1. DMX Resolves Animal Cruelty Case

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Upholding the terms of a January plea bargain that allowed DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) to avoid prison, a New Jersey judge agreed to allow the rapper to lend his voice to public service announcement Upholding the terms of a January plea bargain that allowed DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) to…

  2. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  3. Alt-Rock Stars Pledge On Faultline's 'Love'

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, former Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd will make appearances on "Your Love Means Everythi R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, former Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, Coldplay…

  4. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  5. Billboard Bits: Faith Hill, Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Faith Hill, Pete Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill Faith Hill is confirmed to perform at this year's Academy Awards, where she'll sing "There You'll Be" from the "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack. The Diane Warren-penned track is nominated in the best original song…

  6. Little Steven Goes 'Underground' With Radio Show

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt will launch a weekly syndicated radio show with an April 7 gala taping in New York. "Hard Rock Cafe Presents Little Steven's Underground Garage" will showcase mu Musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt will launch a weekly syndicated radio…

  7. INXS Perseveres For Summer Tour

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael Hutchence's 1997 suicide. The 40-city tour will begin May 30 in Anaheim, Calif., with vocalist Jon Stevens filling Hu INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael…

  8. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  9. Sugar Ray Adds College, Six Flags Dates

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28 performance at Yale University. To kick off the trek, the band has also tacked on a March 10 show at Bradley Universi Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28…

  10. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ray Stevens, Savage Garden, and Ja Rule. EVEN STEVENS: Thirty years and one month after he made his debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Ray Stevens is back. The artist born in Clarksdale, Ga., enters at No. 29 with "Osama-Yo' Mama: The Album…

  12. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  13. McCartney, Sting, Enya Garner Oscar Nods

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb. 12) when the nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. This year's best original Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb.…

  14. Springsteen Working On New Album?

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are keeping tight-lipped, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren confirmed reports that have been circulating on t Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are…

  15. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  16. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  17. Kiss To Heat Up NYC Lingerie Fashion Show

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Knowing bassist Gene Simmons' admitted penchant for the ladies, it comes as no surprise that Kiss will perform at a lingerie fashion show next week as part of New York's annual "Fashion Week." The mak Knowing bassist Gene Simmons' admitted penchant for the ladies, it…

  18. Lanois, Cohl Heading Into Canadian Music Hall

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan,…

  19. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  20. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, NIN, Wynonna

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Nine Inch Nails, Wynonna George Harrison's widow has accused her former brother-in-law of stealing Harrison memorabilia, then trying to sell it the day after the former Beatle died. California Superior Court Judge Dzintra I. Janavs on Friday granted a temporary…

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