1. Artists Salute Waylon Jennings

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64 from diabetes-related health problems. "Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with a big heart," sai Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  3. J. Lo. Kicks Jackson Out Of No. 1

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the three-week run of Alan Jackson's "Drive" atop The Billboard 200, and makes Lopez the first artist to rule the chart with a remix album. Lopez' Epic album sold Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the…

  4. Country Legend Waylon Jennings Dies At 64

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13) after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. A Jennings spokeswoman said he died peacef Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13)…

  5. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…

  6. Linda Eder's 'Gold': Her Crossover Album?

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" (her sixth recording overall), could actually be her debut for the label. For the first time, the artist has created a collection of songs th In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" …

  7. McCartney, Sting, Enya Garner Oscar Nods

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb. 12) when the nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. This year's best original Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb.…

  8. Can Kylie Break In The U.S.?

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has sold more than 32 million records -- encompassing eight studio albums, a greatest-hits collection, and num Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue…

  9. The Who's Summer U.S. Tour Bows In June

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The trek spans 16 other arena and amphitheater dates and wi As tipped here last month , the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400…

  10. More Stars Added To Olympic Celebrations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official opening ceremony scheduled for this evening (Feb. 8), musical talent is still signing on to appear at various ev With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official…

  11. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his…

  12. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

  13. Springsteen Working On New Album?

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are keeping tight-lipped, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren confirmed reports that have been circulating on t Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are…

  14. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  15. Norah Jones: Blue Noter With Crossover Potential

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST At 22 years of age, singer/pianist Norah Jones holds the distinction of being the youngest artist on the Blue Note Records roster -- and of being one of the artists on the half-century-old jazz imprin At 22 years of age, singer/pianist Norah Jones holds the distinction of being the youngest…

  16. Martin, Spears Win Big At MTV Asia Awards

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia Awards on Saturday. Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, and Jackie Chan were among the honorees as 20 awards were ha Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia…

  17. TV Exposure Boosts Remy Zero

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and tuneful songs, it seems as though there's little choice but to look to across the Atlantic to such lamb-like U.K. When Americans want a dose of mainstream rock that favors sentimentality, melodic and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Harrison, Ramones, Gaye, Arnold

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Ramones, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Arnold The U.K. city of Liverpool is planning a tribute concert this month for Beatles great George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not…

  19. On The Rise: Steve Holy Shines With 'Blue Moon'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the release of his debut album, "Blue Moon" (Curb Records), he has hit big with his first No. 1 country single, "Good Morning Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the…

  20. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

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