1. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award,…

  2. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Infinite

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on the funky ambience of In a Silent Way-era Miles Davis. Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on…

  6. Frank Black Back With Two New Albums

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed with former label spinART and is planning an Aug. 20 release for two new albums. "Black Letter Day" and "Devil's Workshop," the follow-ups to his 2001 s Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed…

  7. In Our Gun

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On its latest outing, former Mercury Music Prize winner Gomez attempts to expand its unique blend of blues, roots, and soul by dabbling in everything from dub to electronica. On its latest outing, former Mercury Music Prize winner Gomez attempts to expand its unique blend of blues, roots, and…

  8. Uptown Sinclair

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Any Clevelander will tell you that homegrown rock quartet Uptown Sinclair is a band on the verge. Last year, in the midst of playing nearly every bar/club in Ohio, the group—guitarist Tim Parnin,…

  9. Linda Thompson Arrives 'Fashionably Late'

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably Late," her first new studio album in 17 years, July 30 via Rounder. The album follows 1985's "One Clear Moment" (Warner Bros.), and a pai U.K. folk rock artist Linda Thompson will release "Fashionably…

  10. Eddie Van Halen Gets 'Clean Bill Of Health'

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Van Halen has gotten a clean bill of health from his doctors, according to a post yesterday (May 7) by the guitarist on the official Van Halen Web site. In the post, Van Halen -- who has been ba Eddie Van Halen has gotten a clean bill of health from his doctors, according to a post…

  11. Microsoft To Honor Lenny Kravitz

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft is establishing a biannual award honoring achievements in digital media using its Windows Media technology, and has named Virgin Records artist Lenny Kravitz as the first winner, Billboard B Microsoft is establishing a biannual award honoring achievements in digital media using its…

  12. DMB Busts Up Lillywhite Tunes On New Set

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host of tunes originally put to tape in 2000 with producer Steve Lillywhite. They'll be featured on "Busted Stuff," which RCA ha As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host…

  13. New DMB, Crows Tracks Spice Up "Deeds"

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New music from the Dave Matthews Band and Counting Crows plus a bizarre collaboration between David Bowie and Adam Sandler highlight the RCA soundtrack to Sandler's forthcoming film, "Mr. Deeds," due New music from the Dave Matthews Band and Counting Crows plus a bizarre…

  14. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  16. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  17. Judge Denies Mental Exam For Love

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love will not be required to submit to a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, a Seattle judge ruled yesterday (April 24). In a written ruling, Washington State Superior Court Judge Robert Al Courtney Love will not be required to submit to a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, a…

  18. Queens Nab Grohl, Lanegan For Summer Tour

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North American tour, which, as previously reported, will feature Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums. Former Screa Rock duo Queens Of The Stone Age has begun confirming dates for a spring/summer North…

  19. Judge To Rule On Love Psych Exam

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge in Seattle says he'll decide in seven to 10 days whether to order Courtney Love to have a psychological examination. A judge in Seattle says he'll decide in seven to 10 days whether to order Courtney Love to have a psychological examination. As previously reported , lawyers…

  20. Soul Asylum's Pirner Preps Solo Debut

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner has set a July 16 release date for his first solo album. The as-yet-untitled album, said to be heavily inspired by the singer's move from Minneapolis to New Orleans, w Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner has set a July 16 release date for his first solo…

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