1. 'Big Men' Adkins, Worley Hit The Road

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country stars Trace Adkins and Darryl Worley are slowly confirming dates for their planned fall/winter tour, dubbed the Big Men of Country. Thus far, eight U.S. dates have been set, but a spokesperson Country stars Trace Adkins and Darryl Worley are slowly confirming dates for their planned…

  2. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film …

  3. Jurassic 5 Fights The 'Power'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California-based hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 has set an Oct. 8 release date for its sophomore Interscope set, "Power in Numbers." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Quality Control," which debuted at N California-based hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 has set an Oct. 8…

  4. Hot Product

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Trick Daddy, Allison Moorer, Jarvis Church, and more. 'Holiday' Inn Everyone knows rapper Trick Daddy loves a good party. But for his latest Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic release, "Thug Holiday," the Miami native makes a notable shift in his career. …

  5. The Dead Successfully Brought To Life

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead -- conquered the crowds in East Troy, Wis., over the weekend, and look likely to start a new chapter in the Dead's legac The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead --…

  6. Happenstance

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. (And artists here…

  7. Unleashed

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's ninth album makes a statement right out of the gate with the gutsy, powerful "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)." Things lighten up with the likable country funk of Toby Keith's ninth album makes a statement right out of the gate with…

  8. 2nd Chance

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Five years after her solo departure from gospel's legendary Clark Sisters, Sheard returns with a big, bold effort and all the right pieces in place. Five years after her solo departure from gospel's legendary Clark Sisters, Sheard returns with a big, bold effort and all the right…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel. 2001 - Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel.…

  10. New Orleans Kids To Be Weaned On Jazz

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis starting in the fall of 2003. The University of New Orleans (UNO) and the New York-based Louis Armstrong Edu Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis…

  11. Poll: Bring Courtney Love's Reality To TV

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star fans would like most to follow through a reality television series similar to "The Osbournes," according to a Billboard.c Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star…

  12. Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3 through Restless Records and Rykodisc. After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  14. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" (Island in the U.S., Polydor in the U.K.)…

  15. Ja Rule's Foul Mouth Results In Arrest Warrant

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant yesterday (July 29) for rapper Ja Rule when he failed to appear on charges of using profanity during a concert last year. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey A Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant yesterday (July 29) for rapper Ja Rule when he…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  17. R.E.M. Moving Along On New Album

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist Peter Buck revealed in an in-depth interview with fan site Murmurs.com. R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist…

  18. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual…

  19. Drummer's Injury Forces Another Travis Cancellation

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis has pulled out of a planned headlining appearance next month at the U.K.'s V2002 festival while drummer Neil Primrose recovers from a spinal injury. Travis has pulled out of a planned headlining appearance next month at the U.K.'s V2002 festival while drummer Neil Primrose…

  20. Faces and Names

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The timing of a solo project has never been as golden as it is here. The timing of a solo project has never been as golden as it is here. After hitting the big time with '92's Grave Dancer's Union, Soul Asylum seemingly set the record for quickest estrangement from the…

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