1. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  2. Hard Grind

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This unusual project comes to us from producer Adrian Sherwood and session guitarist Skip McDonald (aka Little Axe). This unusual project comes to us from producer Adrian Sherwood and session guitarist Skip McDonald (aka Little Axe). The music, hailed as dub-blues, is a combination of…

  3. Turning Point Singer Dies Of Apparent Overdose

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Frank "Skip" Candelori, former lead singer of hardcore punk act Turning Point, was found dead June 19 from an apparent drug overdose in his New Jersey home. Frank "Skip" Candelori, former lead singer of hardcore punk act Turning Point, was found dead June 19 from an…

  4. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to…

  5. Danzig 7:77: I Luciferi

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Glenn Danzig abandons the industrial, techno, and electronic explorations he forged on his last two albums and opts for a more straight-ahead approach to his ever-evolving brand of romantic goth metal Glenn Danzig abandons the industrial, techno, and electronic explorations he forged on his…

  6. Eminem 'Shows' The Competition Who's Boss

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks to its second-straight week atop The Billboard 200 after selling an impressive 1.32 million copies in its first full week of release, the Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks…

  7. McCartney's Art Goes On Display In Liverpool

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would go visit a local art gallery in their Liverpool, England, hometown. McCartney has returned to the same gal As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two…

  8. Diddy's 'Remix' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to blast to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his Bad Boy/Arista compilation "We Invented the Remix." The album sold 256,000 units in the U.S., Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to…

  9. Musiq, Lauryn Hill Storm The Charts

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "Juslisen" (Def Soul), which sold 260,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist, formerly known as Musiq Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "…

  10. Ludacris Goes Back To School For 'Skip Day'

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a comedic feature film tentatively titled "Skip Day." Ludacris pitched the idea for himself to star in and executive produce Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a…

  11. Vanessa Carlton Embarks On Second Career

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop ingenue Vanessa Carlton is only 21 years old and she is already working on her second career. Her first, as a ballerina, began at 14 when she was accepted into the School of American Ballet. While Pop ingenue Vanessa Carlton is only 21 years old and she is already working on her second…

  12. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey The Pixies will be the subject of a nine-track collection of rarities due July 9 from spinART. Consisting of the remnants of the same 1987 recording session that yielded the band's seminal debut, "Come On Pilgrim," the self-titled disc will…

  13. Billboard Bits: DMB, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory Dave Matthews' strained vocal chords have forced the postponement of Dave Matthews Band shows scheduled for last night (April 15) and tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the postponed gigs will be honored…

  14. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  15. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

  16. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  17. Dreamgirls in Concert

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. A new two-disc recording from…

  18. Nancy Wilson To Scale Back Schedule

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio television show, jazz singer Nancy Wilson says it's time to relax a bit. Wilson told the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette she's Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio…

  19. Jerry Lee Lewis Skips Delta Hall Induction

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his famous cousins for their induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. But Lewis stayed away because he Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his…

  20. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

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