1. O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. O, Yeah! was the first of the many Aerosmith collections to combine the act's early material with its post-reunion repertoire. Having at long last…

  2. Rapper Fat Joe Booked For Assault

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entour Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for…

  3. Concrete Love

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project. Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy…

  4. Billboard Bits: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  5. Doors, STP, Dylan Saddle Up For 'Open Road'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will perform on select dates for motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary Open Road tour. The 10-ci The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will…

  6. 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,…

  7. Sign of Things to Come

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recording projects fronted by celebrities sometimes come off as vanity affairs, with only a passing nod to the music. Recording projects fronted by celebrities sometimes come off as vanity affairs, with only a passing nod to the music. In this first of a three-record production deal with MCA,…

  8. In the Arms of Love: Lullabies 4Children + Adults

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While listening to flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert's latest, don't be surprised if you find yourself nodding off—and that's meant as a compliment. While listening to flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert's latest, don't be surprised if you find yourself nodding off—and…

  9. Greatest Hits

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw—originally released on Acuff-Rose Publishing founders Roy Acuff and Fred Rose's Hickory Records (and produced by Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  11. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  12. Billy Joel Checks Out Of Rehab

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn. Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn., he entered earlier this month for treatment. Joel's…

  13. David Grisman's 'Dawg Music'

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the David Grisman Quintet's first new recording in seven years, the pioneering acoustic string-music veteran has really gone to the dawgs. "Dawgnation," which mandolinist Grisman's San Rafael, Calif.-based…

  14. Sting, Colvin Bolster Botti's 'Night Sessions'

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Columbia has set an Aug. 6 DVD release for trumpeter Chris Botti's "Night Sessions: Live in Concert." The DVD is drawn from a November 2001 concert at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre and features guest ap Columbia has set an Aug. 6 DVD release for trumpeter Chris Botti's …

  15. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  16. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

  17. Billy Joel Checks Into Treatment Center

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. The 53-year-old,…

  18. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  19. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes The Rolling Stones have added three shows to their upcoming tour itinerary: Oct. 5 in Hartford, Conn.; Nov. 6 in Tacoma, Wash.; and Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. Tickets for the latter two shows go on sale Saturday (June 22); Hartford tickets go on sale…

  20. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

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