1. Kansas Anthologized With 2-Disc Set

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Midwestern prog-rock titans Kansas will be honored July 2 with the Epic/Legacy release of "The Ultimate Kansas," a double-disc collection compiling the group's greatest hits as well as rare tracks and Midwestern prog-rock titans Kansas will be honored July 2 with the Epic…

  2. U.K. Fans Can't Go 'Without' Eminem

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 26), while Irish vocalist Ronan Keating scored an instant chart-topper with his second Polydor album, "D Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on…

  3. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  4. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  5. Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year studio absence, Brother Ray returns with this set that includes the contemporary updating of a classic—Charles' 1959 No. After a six-year studio absence, Brother Ray returns with this set that includes the contemporary updating of a classic—Charles' 1959 No. 1 "…

  6. 360 Degree of Billy Paul, MFSB,Trammps, Philadelphia Classics

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part stroll down memory lane, part music history lesson, these titles are a living—and timeless—testament to the legendary sound of Philadelphia and the prolific legacy of dynamic produc BILLY PAUL 360 Degree of Billy Paul REISSUE PRODUCERS: Leo Sacks, Joe McEwen ORIGINAL PRODUCERS: Kenneth…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Nelson

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Willie Nelson A new Bruce Springsteen album is tentatively scheduled for a July 30 release via Columbia, Billboard Bulletin reports. That date could change though, as Springsteen is said to be still recording. The as-yet-untitled set, recorded with…

  8. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang, NBN

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Marianne Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature Marianne Faithfull joined Billy Corgan's new outfit Zwan onstage Saturday (May 18) as a surprise guest during the band's set at Jamboree 2002, sponsored by radio station WKQX Chicago (Q101). She led the band through a…

  10. U2, Metallica, Waits Join Ramones Tribute

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2, Metallica, Tom Waits, Garbage, and the Pretenders are the latest acts to sign on for DV8/Columbia's upcoming Ramones tribute album. As previously reported, Rob Zombie is spearheading the collectio U2, Metallica, Tom Waits, Garbage, and the Pretenders are the latest acts to sign on…

  11. Thornton To Briefly Join Costello Tour

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly musical roots. He announced he's going to team up with rocker Elvis Costello on five upcoming Midwestern dates. Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly…

  12. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  13. 'Like, Omigod!' Rhino Box Celebrates The '80s

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The music that defined the 1980s has been assembled into Rhino's forthcoming compilation "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)." Due July 2, the seven-disc set boasts 142 tracks in chronol The music that defined the 1980s has been assembled into Rhino's…

  14. 20TunesOnTV

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 13-19, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Monday, May 13 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Diana Krall (also scheduled: Noah Wyle, Earvin "Magic" Johnson). "Last Call With…

  15. Nnenna Freelon Honors Stevie Wonder

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving into high gear seems indisputable. With five Grammy Award nominations to her credit and an increasingly hectic touring sc The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving…

  16. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine…

  17. Faithfull's 'Kissin' Time' Headed To North America

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set an Aug. 13 North American release date for Marianne Faithfull's 11th album, "Kissin' Time," an eclectic set that pairs the singer with artists such as Beck, Billy Corgan, Pulp, and Blur Virgin has set an Aug. 13 North American release date for Marianne…

  18. Verve Remixed

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Take 12 classic jazz sides, have them re-tweaked for today's dancefloors, and you have a set that brings jazz, the original dance music, back to the dancefloor. Take 12 classic jazz sides, have them re-tweaked for today's dancefloors, and you have a set that brings jazz, the…

  19. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  20. Sex Pistols Plan Reissue Bonanza

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "God Save the Queen" will be reissued as a U.K. single with new remixes by Virgin, 25 years to the day since its first appearance. It w As first tipped here in March, the Sex Pistols' 1977 punk anthem "…

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