1. Rancid/Blink 182 Chums Gets Transplanted

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined up a string of California tour dates to preview its forthcoming Epitaph/Hellcat album. The group -- featuring Armstrong Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined…

  2. Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They Might Be Giants -- celebrate their 20th anniversary of performing together, Rhino will get into the act by re As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They…

  3. Britney's Film Career Races To NASCAR Project

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR project has officially been given a green light. The superstar singer and her newly named production company, Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR…

  4. Bowie Unveils 'Heathen' At Fan Club Show

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "Heathen," last night (June 11) at New York's Roseland Ballroom before an audience of members from his BowieNet online fan club. The David Bowie debuted material from his brand new ISO/Columbia album, "…

  5. Osbournes Sign Deal For Merchandise Onslaught

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just when you thought the media blitz surrounding Ozzy Osbourne and his family had reached absurd proportions, the family has inked an exclusive agreement with leading merchandise firm Signatures Netw Just when you thought the media blitz surrounding Ozzy Osbourne and his family had reached…

  6. Billboard Bits: Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins Late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin will be the subject of an upcoming concert DVD, "Rockpalast Live," due Aug. 20 from Pioneer Entertainment. The show was taped in Germany in April 1977 and features such perennial favorites as "…

  7. Box Car Racer Won't Derail Next Blink-182 Album

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Blink-182 winds down its co-headlining Pop Disaster tour with Green Day, the biggest news surrounding the Southern California-based trio is the side project Box Car Racer, which features Blink's To As Blink-182 winds down its co-headlining Pop Disaster tour with Green Day, the biggest…

  8. On With The 'Show': Eminem Album An Instant No. 1

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The Eminem Show" (Aftermath/Interscope), on sales of 285,000 units in just one weekend, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper b Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The…

  9. Crowes' Chris Robinson Heads Out Solo

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has lined up five dates for his maiden North American solo tour, beginning June 19 in New York. The artist wraps a brief European trek tonight (May 29) in Paris. R Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has lined up five dates for his maiden North American…

  10. Nate Dogg Gets Probation In Pot Case

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of…

  11. Billboard Bits: 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is wanted by police for simple assault, accused of attacking a man who attended a party at his house in Escatawpa, Miss., last week. The victim, Terry Alexander, told authorities Harrell knocked out a tooth and…

  12. Anger Management Tour Rolls Out 30+ Dates

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners have signed on for the second Anger Management tour, kicking off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bionic Jive, Obie As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners…

  13. Update: Osbournes To Share Their 'Family Album'

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, a Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy…

  14. Ludacris Goes Back To School For 'Skip Day'

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a comedic feature film tentatively titled "Skip Day." Ludacris pitched the idea for himself to star in and executive produce Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a…

  15. Madonna Makes London Stage Debut

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last night (May 13) to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance. Seats for "Up for Grabs" had sold Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last…

  16. Uptown Sinclair

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Last year, in the midst of playing nearly every bar/club in Ohio, the group—guitarist Tim Parnin,…

  17. McCartney Logs On For First Online Chat

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will take part in his first-ever online chat tonight (May 9) at 8 p.m. ET on the MSN network. McCartney will conduct the chat just before taking the stage at Dallas' sold-out Reunion Ar Paul McCartney will take part in his first-ever online chat tonight (May 9) at 8 p.m.…

  18. Stones Make Grand Entrance To Announce Tour

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon (May 7) to announce their 2002/2003 world tour, which, as first reported here this morning, will kick off Sept. 5 at The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon …

  19. Latin Pop Star's Family Sues Car, Tire Makers

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The family of Argentine pop star Rodrigo Bueno has sued Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., blaming the companies for a rollover accident that killed the singer two years ago. The lawsuit w The family of Argentine pop star Rodrigo Bueno has sued Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone…

  20. Deluxe Femmes Reissue Adds 26 Tracks

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Violent Femmes' classic self-titled debut album will be reissued nearly 20 years after it was recorded as a double-disc, 36-track deluxe edition. Due June 18 from Slash Records/Rhino Entertainment The Violent Femmes' classic self-titled debut album will be reissued nearly 20…

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