1. From Father to Son

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ali Akbar Khan is one of the greatest sarode artists of his time (the sarode is a 25-string lute-like instrument made of teak or mahogany with a goatskin hide stretched over it and a metal fingerboard Ali Akbar Khan is one of the greatest sarode artists of his time (the sarode is a 25-string…

  2. New Album Sees The Tragically Hip 'In Violet Light'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American release of its ninth studio album, "In Violet Light." Produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, Genesis, the Police) and rec Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American…

  3. Pavarotti To Perform For Angola Refugees

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti will stage a concert next month to raise money for Angolan child refugees living in Zambia, the United Nations (U.N.) refugee agency confirms. The Italian tenor wanted to remind the Luciano Pavarotti will stage a concert next month to raise money for Angolan child refugees…

  4. Billboard Bits: DMB, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory Dave Matthews' strained vocal chords have forced the postponement of Dave Matthews Band shows scheduled for last night (April 15) and tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the postponed gigs will be honored…

  5. Take 6 Crafts A 'Beautiful World'

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There's one thing Take 6 wants to make absolutely clear about its first new studio album in four years: It's not a comeback. There's one thing Take 6 wants to make absolutely clear about its first new studio album in four years: It's not a comeback. "We don't…

  6. Kweli Does It Himself On The Road

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his first solo album, "Kwelity." The trek, which also features fellow hip-hoppers Blackalicious and KRS-One on select date Rapper Talib Kweli has just embarked on a self-booked U.S. tour in support of his…

  7. Jeremiah Freed

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger-than-life, slightly metallic rock that many thought had suffered an unceremonious commercial death more tha Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger…

  8. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest…

  9. London Prosecutor Accuses Buck Of Lying

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight last April. R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck was accused today (April 3) of lying to protect his career after an alleged drunken rampage on a trans…

  10. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  11. Gates' 'Melody' Tops U.K. Chart Again

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1-million sales mark and secured its second week at No. 1 on yesterday's (March 30) U.K. singles chart. With the current hits by Shaggy featuring Al Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1…

  12. Thrive

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christians have an expression for music, lectures, or literature that is spiritually nourishing: "getting fed." Thrive is a musical feast, and it finds Newsboys combining infectious melodies with insi Christians have an expression for music, lectures, or literature that is…

  13. Our Lady Peace Catches Up With 'Gravity'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via Columbia, according to a post on the band's... Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via…

  14. Sevendust Set To 'Rock The Boat'

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off Wednesday (April 3) and is currently booked through May 23 in Kansas City, Mo. The trek will fea Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour,…

  15. Lauryn Hill's 'Unplugged' Due In May

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST After countless delays and rescheduled release dates, Lauryn Hill's "MTV Unplugged" album will finally see the light of day May 7 via Columbia. The two-disc set runs 106 minutes and features entirely After countless delays and rescheduled release dates, Lauryn Hill's "…

  16. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  17. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  18. DJ Quik Brings Dr. Dre 'Under Tha Influence'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, and longtime collaborator AMG for his sixth solo album, "Under Tha Influence," due May 14 from his Universal-d West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib…

  19. Claim Against Stevie Wonder Rejected

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court in Cincinnati rejected a claim that entertainer Stevie Wonder violated a copyright with his recordings of a song titled "For Your Love." The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals r A federal appeals court in Cincinnati rejected a claim that entertainer Stevie…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson The European touring division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bringing the Ozzfest tour to the territory for the first time, Billboard Bulletin reports. The 17-date trek will take in 10 countries in May and June, including Germany, Sweden, and…

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