1. Violent Femmes

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Whether they like it or not, the careers of many bands are defined by their debut albums. Violent Femmes are such a band. Whether they like it or not, the careers of many bands are defined by their debut albums. Violent Femmes are such a band. The trio's 19-year-old eponymous debut is…

  2. Judge Rejects Beach Boys Lawsuit

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow…

  3. John Entwistle Laid To Rest

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. G Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the…

  4. Phil Collins Returns To 'Testify'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo album in six years, "Testify," due Nov. 12 from Atlantic. "Testify" marks the first release of new Collins music since the 1999 Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo…

  5. Classics...Selected by Brian Wilson

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The hook for this latest Beach Boys classics collection is simple: the tracks were hand-picked by reticent writer/producer/singer Brian Wilson, who also provides track-by-track commentary in the liner The hook for this latest Beach Boys classics collection is simple: the tracks were hand…

  6. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  7. 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,…

  8. The Only Way to Know for Sure

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. The…

  9. Shaker

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Johansen was so at home with the renowned archivist Harry Smith-inspired folk blues of his preceding album, David Johansen & the Harry Smiths, that he's back two years later, mining even dee David Johansen was so at home with the renowned archivist Harry Smith-inspired folk…

  10. My Bad

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the worlds of dancehall, R&B, and pop together on his Big Yard/MCA debut, My Bad. Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  12. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  16. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  17. Oasis Butts Heads With Army Over Video

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The British army is retreating in the face of a famously combative enemy: the rock group Oasis. The army said yesterday (June 23) that it was withdrawing a recruitment video featuring two Oasis songs The British army is retreating in the face of a famously combative enemy: the rock group…

  18. You Think You Really Know Me

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most," according to Beck in the single "Where It's At," the eccentric and enigmatic Gary Wilson—author of curious song titles like "6.4=Make Out" an Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most,"…

  19. Combs' Bad Boy, Arista Terminate Joint Venture

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records has terminated its joint venture with Arista. Combs leaves with full ownership of Bad Boy and the label's complete artist roster and back catalog. Although the m Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records has terminated its…

  20. Manson Pleads No Contest To Charges

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a Michigan concert, pleaded no contest today (June 19) to charges of being a disorderly person Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a…

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