1. Marilyn Manson Defends Himself Against Suit

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's filing of an unlawful death suit, Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) released a statement defending himself against claims that he was responsible for the death of a woman Following last week's filing of an unlawful death suit , Marilyn Manson (real name:…

  2. Billboard Bits: Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al The Who's "Baba O'Riley" was originally going to be the theme song for the hit Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," so it seems only fitting that the band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, would guest-star on the show'…

  3. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  4. Marilyn Manson Slapped With Wrongful Death Suit

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST The mother of a young woman killed in a car accident following an evening at the home of Interscope rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the artis The mother of a young woman killed in a car accident following an evening at the home of…

  5. Guitarist Exits American Head Charge

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "Our split with Wayne is completely amicable and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," the band says in a statement. "Over t Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "…

  6. Billboard Bits: MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV/Osbournes, Hootie, Ruff Ryders Looking to capitalize on the heat of "The Osbournes," which scored the highest rated series premiere in the network's history, MTV has given the greenlight to six new reality series set to bow in the next two months. The first of the…

  7. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  8. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  9. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and…

  10. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian…

  11. Judge Won't Leave Manson Case

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A district judge in Clarkston, Mich., has refused to disqualify himself in the case against shock rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner). Oakland County assistant prosecutor Kenneth Frazee as A district judge in Clarkston, Mich., has refused to disqualify himself in the case against…

  12. Queen, De Niro Team Up To 'Rock You'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part in a musical based on his band's history, despite how ready-made for the stage its flamboyant and tragic story may be. In fa Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part…

  13. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  14. Country Blues Fuels 'Rookie' Soundtrack

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the Hollywood soundtrack to the forthcoming baseball film, "The Rookie." Nelson contributes his version of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the…

  15. Promotional Blitz To Support Elvis Anniversary

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST As early as next week, BMG Entertainment and RCA Records are expected to unveil plans for a massive global marketing and promotional campaign to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's dea As early as next week, BMG Entertainment and RCA Records are expected to unveil plans…

  16. Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs w As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON…

  17. Backstreet Boys: Copyright Suit And New Album

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit claiming co-ownership of two songs on the group's Jive album "Black & Blue," Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit -- fi A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson The European touring division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bringing the Ozzfest tour to the territory for the first time, Billboard Bulletin reports. The 17-date trek will take in 10 countries in May and June, including Germany, Sweden, and…

  19. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  20. Big Head Todd Basks In New Life On 'Riviera'

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los Angeles' current crop of hitmakers or see your career come to a screeching halt, artistic and economic freedoms do When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los…

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