1. Big Swing Face

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-ba Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the…

  2. The True Meaning

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cormega has something to say. Less than a year after releasing his critically acclaimed debut, The Realness, the Queens, N.Y. Cormega has something to say. Less than a year after releasing his critically acclaimed debut, The Realness, the Queens, N.Y., native returns with The True Meaning. A…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  4. Ashanti, Tweet, Isleys Among MusicFest Acts

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The week-long 2002 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest will conclude with a pair of concerts featuring up-and-coming R&B stars Ashanti and Tweet, as well as such established artists as Al Green and the Isl The week-long 2002 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest will conclude with a pair of concerts…

  5. Charlotte Church Signs On For Acting Debut

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teenage classical songstress Charlotte Church will make her acting debut in Morgan Creek Productions' musical comedy tentatively titled "I'll Be There." Teenage classical songstress Charlotte Church will make her acting debut in Morgan Creek Productions' musical…

  6. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  7. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  8. Dead's Early England Voyage Documented

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band released the three-album set "Europe '72" (Warner Bros.) as a document of its longest trip abroad to that point. Thirty year After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band…

  9. 'Simpsons' Creator To Curate All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The…

  10. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  11. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  12. The Spitfire Grill

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In a genre known for being big and brassy, it's always a pleasure to come across a musical that revels in its quiet moments. In a genre known for being big and brassy, it's always a pleasure to come across a musical that revels in its quiet moments. That's why The Spitfire…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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 …

  18. 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)…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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