1. Jackson, Sting, Newman Join Songwriters Hall

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will be honored June 13 at the Hall's annual induction dinne Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the…

  2. Jam Bands Sign On For 'Superfly During Jazzfest'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood, Gov't Mule, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli, the New Deal, and Galactic are among the acts confirmed for the Superfly During Jazzfest concert series, set for April 2 Gov't Mule, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rock The Vote, Foo Fighters, Tom Paxton Dave Matthews and Destiny's Child will be the co-recipients of the Rock the Vote Patrick Lippert Awards, to be handed out Feb. 26 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Matthews is being recognized for his work with Bama Works Foundation,…

  4. Artists Get Serious On Environment, Energy

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., the Roots, Live, and the Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson have joined the Save Our Environment coalition and -- along with a host of other artists including the Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Al R.E.M., the Roots, Live, and the Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson have…

  5. Grammys Add More Performers, Presenters

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which will also feature newly confirmed performances by Train and Alan Jackson. As previously reported, other performances i Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which…

  6. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday…

  7. Zero Church

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this album. Sadly, the wondrous Roches have been dormant as a trio since their father died in 1977. But Suzzy and Maggie Roche, at least, reunite on this…

  8. More Stars Added To Olympic Celebrations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official opening ceremony scheduled for this evening (Feb. 8), musical talent is still signing on to appear at various ev With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official…

  9. Springsteen Working On New Album?

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are keeping tight-lipped, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren confirmed reports that have been circulating on t Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are…

  10. Lo Fi Allstars Feel 'Love' For Collaborators

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American release date for "Don't Be Afraid of Love" the sequel to its 1999 Columbia debut album "How To Operate With a Blown Mind." That albu U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American…

  11. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  12. Billboard Bits: Brandy, Manilow, Saw Doctors

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Brandy, Manilow, and the Saw Doctors. R&B singer/actress Brandy revealed yesterday (Feb. 5) that she secretly wed music producer Robert Smith last year. "I've fallen in love with a very warm, gentle, understanding and focused person," the 22-year-old artist said…

  13. Grammys Add Star Performers, Presenters

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies later this month. Also joining previously announced performers U2 and Al The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the…

  14. Yauch, Smith, Gilberto Join Tibet House Lineup

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, Brazilian pop artist Bebel Gilberto, and rock icon Patti Smith are among the performers who will take part in the 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, set for Feb. 22 The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, Brazilian pop artist Bebel Gilberto, and rock icon…

  15. Matthews' ATO Sings 'Harmony'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST ATO Productions -- a sister company to ATO Records, co-founded by Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band -- has become a producing partner with Kwela Productions on "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Par ATO Productions -- a sister company to ATO Records, co-founded by Dave Matthews of the…

  16. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  17. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  18. MTV Taps Into Olympic Spirit

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST MTV is taking a Generation X look at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. With the blessing of NBC -- which owns TV rights to the 2002 Winter Olympics -- the music channel is developing specially tailor MTV is taking a Generation X look at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. With the blessing of…

  19. Alanis, Goo Goo Dolls, Furtado To Rock Olympics

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, and Nelly Furtado have been added to the Hallmark Olympic Celebration series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. As previously reporte Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, and Nelly Furtado have been added to the Hallmark Olympic…

  20. Forthcoming XTC Box Boasts Rarities Galore

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST An XTC box set titled "A Coat of Many Cupboards" will be released stateside on April 2 through Caroline Records. A U.K. version will precede the U.S. release March 25 through Virgin Records U.K. An XTC box set titled "A Coat of Many Cupboards" will be released stateside on…

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