1. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  2. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…

  3. New Ground

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street singer Robert Bradley regrouping after the loss of the Blackwater Surprise's core—founding members and brothers Andrew and Michael Nehra. New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street singer Robert Bradley regrouping after the loss…

  4. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about Brian Jones' bones rolling in the grave, Old Souls & Wolf Tickets' very first track makes it clear that you're in for a With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about…

  5. Billboard Bits: Harrison, Ramones, Gaye, Arnold

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Ramones, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Arnold The U.K. city of Liverpool is planning a tribute concert this month for Beatles great George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not…

  6. Ultimate Collection

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elbowing his way into the spotlight like Bruce Springsteen's redneck cousin, Steve Earle emerged in March 1986 armed with potent lyrics, melodic instincts, and a big chip on his shoulder in an uncerta Elbowing his way into the spotlight like Bruce Springsteen's redneck cousin, Steve…

  7. 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…

  8. Ozzy, Maiden To Reissue Metal Classics

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST March 26 will bring metal fans a wealth of classic music, as Epic will reissue four Ozzy Osbourne albums, and Sanctuary/Metal-Is will reissue the majority of the Iron Maiden catalog of 15 studio and l March 26 will bring metal fans a wealth of classic music, as Epic will reissue four Ozzy…

  9. Hard Rockers Drafted For 'Damned' Soundtrack

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson, Disturbed's David Draiman, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Static-X's Wayne Static, and Orgy's Jay Gordon have been drafted to sing five tracks co-written by Korn's Jonathan Davis an Marilyn Manson, Disturbed's David Draiman, Linkin Park's…

  10. Zombie Feeling 'Sinister' On The Road

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a trek with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie is planning a 34-date North American tour in support of his latest Interscope/Geffen album, "The Sinister Urge." The jaunt, with legendary punk band the Fresh off a trek with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie is planning a 34-date North…

  11. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, Randy Newman

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, and Randy Newman. Rob Zombie is the latest artist to be confirmed for the concert series the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is staging Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Zombie has been added to the bill at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which already includes…

  13. Korn Wrapping Up New Album

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth Immortal/Epic album, according to a statement. The set, produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is still Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth…

  14. Vedder, Chili Peppers Set For Ramones Tribute

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the Offspring, and Rancid are among the artists confirmed to contribute to a Ramones tribute album, due for a spring release Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the…

  15. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  16. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote culture, will host its inaugural benefit…

  17. Bell Biv DeVoe Returns

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell Biv DeVoe -- the 1993 MCA set "Hootie Mack." Now members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have finally scratched their It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell…

  18. Wilco Signs With Nonesuch

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock outfit Wilco has signed with Nonesuch Records for the release of its fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." While details of the deal will be announced sometime next week, Nonesuch is eyei Chicago rock outfit Wilco has signed with Nonesuch Records for the release of its…

  19. DMB Is 'My VH1' Favorite

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, presented last night (Dec. 2) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rock ban With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second…

  20. Mary J. Blige, Jewel To Play My VH1 Awards

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Jewel have been confirmed to perform at the My VH1 Music Awards, airing live Dec. 2 from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on the cable music channel. They join previously announced per Mary J. Blige and Jewel have been confirmed to perform at the My VH1 Music Awards,…

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