1. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the…

  2. Tonic Wraps New Album

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui, Hawaii studio. Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui,…

  3. Mos Def Steps 'Outside'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble feature "From the Outside Looking In" for writer-director Jerry LaMothe, who will also star in the film. Production is Rapper Mos Def will join Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the urban ensemble…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More Parrotheads will have a new place to perch next year when singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett opens a branch of his Margaritaville Cafe at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Construction on the multi-level restaurant, bar…

  5. Vivir en Ella

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On its sophomore effort, sibling trio Los Hidalgo (Jaime, Jannio, and Jesús Hidalgo) team up with string master producer Bebu Silvetti for a more stylized, easily digestible pop sound. On its sophomore effort, sibling trio Los Hidalgo (Jaime, Jannio, and Jesús Hidalgo) team up with string…

  6. Billboard Bits: Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack, Sean McGrath, Billy Ray Cyrus Godsmack has parted ways with founding drummer Tommy Stewart just as the multi-platinum Universal rock group begins working on its third album. Stewart, who had previously taken a year's leave of absence from Godsmack before rejoining in…

  7. Dolly's Taking Her 'Halos & Horns' On Tour

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New York. Veteran country artist Dolly Parton will take to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour July 10 in New…

  8. Wyclef Among Arrests At NYC Protest

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students…

  9. Young, Eminem 'Fire' Up U.K. Charts

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will Young achieved his second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 2) with a cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire," which he first popularized on the TV talent show "Pop Idol." Young ended Emi Will Young achieved his second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single…

  10. Tillis Salutes Her Lineage With 'Relative'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a tribute album featuring the songs of her legendary father, Mel Tillis. The disc is due Aug. 27 and will be her debut on Columbia/Lucky Dog, Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a…

  11. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  12. Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year studio absence, Brother Ray returns with this set that includes the contemporary updating of a classic—Charles' 1959 No. After a six-year studio absence, Brother Ray returns with this set that includes the contemporary updating of a classic—Charles' 1959 No. 1 "…

  13. For All Time

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beautiful voices and photogenic faces do not necessarily a hit record make. Soluna—a Los Angeles-based quartet comprising Jessica Castellanos, T. Beautiful voices and photogenic faces do not necessarily a hit record make. Soluna—a Los Angeles-based quartet comprising Jessica Castellanos, T.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  16. 18

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For most artists, following up an album like Play—which has amassed worldwide sales of 10 million and whose every track could be heard on big and small screens—would be no easy task. For most artists, following up an album like Play—which has amassed worldwide sales of 10 million and whose…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boasts mostly jazz, with such greats as Duke…

  18. Deftones, Alanis Bring 'High Places' Home

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Episodes of the series "Music in High Places" featuring Deftones and Alanis Morissette performing in exotic locales,will be released Aug. 27 on DVD and VHS via Image Entertainment. Each edition offers Episodes of the series "Music in High Places" featuring Deftones and…

  19. 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…

  20. Billboard Bits: Stones, American Worship Gathering & More

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Rolling Stones, American Worship Gathering & More Many fans attempting to purchase special pre-sale tickets late for select shows on the Rolling Stones' upcoming North American tour found themselves in Internet-related agony earlier this week. Fans had to join Sam Goody…

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