1. Ben Folds And His Piano Head Out On Tour

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ben Folds will begin a 16-city U.S. tour on Feb. 25 in Iowa City, Iowa, his second go-around of the States in support of last year's Epic solo debut, "Rockin' the Suburbs." This time, however, Folds i Ben Folds will begin a 16-city U.S. tour on Feb. 25 in Iowa City, Iowa,…

  2. Lit Looks To Olympics, Kid Rock Tour

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST California-based modern rock act Lit will join Kid Rock's North American tour for six shows beginning March 1 in Savannah, Ga. California-based modern rock act Lit will join Kid Rock's North American tour for six shows beginning March 1 in Savannah, Ga. As previously reported ,…

  3. Matthews' ATO Sings 'Harmony'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST ATO Productions -- a sister company to ATO Records, co-founded by Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band -- has become a producing partner with Kwela Productions on "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Par ATO Productions -- a sister company to ATO Records, co-founded by Dave Matthews of the…

  4. Bragg Explores Englishness On New Album

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Politically active singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will release "England, Half-English," his first album of self-penned material in more than five years, March 4 in the U.K. via Cooking Vinyl, and a day Politically active singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will release "England, Half…

  5. Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month…

  6. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  7. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  8. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  9. Creed Scores An Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" has joined 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" (Jive) and Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/AftermathInterscope) as the only albums in the SoundScan era that have held No. 1 on T Creed's "Weathered" has…

  10. DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and…

  11. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  12. Billboard Bits: Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina Digital rock purveyors Gravity Kills have set a March 19 release date for its third studio album, "Superstarved." As previously reported , the set is the band's label debut for Sanctuary after two studio sets and a remix album…

  13. Dando At Work On Solo Set

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of activity on his calendar in the coming months. The artist, who will close 2001 with four shows on the East Coast, Ex-Lemonhead principal Evan Dando, relatively dormant in recent years, has a flood of…

  14. Foreign Letters

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST On her original Hebrew composition "Indifferent," Chava Alberstein asks, "Does Yiddish have a future?" Thanks in part to her bilingual efforts here, the answer would appear to be "Yes." The Israeli vo On her original Hebrew composition "Indifferent,"…

  15. Creedence Clearwater Revival

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST A group as influential and as enduringly inimitable as Creedence Clearwater Revival deserved only the best when it came time to collect its work in a multi-disc boxed set. A group as influential and as enduringly inimitable as Creedence Clearwater Revival deserved only the best when it came…

  16. Stars To Perform At Spirit Of Liberty Awards

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will perform at the 20th anniversary Spirit of Liberty Awards dinner tomorrow (Dec. 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, and Sam Phillips with T-Bone Burnett will…

  17. Billboard Bits: "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More Sheryl Crow's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son" has been added to the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," due Jan. 8. As previously reported , the set consists entirely of Beatles covers performed…

  18. Rapper Jay-Z Sentenced To Probation

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST As expected, rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has been sentenced to three years probation for stabbing a record producer at a New York nightclub, prosecutors said. The Grammy-winning artist ... As expected, rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has been sentenced to three years…

  19. Artists To Support Artists Through NYC Benefit

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Musicians Suzanne Vega, the X-ecutioners, John Zorn, and Joe Jackson are among those who will take part in a Jan. 11 benefit performance, dubbed Arts on a High Wire, at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom Musicians Suzanne Vega, the X-ecutioners, John Zorn, and Joe Jackson are among those…

  20. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

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