1. Fatboy, GBV, Moby Light Up 'Ultimate X'

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie" is filled with appropriately explosive music. Due May 14 via Hollywood Records, the set features previously released tracks from the likes of Fatboy Sl The soundtrack to "ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie" is filled…

  2. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  3. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing,…

  4. 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…

  5. Fado em Mim

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fado is the emotionally loaded music of Portugal. Fado is the emotionally loaded music of Portugal. Lyrically and musically, this traditional genre is the poetry of longing, of unrequited love, of romantic nostalgia. It takes special gifts to perform fado and to garner acceptance as a fadista…

  6. TMBG Screen 'Gigantic' Documentary In NYC

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be Giants documentary in New York last night (May 2) for an audience of family, friends, fans, and potential di Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  8. Smokin' Grooves Returns With Outkast, Hill, Roots

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shado Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin'…

  9. Chesney Gallops Straight To No. 1

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA…

  10. Vintage Simon & Garfunkel Live Set Due In July

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the first live album recorded during its heyday. "Live From New York City 1967," due in July from Columbia/Legacy, documen As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the…

  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. Jackson Steps Into 'Cage' For Directing Debut

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with writer/director Bryan Michael Stoller on a big-screen adaptation of Jennings Michael Burch's book "They Cage the Animals at Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with…

  13. 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…

  14. Marc Anthony Lays Out Summer Trek

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield,…

  15. Area: Two Festival Kicks Off In Late July

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as…

  16. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  17. Greene Resigns From Recording Academy

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global television event, has resigned as president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organiz Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global…

  18. Wyclef Continues The 'Masquerade'

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Fugees principal Wyclef Jean has wrapped work on his third solo album, "Masquerade," due June 18 from Columbia. First single "PJ's" has begun to get early airplay on U.S. radio outlets... Former Fugees principal Wyclef Jean has wrapped work on his third solo…

  19. Injured Jewel Determined To Tour Europe

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel plans to go ahead with her planned European tour. Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel…

  20. Ashanti Fends Off The Competition At No. 1

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder Inc/Def Jam debut edges out a strong entry from Sheryl Crow to extend its lead on The Billboard 200. Despit Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder…

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