1. Tommy Boy Artists Dance Again

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST After months of speculation, the joint venture between Tommy Boy Records and the Warner Music Group (WMG) came to an end March 1. In the agreement, WMG is the proud owner of Tommy Boy's catalog and pu After months of speculation, the joint venture between Tommy Boy Records and the Warner…

  2. Alanis 'Sweeps' Away Chart Competition

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With her latest Maverick release, "Under Rug Swept," Alanis Morissette whisks her way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, after posting first week sales of 215,000 copies, according to SoundSca With her latest Maverick release, "Under Rug Swept," Alanis Morissette…

  3. Leftover Salmon's Mark Vann Dies

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mark Vann, banjoist of Leftover Salmon, died Monday of melanoma cancer in his home near Longmont, Colorado. He was 39. Vann, a Maryland native, was a founding member of the Cajun-influenced jam band, Mark Vann, banjoist of Leftover Salmon, died Monday of melanoma cancer in his home near…

  4. Massive Attack Get With The 'Program'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering U.K. trip-hop act Massive Attack has tapped Sinead O'Connor to provide vocals for two tracks on the group's forthcoming album, the long-awaited follow-up to 1998's "Mezzanine" (Virgin). Pioneering U.K. trip-hop act Massive Attack has tapped Sinead O'…

  5. Speak No Evil

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Now signed to RCA Nashville (expect a label debut later this year), Pinmonkey opted to deliver this indie release, revealing what a musically ambitious, seasoned, and instinctive outfit it is. Now signed to RCA Nashville (expect a label debut later this year), Pinmonkey opted to deliver this…

  6. Built From Scratch

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. The New York-based DJ quartet takes the axiom "the hand…

  7. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  8. X-ecutioners, The Coup Feel The 'Adrenaline'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline Rush tour, presented by health drink maker SoBe. Slated to begin April 3 in Austin, Texas, and wrap May 6 Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline…

  9. Sereno

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Spaniard Miguel BosÉ has always been a restless musical stylist, intent not only on melody and lyrics but also on ambiance and sonic exploration. Spaniard Miguel Bosé has always been a restless musical stylist, intent not only on melody and lyrics but also on ambiance and sonic exploration.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and Apple Computer, Inc., will receive the 2002 Technical Grammy Award, the Recording Academy announced today (Jan. 31). The awards honor individuals or companies that have made significant contributions to the technical…

  11. Dion To Preview New Set With TV Special

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's first English-language studio album since 1997's "Let's Talk About Love" will be previewed a week before its release during with a one-hour network television musical special, Billboard Celine Dion's first English-language studio album since 1997&…

  12. Ted Hawkins' Early Fave Sees Daylight

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical fish out of water when he convened with artist/producer Michael Messer and his band in a London studio in As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical…

  13. AOI:Bionix

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Like most in hip-hop's first generation, the members of De La Soul (Dave, Posdnuos, and Maseo) probably grew up watching '70s TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Like most in hip-hop's first generation, the members of De La Soul (Dave, Posdnuos, and Maseo)…

  14. Int'l Awards News: MuchMusic, MTV Europe, Chinese Music Awards

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Canada's 2002 MuchMusic Video Awards moved to June, the 2002 MTV Europe Awards to be held in Barcelona, and the eighth annual Chinese Music Awards (CMA) are to be held Jan. 25 at Beijing Capital Worke Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards, which have traditionally been held in September,…

  15. New Celine Dion Album Due In March

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will release in March release her first album since embarking on a hiatus from the music industry two years ago. Details of the Columbia set aren't expected to be announced until next mont Celine Dion will release in March release her first album since embarking on a hiatus…

  16. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb.…

  17. Chinese-Born American Pianist Hsu Dies

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fei-Ping Hsu, a Chinese-born American concert pianist who built an acclaimed career after spending part of the 1960s banished to a rural rice farm, was killed in a car crash in northeastern China. He Fei-Ping Hsu, a Chinese-born American concert pianist who built an acclaimed career after…

  18. J. Lo, Kid Rock, Ja Rule To Sing For U.S. Troops

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST MTV will pair with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce the 90-minute holiday televised concert "For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special," set to air Jan. 1 in the U.S., and featuring performa MTV will pair with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce the 90-minute…

  19. The Best of Morrissey

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST At the demise of Manchester, England's postpunk avatars the Smiths, one might have suspected that singer/lyricist Morrissey would go nowhere without his genius guitar foil/songwriting partner Johnny M At the demise of Manchester, England's postpunk avatars the Smiths, one might have…

  20. 'Music' Makes Nate Dogg's Statement

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight since "Regulate" -- the singer's 1994 hit with Warren G -- introduced a hip-hop nation already smitten with the laid-back West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight…

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