1. The Last Waltz

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT THE LAST WALTZ DIRECTOR:Martin Scorese PRODUCER: Robbie Robertson MGM ENTERTAINMENT 1003426 THE BAND The last Waltz REISSUE PRODUCER: Robbie Robertson ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Robbie Robertson Warner Bros. No beloved rock band has retired with more class than the Band, who called it quits on the…

  2. New Sigur Ros Album 'Less Polished, Sweet'

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release, according to a post from the band on its Icelandic record label Web site. Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release,…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Craig David, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Waits. THE BRITISH ARE COMING BACK! THE BRITISH ARE COMING BACK!: Last month, Craig David's "7 Days" exited the Hot 100 and ended a 38-year streak of at least one U.K. artist appearing on the chart every…

  4. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for final category, Flameworthy video of the year,…

  5. Queens, Rage Members Get 'Dangerous'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk to record the bulk of the music for the soundtrack to "The Dangerous Lives of Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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, "…

  9. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  10. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy…

  11. Bono To Tour Africa With Treasury Secretary

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican treasury secretary, and Bono, the U2 frontman with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the sum Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired…

  12. 'Sun' Shines On Lips, De La, Modest Mouse, Cake

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour, which bows July 31 in St. Louis and wraps Aug. 31 in St. Paul, Minn. The idea for the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural…

  13. New Bowie Single Hosts 'Toy' Rarities

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first single from David Bowie's forthcoming ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," will appear in a number of U.K. and European formats augmented with a number of rarities. Album extract "Slow Burn" will The first single from David Bowie's forthcoming ISO/Columbia…

  14. 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…

  15. 20TunesOnTV

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 13-19, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Monday, May 13 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Diana Krall (also scheduled: Noah Wyle, Earvin "Magic" Johnson). "Last Call With…

  16. Rebelution

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Stampley dips deeply and often into the Bocephus well, but nevertheless proves a capable songwriter and singer with personality on such Dixie-fried observations as "American Offline," "Dirt Road Tony Stampley dips deeply and often into the Bocephus well, but nevertheless…

  17. Stereo/Mono

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. The draw isn't the…

  18. 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…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on David Cassidy, Ashanti, and Garth Brooks. D.C. TALK: Just in time to mark the 30th anniversary of his solo debut on the Billboard album chart, David Cassidy enters The Billboard 200 at No. 147 with "Then and Now" (UTV/Decca). It's the fourth solo Cassidy…

  20. 2002 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards -- which honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music -- took place May 9 in Miami. Winners are determined by the actual sales and radio airplay data that informs…

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