1. Shaker

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Johansen was so at home with the renowned archivist Harry Smith-inspired folk blues of his preceding album, David Johansen & the Harry Smiths, that he's back two years later, mining even dee David Johansen was so at home with the renowned archivist Harry Smith-inspired folk…

  2. Dawgnation

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United States as a "melting pot." It is, and so much more. Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United…

  3. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  4. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  6. David Grisman's 'Dawg Music'

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the David Grisman Quintet's first new recording in seven years, the pioneering acoustic string-music veteran has really gone to the dawgs. "Dawgnation," which mandolinist Grisman's San Rafael, Calif.-based…

  7. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth Macy Gray, Angelique Kidjo, the Keb Mo' Band, and G Love & Special Sauce are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this year's annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. The artists will perform Aug. 30…

  8. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  9. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  10. D'Angelo, Common Lead Fela Kuti Tribute

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the artists who have contributed to the latest edition in the Red Hot charity album series, "Red Hot + RIOT!," due Oct. 16 from MCA. D'Angelo, Common, Dead Prez, Blackalicious, and Macy Gray are among the…

  11. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  12. Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio whe Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album , which will feature the band going…

  13. Billboard Bits: Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King Country singer Charlie Daniels dropped out of an Independence Day television special, saying producers thought a song he'd planned to sing about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was inappropriate. Daniels wrote a letter this week to…

  14. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  15. Billboard Bits: Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Hatfield

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Juliana Hatfield The California Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (June 18) passed "legislative intent" language on a bill that would repeal the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year rule" on personal…

  16. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief After spending nearly two years planning online subscription services, at least two major labels appear to have altered course, Billboard Bulletin reports. Universal Music Group (UMG) will soon allow fans to purchase individual songs via Liquid…

  18. Swollen Members Clean Up At MuchMusic Awards

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Nickelback and lead singer Chad Kroeger led the field with 12 nominations, the group was far from the biggest winner at the 2002 MuchMusic Video Awards were presented last night (June 16) in Although Nickelback and lead singer Chad Kroeger led the field with 12 nominations, the group…

  19. Presley's 'Conversation' Sets U.K. Chart Record

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  20. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arnold Schwarzenegger). "The Late Show…

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