1. Nelly Turns Up The Heat With 'Nellyville'

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. 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 this. From guest shots with Jagged Edge and &…

  2. Border Girl

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part sex kitten, part dance diva, Paulina Rubio—Latin music's latest crossover act—has fashioned her English-language debut more after Cher than Shakira. Part sex kitten, part dance diva, Paulina Rubio—Latin music's latest crossover act—has fashioned her English-language debut more…

  3. Defining Tech

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans. Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave…

  4. All Over Creation

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for c Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly…

  5. 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…

  6. Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They Might Be Giants -- celebrate their 20th anniversary of performing together, Rhino will get into the act by re As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They…

  7. 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…

  8. Chili Peppers Take The Long 'Way' Back

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. album, "By the Way," due in stores July 9. He took inspirati Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship'…

  9. Durst Testifies In Big Day Out Inquest

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit warned concert organizers of security problems during its tour of Australia and New Zealand before a teenage fan died in a crowd crush, lead singer Fred Durst said today (June 17) in Sydne Limp Bizkit warned concert organizers of security problems during its tour of Australia and…

  10. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  11. Jagger's Forthcoming Knighthood Official

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British establishment, said Saturday he was delighted with his latest accolade -- a knighthood for his services to music. The 58-year-old a Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British…

  12. The Osbourne Family Album

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. While this compilation could be the trigger, it deserves to be consumed for what it really is—a primer…

  13. In Violet Light

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. Few are as able to consistently mine new musical and emotional territories as the Tragically Hip. On In Violet Light, the Canadian band's ninth studio album, singer/songwriter Gordon Downie…

  14. Heathen

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If recent Bowie albums like 1997's Earthling left your ears craving classic-sounding Bowie, Heathen comes to the rescue. On the first release from the artist's new Columbia-distributed ISO imprint, Bo If recent Bowie albums like 1997's Earthling left your ears craving classic…

  15. Hagar/Roth Outing Grows Second Leg

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth's Song for Song: The Heavyweight Champs of Rock'N'Roll tour will play a second leg of North American amphitheatre and arena dates, beginning July 23 in Bossier City, La. Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth's Song for Song: The Heavyweight Champs…

  16. Jackson, Manilow, Sting Inducted Into Songwriter Hall

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York last night (June 13) -- although he didn't show up to pick up his award. Jackson, who wrote hits such as "Don't Stop 'Til You Ge Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York…

  17. Audiovent Boosted By Incubus Ties

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When the members of Audiovent (originally known as Vent) -- lead singer Jason Boyd, guitarist Benjamin Einziger, bassist Paul Fried, and drummer Jamin Wilcox -- first gathered in the early '90s to explore their mutual interest in music, they…

  18. Little Big Town Leads Voter Registration Tour

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and mall developer Westfield Corp. to stage the bi-partisan Love Your Country, Vote campaign. The 30-city performan Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and…

  19. Don't Be 'Cruel': Soft Cell Breaks Its Silence

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first album in 18 years. Due Sept. 10 on Cooking Vinyl/spinART, "Cruelty Without Beauty" is the first Soft Cell record since Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first…

  20. DiFranco Further Explores Social, Political Themes In First Video

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than 15 albums and numerous requests from fans, Ani DiFranco finally found time recently to put together her first long-form video, "Render: Spanning Time With Ani DiFranco." What was the experience like? "…

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