1. Are You Passionate?

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Jones and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn (both of Booker T. & the MG's), Neil…

  2. Haggard Taking 'Roots' On The Road

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second Anti Records album, "Roots, Vol. 1." The trek will get underway April 11 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Ariz Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second…

  3. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  4. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  5. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  6. Rockin' Roadhouse Tour Sets First Round Of Dates

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The t The Rockin' Roadhouse tour , featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy…

  7. Neil Young Finalizes 'Passionate' Album

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," and The track listing for rock legend Neil Young&…

  8. Pearl Snaps

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Deryl Dodd's re-emergence on Sony imprint Lucky Dog comes after the artist's successful battle with encephalitis. Deryl Dodd's re-emergence on Sony imprint Lucky Dog comes after the artist's successful battle with encephalitis. He's showing no ill effects here,…

  9. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  10. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  11. New J. Lo Song On Remix Album

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic remix album "J To Tha L-O! -- The Remixes," due Tuesday (Feb. 5). The piano-laden ballad, written by Lopez with her new husband Cris Judd Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic…

  12. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, NIN, Wynonna

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Nine Inch Nails, Wynonna George Harrison's widow has accused her former brother-in-law of stealing Harrison memorabilia, then trying to sell it the day after the former Beatle died. California Superior Court Judge Dzintra I. Janavs on Friday granted a temporary…

  13. Neil Young Feeling 'Passionate' This Spring

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock legend Neil Young has given his next Reprise album the working title "Are You Passionate?" and is shooting for a March 26 release, according to a spokesperson. Young's backing band for the set co Rock legend Neil Young has given his next Reprise album the working title …

  14. Brooks & Dunn Ready Second 'Neon Circus' Tour

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Still providing some of country's most consistent box-office muscle in what has been a mostly tepid touring genre of late, Brooks & Dunn will reprise their Neon Circus & Wild West Show extrava Still providing some of country's most consistent box-office muscle in what has…

  15. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  16. Dylan, Diamond, Dixie Chicks Set For RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn) to classic rock (Bob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon), R&B (Destiny's Child, Brian McKnight, Mary J. Blige), More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks &…

  17. Craig David Plans 2002 North American Tour

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North American tour. Due to kick off Jan. 29 at Billboard Live in Miami, the Armani Jeans-sponsored tour will last throug U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North…

  18. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  19. Cajun Music Celebrated On 'Evangeline'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the artists who have contributed songs, in French, to "Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music." Due March 5 from Vanguard John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the…

  20. Billboard Bits: MixTape, Joe Diffie, Spirit of Liberty

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on MixTape, Joe Diffie, Spirit of Liberty The sixth annual MixTape Awards will be held Dec. 11 at New York's Apollo Theater, honoring primarily non-commercial DJs who create underground hip-hop mixtapes. DJ Red Alert will host the event, presenting awards in 17 categories to mixtape…

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