1. Usher Plans Spring North American Trek

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with a North American tour this spring. The artist's Evolution tour, which will follow a busy European itinerary, is After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with…

  2. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

  3. The Who's Summer U.S. Tour Bows In June

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The trek spans 16 other arena and amphitheater dates and wi As tipped here last month , the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400…

  4. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…

  5. Busta Rhymes Takes 'Genesis' On Tour

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J Records debut, "Genesis." The trek begins Thursday (Jan. 25) in Worcester, Mass., and wraps March 16 in Binghamton, N.Y. The Rapper Busta Rhymes has lined up an extensive U.S. tour in support of his J…

  6. Cranberries Hit Europe, Reissue Back Catalog

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Irish modern rock act the Cranberries will begin an extensive world tour Feb. 17 in Copenhagen. The trek, in support of last year's MCA set "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee," will play European locales t Irish modern rock act the Cranberries will begin an extensive world tour Feb.…

  7. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  8. Blige Gears Up For World Tour, Super Bowl Duet

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in support of her latest MCA album, "No More Drama." North American dates begin Feb. 5 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and run through R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in…

  9. Carter, Pagano Team For Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as the opening acts for his upcoming 22-date tour, due to launch Jan. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The cross-count Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as…

  10. Kimball To Sell Bosendorfer Piano Division

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Indiana-based Kimball International has agreed to sell its famed <A HREF="http://www.boesendorfer.com/" TARGET="new">Boesendorfer</A> piano division to an Austrian bank. Helmut Elsner, president of th Indiana-based Kimball International has agreed to sell its…

  11. Winston, Taylor Offer Seasonal Treats

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert Dec. 22 at Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center, with all proceeds donated to the Children's Aid Society, which is assisting children aff Pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert Dec. 22 at Alice Tully Hall…

  12. Authorities Investigate Aaliyah Plane Owner

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Federal authorities are investigating the owner of the Cessna twin-engine plane that crashed in the Bahamas, killing singer Aaliyah and eight others, according to court documents. Gilbert Chacon is ac Federal authorities are investigating the owner of the Cessna twin-engine plane that crashed…

  13. BNL Showing Few Signs Of Age On 'Disc One'

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST "More than the coming and going of boy bands, my knees are the sign of my age," Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page reflects to Billboard.com about the band's recent decade milestone, which "More than the coming and going of boy bands, my knees are the sign of my…

  14. Tenacious D Balancing Film, Touring

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the success it has been bragging about for years. While its self-titled Epic debut is at No. 105 in its seventh week The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Sun Records

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, and a Sun Records tribute concert. Alicia Keys is the latest performer to sign on for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. Keys joins previously announced performers 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy on the bill at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas…

  16. Weezer's 'Midget' Tour Keeps Growing

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Weezer has confirmed 13 dates for its Extended Midget tour, which, as previously reported, will feature fellow modern rockers Jimmy Eat World and comedy rock duo Tenacious D in the opening slots. The Weezer has confirmed 13 dates for its Extended Midget tour, which, as previously reported ,…

  17. Elton To Host Star-Studded AIDS Benefit

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has set Dec. 12 as the date for The Concert - 20 Years of AIDS," an all-star event to benefit <A HREF=" http://www.apla.org" TARGET="new">AIDS Project Los Angeles</A> and the <A HREF="http: Elton John has set Dec. 12 as the date for The…

  18. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  19. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  20. Comcast To Air Benefit Featuring Springsteen, Bon Jovi

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe…

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