1. My Bad

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the worlds of dancehall, R&B, and pop together on his Big Yard/MCA debut, My Bad. Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the…

  2. Trick Daddy Takes A 'Holiday'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth album, "Thug Holiday," due Aug. 6. The album is led by the single "In Da Wind," featuring Cee-Lo, which has risen to No. 45 on Bill Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth…

  3. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  4. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  5. Goodie Mob's Khujo Loses Leg In Accident

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goodie Mob rapper Khujo was in a serious car accident in Atlanta early yesterday morning (June 25) and has lost his right leg below the kneecap, according to an Arista Records spokesperson. The spokes Goodie Mob rapper Khujo was in a serious car accident in Atlanta early yesterday morning …

  6. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25)…

  7. Dave Matthews Band Planning Holiday Live Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band will release a concert CD/DVD via RCA this holiday season. The album is still untitled but will be drawn from a July 11, 2001, show in Boulder, Colo. Dave Matthews Band will release a concert CD/DVD via RCA this holiday season. The album is still untitled but will be drawn…

  8. Underworld Returns With 'A Hundred Days'

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has set a Sept. 23 international release date for its latest album, "A Hundred Days Off." The set is due a day later in North America via V2 and will be prec Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has set a Sept. 23 international…

  9. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  10. 'Chemistry' Touted As Return To Form For Oasis

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher. "I'd probably say the whole thing will be an eight out of 10." There are few, if any, releases in…

  11. Blue Man Group Gets 'Complex'

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Performance art troupe Blue Man Group is plunging headfirst into the rock world for its upcoming stint on the Area2 tour, scaling back its theatrics and putting more emphasis on the musical aspect of Performance art troupe Blue Man Group is plunging headfirst into the rock world for its…

  12. Oasis Butts Heads With Army Over Video

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The British army is retreating in the face of a famously combative enemy: the rock group Oasis. The army said yesterday (June 23) that it was withdrawing a recruitment video featuring two Oasis songs The British army is retreating in the face of a famously combative enemy: the rock group…

  13. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  14. Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio whe Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album , which will feature the band going…

  15. Elvis Single Keeps Rolling On U.K. Chart

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL, the remix of Presley's 1968 track by Dutch DJ Tom Holkenberg, secured a second week at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (June 23). The achievement comes in th "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL, the remix of Presley…

  16. Balamouk

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The inventive French sextet Les Yeux Noirs has developed a sizable following in Europe for its conflation of Eastern European Gypsy and klezmer traditions, with a hint of French-Gypsy jazz à la The inventive French sextet Les Yeux Noirs has developed a sizable following in Europe for its…

  17. Junkie XL Links With Xbox, Brings Elvis Stateside

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dutch dance/electronic act Junkie XL, who recently scored a No. 1 hit in the U.K. with its remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation," has signed a pact with video-game manufacturer Xbox to Dutch dance/electronic act Junkie XL, who recently scored a No. 1 hit in the…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Who, Nelly, Celine Dion, and Barney/Marlene Duval. HERE'S A WHO: Veteran British rockers the Who have their highest-charting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 20 years. "The Ultimate Collection" (UTV/MCA) enters the chart at No. 31, the group'…

  19. Combs' Bad Boy, Arista Terminate Joint Venture

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records has terminated its joint venture with Arista. Combs leaves with full ownership of Bad Boy and the label's complete artist roster and back catalog. Although the m Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records has terminated its…

  20. Ozzfest Acts Set Headlining Dates

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to run concurrently with stops on the enduring festival tour. System Of A Down, P.O.D., Pulse Ultra, and Meshugg For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to…

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