1. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at…

  2. Snarly Youth Gang Trail Of Dead Is On The Rise

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Where some bands present themselves as four separate individuals, post-punk gatecrashers ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (commonly referred to, for brevity's sake, as Trail of Dead) opera Where some bands present themselves as four separate individuals, post-punk…

  3. Billboard Bits: 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is wanted by police for simple assault, accused of attacking a man who attended a party at his house in Escatawpa, Miss., last week. The victim, Terry Alexander, told authorities Harrell knocked out a tooth and…

  4. They Might Be Giants Tell Kids 'No!'

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell has been making for two decades, has long attracted grade-school-aged kids alongsi They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo…

  5. The Roots' Scratch Goes Solo

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Scratch -- a member of Philadelphia-based hip-hop band the Roots -- takes his love of the art of beatboxing, or "vocal percussion," as it is often called, to the next level with his solo debut, "The E Beatboxing, or "vocal percussion," as it is often called, may seem…

  6. North Carolina Ponders James Taylor Bridge

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a resolution asking the North Carolina Board of Transportation to name a bridge after singer/songwriter James Taylo The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a…

  7. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  8. When You Lie Next to Me

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Kellie Coffey has a lifetime of love songs stored up for her BNA debut, as all 11 songs deal with some degree of infatuation. Newcomer Kellie Coffey has a lifetime of love songs stored up for her BNA debut, as all 11 songs deal with some degree of infatuation. Other topics do exist,…

  9. MTV Unplugged 2.0

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Color Ms. Hill bold and brave. On this, her first collection of new music since 1998's multi-Grammy Award-winning The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the former Fugees frontwoman steps into the spotlight Color Ms. Hill bold and brave. On this, her first collection of new music since 1998&…

  10. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boasts mostly jazz, with such greats as Duke…

  11. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  12. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

  13. Group Wants Springsteen For Senate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. sen Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?…

  14. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

  15. 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…

  16. Rosey Soars On Debut Album

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Making music was the last thing on her mind when self-proclaimed "East Coast gal" Rosey packed up her things and moved to Los Angeles. The Connecticut native had landed what she considered an "ultimat Making music was the last thing on her mind when self-proclaimed "East…

  17. Oasis Unveils North American Tour Plans

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming fifth studio album, "Heathen Chemistry," due July 2 via Epic. Dates begin Aug. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and are cur Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming…

  18. K's Choice Eyes 'Happy' Return To U.S.

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It has been four years since folk-pop act K's Choice last released an album in the U.S., yet the band has stayed active in Europe and in its Belgian homeland. They've kept busy by embarking on often s It has been four years since folk-pop act K's Choice last released an album…

  19. Doves, Valence Overtake U.K. Charts

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two acts from widely differing backgrounds notched their first No.1s on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 5), as Manchester modern rock trio Doves scored an instant chart-topper with their sophomore albu Two acts from widely differing backgrounds notched their first No.1s on the U.K. charts…

  20. Frizzle Fry, Suck on This

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In 1990, just prior to the grunge explosion ushered in by Nirvana's Nevermind, San Francisco trio Primus released two highly original albums that combined the energy of punk, the heaviness of metal, a In 1990, just prior to the grunge explosion ushered in by Nirvana's Nevermind, San…

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