1. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  4. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  5. If I Could Go Back

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST With noted singer/songwriter Billy Yates' collection of 10 self-penned cuts on his own M.O.D. With noted singer/songwriter Billy Yates' collection of 10 self-penned cuts on his own M.O.D. imprint, it's easy to see why singers ranging from George Jones to Sara Evans are drawn to…

  6. Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST From the very first notes, Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues is simply a rollicking good time. From the very first notes, Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues is simply a rollicking good time. The former Squeeze keyboardist's boogie-woogie piano is very…

  7. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  8. Nashville's Fan Fair Set For June 13-16

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nashville's Fan Fair, the crown jewel of country music festivals, will be held June 13-16 in downtown Nashville, where fans will witness more than 30 hours of concert performances by many of country's Nashville's Fan Fair, the crown jewel of country music festivals, will be…

  9. Loretta Lynn To Get Doctorate

    January 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker -- Dr. Loretta Lynn. The University of Kentucky's board of trustees has approved an honorary doctorate for the 66-year-old country singer and The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker -- Dr. Loretta Lynn.…

  10. Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Keith, McGraw Lead ACM Noms

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, to be handed out May 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. Brooks & Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual…

  11. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  12. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  13. The Great Divide

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like his contemporaries Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, Willie Nelson has managed to craft brilliant albums that live up to a legendary career, and The Great Divide is certainly in that Like his contemporaries Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, Willie Nelson has…

  14. Noise Pop Adds GBV, Modest Mouse

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have been added to the lineup for the 10th edition San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival, running Feb. 26 through Ma Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have…

  15. Early Psychedelic Furs Discs Expanded

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio albums repackaged in expanded editions on March 5 via Columbia/Legacy. Featuring restored packaging and artwork f Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio…

  16. Neil Young Feeling 'Passionate' This Spring

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock legend Neil Young has given his next Reprise album the working title "Are You Passionate?" and is shooting for a March 26 release, according to a spokesperson. Young's backing band for the set co Rock legend Neil Young has given his next Reprise album the working title …

  17. Adam Ant Arrested In London

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star in the 1980s, was arrested after an alleged incident in a London pub on Saturday night and has been charged with assault and poss Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star…

  18. Caught in the Webb: A Tribute to the Legendary Webb Pierce

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on this multi-artist Audium release produced by Pierce disciple Gail Davies. Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on…

  19. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…

  20. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

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