1. Billboard Bits: F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels Warner Bros. has set a July 16 North American release date for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips highly anticipated next studio album. The set is the follow-up to 1999's critically hailed "The Soft Bulletin,…

  2. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  3. Lou Pearlman Cleared In Child Labor Suit

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lou Pearlman, the hitmaker behind the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, has been cleared of allegations that he broke child labor laws. The Florida Department of Labor said there was no evidence that Pearl Lou Pearlman, the hitmaker behind the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, has been…

  4. Billboard Bits: MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders Looking to capitalize on the heat of "The Osbournes," which scored the highest rated series premiere in the network's history, MTV has given the greenlight to six new reality series set to bow in the next two months. The first of the…

  5. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  6. Chesney Sees 'No Problems' With New Album, Tour

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. The country artist has lined up more than 60 U.S. tour dates After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  7. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler Latin vocalist Luis Fonsi recently enlisted the directorial services of 'N Sync's Joey Fatone on the video for his new single, "Secret." The track will be found on Fonsi's English-language debut, "Fight the Feeling,…

  9. Heavy Metal Drummer Randy Castillo Dies

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41. While his cause of death has yet to be disclosed, it's believed Castillo succumbed from complications relating to Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41.…

  10. Grammys Heading Back To New York?

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the Recording Academy planning a press conference next week in New York, it appears the Grammys may be heading back to the Big Apple. A Recording Academy spokesperson would not reveal specifics o With the Recording Academy planning a press conference next week in New York, it appears the…

  11. Michael Stipe Defends 'Southern Gentleman' Buck

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is a "southern gentleman" who has never been rude to anyone, the band's lead singer Michael Stipe told a London court today (March 27). Stipe appeared as a character witnes R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is a "southern gentleman" who has never…

  12. Labels Ordered To Share Documents With Napster

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Napster will get a close look at major record label documents that reveal the underpinnings of their business agreements in forming the online music ventures MusicNet and Pressplay, a California feder Napster will get a close look at major record label documents that reveal the underpinnings…

  13. New Compilation Pays Homage To Johnny Paycheck

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists, Johnny Paycheck receives the star treatment with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck," due April 30 on Columbia/ Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists,…

  14. Sevendust Set To 'Rock The Boat'

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off Wednesday (April 3) and is currently booked through May 23 in Kansas City, Mo. The trek will fea Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour,…

  15. Fatboy Slim Nabs Two DanceStar USA Awards

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA Awards, held Sunday night in Miami. Slim picked up the best international act honor and the best video trophy for Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA…

  16. Court Orders Napster To Remain Offline

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles yesterday (March 25) upheld last year's District Court ruling that Napster must shut down its peer-to-peer service, Billboard Bulletin reports. The sh The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles yesterday (March 25) upheld last year…

  17. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  18. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  19. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco Hank Williams Jr. will be part of the tribute to his friend Waylon Jennings on Saturday (March 23), as part of the star-studded memorial scheduled to be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Many of the plans for the event, including the list…

  20. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio…

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