1. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  2. Summer Dead Reunion Still A Possibility

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Surviving members of the Grateful Dead are keeping alive plans for a reunion this summer, now that concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment has appealed a Walworth County (Wisc.) highway committee Surviving members of the Grateful Dead are keeping alive plans for a reunion this summer,…

  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. Tonic Wraps New Album

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui, Hawaii studio. Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui,…

  5. Dead Reunion Show Denied Permit

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wisconsin's Walworth County Highway Committee has denied a permit to the promoters of an upcoming Grateful Dead reunion concert, saying the area could not handle the enormous crowd expected. The commi Wisconsin's Walworth County Highway Committee has denied a permit to the promoters…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Downhome Sophisticate

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his fifth album, Corey Harris has arrived at a point in his musical odyssey where it's no longer possible to categorize him as anything more specific than a roots musician. With his fifth album, Corey Harris has arrived at a point in his musical odyssey where it's no longer…

  9. Bonnaroo Fest Bolsters Lineup

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Bonnaroo festival, set for June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn. Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup…

  10. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing,…

  11. Middlehope

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. So it isn't surprising…

  12. Judge Revokes C-Murder's Bond

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has revoked the $2 million bond for rapper C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller) after prosecutors said he used a cell phone smuggled into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, La., A judge has revoked the $2 million bond for rapper C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller) after…

  13. Hot Product

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, and new albums from Trey Anastasio, Ali, and Blackalicious. Along Came A 'Spider' Befitting what is expected to be one of the summer's most popular movies, Columbia has snared a host of top stars for its "Spider-Man"…

  14. Country Artists Flock To Detroit

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for Detroit's 20th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Bearing the theme "United We Stand," the free country music festival is George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for…

  15. Mickey Hart Taps Into Kodo's 'Mondo Head'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "It's over the top, it really is," Mickey Hart says of "Mondo Head," the Red Ink album he produced with Japanese <I>taiko</I> drum group Kodo. "It has a great spirit. It points in a new direction. I t "It's over the top, it really is,"…

  16. Moby Opts For More Warmth, Less Attitude

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind that listeners can "take home and embrace." Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the…

  17. Lil' J Livin' For The 'Weekend'

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Clean, positive, and uplifting. That's how up-and-coming young MC Lil' J describes his Hollywood Records debut, "All About J," which was released April 9. "The whole album is about having fun," the ra Clean, positive, and uplifting. That's how up-and-coming…

  18. Aerosmith, Sum 41 Show 'Spidey' Sense

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sony's "Spider-Man" soundtrack, due April 30, has snared Aerosmith to cover the film's main theme, Billboard.com has learned. The set also features first single "What We're All About (The Original Ver Sony's "Spider-Man" soundtrack, due April 30,…

  19. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

  20. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

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