1. Faithfull Books 'Time' On The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull will support her recently released Virgin album, "Kissin' Time," with a tour encompassing a handful of U.S. dates and an extensive European itinerary. Faithfull will kick of the tre Marianne Faithfull will support her recently released Virgin album, "…

  2. Daniel Lanois Signs To Anti

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records' Anti imprint, home to such noted artists as Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, and Solomon Burke. Lanois' as-yet-untitled fourt Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records&…

  3. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  4. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  5. Rappers Flock To Grey Goose Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cognac, France-based Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with James McMillan's Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment to organize the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour. The 20-city to Grey Goose Vodka is getting into the rap game. The Cognac, France-based vodka brand has…

  6. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  7. P. Diddy Becomes A Pollster

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It turns out the "P" in P. Diddy stands for "public opinion." Hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs (aka P. Diddy) has expanded into the polling business with his own market research company Blue Mi It turns out the "P" in P. Diddy stands for "…

  8. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  9. Yorn, Hives, Rock For LIFEbeat

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT LIFEbeat, the music industry's non-profit HIV-prevention and fundraising organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an Aug. 28 benefit concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, featuring LIFEbeat, the music industry's non-profit HIV-prevention and fundraising…

  10. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  11. Brooks & Dunn Working On New Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With their summer package tour, the Neon Circus and Wild West Show, behind them, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks took a few weeks to generate more music. Brooks holed up with longtime writing partners Don With their summer package tour, the Neon Circus and Wild West Show, behind them, Ronnie Dunn…

  12. Ndegeocello Takes Charge Of AIDS Benefit

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New…

  13. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

  14. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  15. Doves Soar Back To North America

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing in U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking…

  16. 33TunesOnTV

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 12-18, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 12 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: David Bowie, Moby (also scheduled: Seann William Scott). "Last Call With Carson…

  17. Man With a Memory

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Joe Nichols bows on fledgling Universal South with an expressive, emotive vocal in league with some of country's finest. Newcomer Joe Nichols bows on fledgling Universal South with an expressive, emotive vocal in league with some of country's finest. "The Impossible…

  18. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002 Eric Clapton, Matthew Sweet, Sugar Ray, Van Dyke Parks, and In Bloom will join Brian Wilson for an Oct. 6 benefit concert at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The event will benefit the Carl Wilson Foundation,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

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