1. R. Kelly Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook Coun R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from…

  2. Living With the Blues

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Duke Robillard has been widely acknowledged as one of the great blues guitarists for years, though lately he's been keen on jazz. Duke Robillard has been widely acknowledged as one of the great blues guitarists for years, though lately he's been keen on jazz. On Living With the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  4. Sonic Youth Hits The 'Streets'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran underground rock act Sonic Youth will spend the summer on tour in support of its upcoming DGC/Interscope album "Murray Street," due June 25. More than a month's worth of international dates be Veteran underground rock act Sonic Youth will spend the summer on tour in…

  5. Kansas Anthologized With 2-Disc Set

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Midwestern prog-rock titans Kansas will be honored July 2 with the Epic/Legacy release of "The Ultimate Kansas," a double-disc collection compiling the group's greatest hits as well as rare tracks and Midwestern prog-rock titans Kansas will be honored July 2 with the Epic…

  6. Dues Paid, Anastacia Reapproaches U.S.

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Having recently returned from a whirlwind promotional blitz of Europe, where she is a bona fide pop star, Chicago-born/New York-raised Anastacia now has her eyes firmly set on America, where commercia Having recently returned from a whirlwind promotional blitz of Europe, where she is a bona…

  7. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant Prepare To 'Rock'

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair metal will now have yet another package to choose from. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns will bottle the With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair…

  8. ECM Stars Choose Favorites For 'Rarum'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for individual retrospectives as part of the ":rarum" series, which bows today (May 21) with anthologies from Keith Jarrett, J ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  10. Surviving Dead Principals To Reunite

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will reunite as the Other Ones for an Aug. 3-4 we The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist…

  11. Billboard Bits: Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang, NBN

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Marianne Faithfull/Zwan, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature Marianne Faithfull joined Billy Corgan's new outfit Zwan onstage Saturday (May 18) as a surprise guest during the band's set at Jamboree 2002, sponsored by radio station WKQX Chicago (Q101). She led the band through a…

  12. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  13. Thornton To Briefly Join Costello Tour

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly musical roots. He announced he's going to team up with rocker Elvis Costello on five upcoming Midwestern dates. Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly…

  14. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

  15. Cracker Hits Road; Camper Van Parks In N.Y.

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin. Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in…

  16. Korn Extends Summer Tour Plans

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set thr Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and…

  17. 'Sun' Shines On Lips, De La, Modest Mouse, Cake

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour, which bows July 31 in St. Louis and wraps Aug. 31 in St. Paul, Minn. The idea for the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural…

  18. Yes: Wakeman In The Fold For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick Wakeman has once again rejoined classic progressive rock act Yes, and will be with the band on its summer North American tour. Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick…

  19. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

  20. Neil Finn Plans Brief North American Tour

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour this July in support of the May 21 release of his Nettwerk album "One All," his first stateside studio set in four ye Former Crowded House principal Neil Finn will stage an 11-date North American tour…

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