb, and is som Although not yet 20-years-old, LeAnn Rimes is a music veteran with seven studio…

  16. McCartney, Wilson Headline Minefield Benefit

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson will each perform Sept. 18 at the second annual Open Hearts. Clear Minds event in Los Angeles. Organized by McCartney's new bride Heather Former Beatle Paul McCartney and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson will each perform Sept.…

  17. Chris Robinson Signs With Redline

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline Entertainment and is working on his solo debut album, "New Earth Mud." The set is tentatively due later this year, but Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline…

  18. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

  19. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  20. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

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