1. Kiss To Help Close Winter Olympics

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take part in the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games. The gala extravaganza will take place Sunday nigh Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take…

  2. Dido, Minogue Snag Two Brit Awards

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 20) at London's Earls Court. Dido won the best British female honor and the best British album for "No Angel" (Ari Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards…

  3. Mariah Signs On For Boxing Flick

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the Sundance Film Festival selection "Wisegirls," Mariah Carey is set to reteam with the film's producer, Anthony Esposito, for h After receiving a string of favorable reviews for her starring turn in the…

  4. Tanya Donelly Settles Into Solo Career

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In Manhattan for a day of publicity work for her new album, "Beautysleep" (due Feb. 19 via 4AD/Beggars Banquet), Tanya Donelly is remarking on how the birth of her daughter, Gracie, two-and-a-half yea "We haven't been here in, well, a very long time. And what did we do…

  5. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  6. CSNY Tour Revels In Spontaneity

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined repertoire, David Crosby tells Billboard.com that the band's second tour in three years is all about spontaneity and the unearth With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined…

  7. They Might Be Touring

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin, Texas. Currently confirmed dates concentrate on theaters and clubs in Midwest and Southeast U.S., and wrap A Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin,…

  8. 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,…

  9. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  10. The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has exuded these various musical ids with her moving vocal interpretations. Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has…

  11. Incubus Plans North American Tour

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Incubus will kick off a North American tour April 11 in Portland, Ore., in support of its latest Immortal/Epic set "Morning View." The 50-date tour will be sponsored by Honda Civic, wh Modern rock act Incubus will kick off a North American tour April 11 in Portland,…

  12. Poll: Keys Is Best New Artist

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is the choice of music fans to win the best new artist honor at the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards. The J Records artist -- whose debut album, "Songs in A Min Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is the choice of music fans to win the best new…

  13. 'VU & Nico' Debut To Be Reissued In March

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most influential debut albums, is getting an overhaul. The 1967 bow of rock luminaries the Velvet Underground will be re-released March 5 by Polydor/UM "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Savage Garden, Mary J. Blige, and "Star Academy." HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW: Until this week, the longest chart run for a song in the history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart was 123 weeks, a record held by "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage…

  15. Phish Fries Up Next Batch Of Live Albums

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live Phish series, due April 16 from Elektra. The performances, each covering three discs, are: 8/26/89 (Townshend Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  17. Will A Peter Gabriel Disc Show 'Up' In 2002?

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow-up to 1992's "Us" (Geffen), for more than five years, and this may be the year it finally sees the light. According to the artist's official Web site Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow…

  18. Guests Abound On Composer Armstrong's Second Solo Set

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To Nothing," April 16 via the Astralwerks-distributed Melankolic label. The set features an impressive group of collaborators, Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To…

  19. Linda Eder's 'Gold': Her Crossover Album?

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" (her sixth recording overall), could actually be her debut for the label. For the first time, the artist has created a collection of songs th In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" …

  20. David Bowie To Curate U.K.'s Meltdown Fest

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of the U.K.'s two-week long arts festival Meltdown. Staged on London's South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, David Bowie has been selected as the curator for this year's edition of…

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