1. Ashanti Album, Single Dominate Charts

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self…

  2. A Complete Glenn Tilbrook Hits The Road

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." His third stateside trek since the album's relea Later this week, former Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook will embark on a U.S.…

  3. Billboard Bits: F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels Warner Bros. has set a July 16 North American release date for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips highly anticipated next studio album. The set is the follow-up to 1999's critically hailed "The Soft Bulletin,…

  4. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  5. Queen, De Niro Team Up To 'Rock You'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part in a musical based on his band's history, despite how ready-made for the stage its flamboyant and tragic story may be. In fa Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part…

  6. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  7. Mindy McCready

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST A key member of Nashville's late-'90s country grrrl movement, McCready lost momentum at radio after a promising start at BNA, and now resurfaces here on Capitol. A key member of Nashville's late-'90s country grrrl movement, McCready lost momentum at radio after a promising…

  8. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The first set in 17 years from a reunited Soft Cell is due this year from Cooking Vinyl. The first set in 17 years from a reunited Soft Cell is due this year from Cooking Vinyl. In the meantime, revisit the electro duo's wondrous 1982 debut. Yes, "Tainted Love" endures as a…

  9. Buck Denies Drunkenness Accusations

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck denied prosecutors' suggestions that he lied about taking a sleeping pill on a trans-Atlantic flight to avoid accusations of drunkenness after his alleged rampage on the pl R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck denied prosecutors' suggestions that he lied about…

  10. Billboard Bits: Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been added to the lineup for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which, as previously reported , will be held Saturday (March 23) at Chicago's Metro. Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt,…

  11. Buck Says He Can't Remember Alleged Air Rage

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck told a London jury today (March 20) he had no recollection of his alleged drunken behavior during a trans-Atlantic flight last April. Prosecutors said he overturned a break R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck told a London jury today (March 20) he had no recollection of…

  12. Keys Performance Irks British Legislator

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys' performance Friday in London at a building connected to Parliament has drawn the ire of one of Britain's legislators. An invited audience of journalists and school Five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys' performance Friday in London at a…

  13. Puddle Of Mudd Singer Arrested In California

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, was arrested yesterday (March 10) for allegedly fighting with his fiancee. Scantlin, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., and Michelle Rubin, 31, of Lo Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, was arrested yesterday (March…

  14. Lucky 7

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dallas' psychobilly patriarch Reverend Horton Heat (aka Jim Heath) can outplay anyone with a guitar this side of Dick Dale. Dallas' psychobilly patriarch Reverend Horton Heat (aka Jim Heath) can outplay anyone with a guitar this side of Dick Dale. Together with slap-bassist Jimbo…

  15. Hung Up on Breathing

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST On its debut album, Moodroom proves that driving guitar-based rock can still be melodic and heartfelt, personal lyrics can still be original. On its debut album, Moodroom proves that driving guitar-based rock can still be melodic and heartfelt, personal lyrics can still be original. Sounding…

  16. Jimmy Buffett Delivers On His Own Mailboat Label

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you own the record label, "you make yourself a lot more available than when you're working for someone else's company." Therefore, he's gra Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you…

  17. Pídemelo Todo

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST After suffering through so many dubious soap-opera-star-to-recording-artist transplants, one can't be faulted for eyeing Pablo Montero's sophomore disc with certain skepticism. After suffering through so many dubious soap-opera-star-to-recording-artist transplants, one can't be…

  18. Super Troopers

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Imagine a film that's like Police Academy meets those Jim Varney Ernest films. Now, imagine the kind of music this movie would have on its soundtrack. Imagine a film that's like Police Academy meets those Jim Varney Ernest films. Now, imagine the kind of music this movie would have…

  19. The White Stripes Plan U.S. Tour

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Detroit-based minimalist blues/rock duo the White Stripes have scheduled a two-week tour of the East coast of the U.S. to kick off in late March. The tour, which will follow the Stripes' ongoing Europ Detroit-based minimalist blues/rock duo the White Stripes have scheduled a two-week…

  20. Montell Jordan Opens Up Like Never Before

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan," due Feb. 26, the Los Angeles native made music that means something to him. Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan,…

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