1. Andrew W.K. Living It Up On Ozzfest

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like a bloody nose on the face of pop rock music, Andrew W.K. (real name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier) has sucker-punched the Ozzfest set with his in-your-face/dance-on-the-barstool Island debut "I Get Wet." Like a bloody nose on the face of pop rock music, Andrew W.K. (real name: Andrew…

  2. Indie Acts 'Lose' It For Kristofferson

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter Kris Kristofferson, "Nothing Left to Lose," for an Oct. 8 release. The set will be the second indie compilation to hon Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter…

  3. R.E.M. Moving Along On New Album

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist Peter Buck revealed in an in-depth interview with fan site Murmurs.com. R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist…

  4. Will Smith Defends Imprisoned Slick Rick

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith has come to the defense of fellow rapper "Slick Rick" Walters, who could face deportation from the U.S. because he was convicted of attempted murder 11 years ago. Will Smith has come to the defense of fellow rapper "Slick Rick" Walters, who could face…

  5. Home Wrecker

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The retro CD cover and killer Bobbi Gentry hairdo don't fully set the tone for what Grey De Lisle is all about on this genre-hopping head-scratcher. The retro CD cover and killer Bobbi Gentry hairdo don't fully set the tone for what Grey De Lisle is all about on this genre-hopping…

  6. Hydraulic Groove

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. He's also…

  7. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets Although specific details aren't yet confirmed, a live album and DVD chronicling Paul McCartney's recent Driving USA tour are in the works for a November release. David Kahne, who produced McCartney's latest Capitol studio set,…

  8. Eagles Primed To Soar Again Next Year

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20 in Biloxi, Miss., drew more than 400,000 attendees and grossed about $38 million, the band's manager Irving Azoff tells Bi The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20…

  9. Enrique Road-Tripping For Spanish Album

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in September for a North American tour supporting the album. Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in…

  10. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  11. Labels' Accounting Practices Under Fire

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a California Senate Committee music business hearing in Sacramento, described record industry accounting practices as "in Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a…

  12. New Steve Earle Song Stirs Debate

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new tune about so-called "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh by Nashville singer/songwriter Steve Earle has kicked up a fight between critics who feel he's unpatriotic and defenders who consider hi A new tune about so-called "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh by…

  13. Clark, Brandt Among Top CCMA Contenders

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Emerson Drive lead the nominations for this year's Canadian Country Music Awards, with five each. The awards will be presented Sept. 9 at Calgary's Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Emerson Drive lead the…

  14. Price, Lewis To Headline Hennessy Tour

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless," is due Aug. 13, will headline the Hennessy Privilege Music Tour this September. Along with Blackstreet alum Dave Hollister and Ca R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless,"…

  15. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the 2002 Canadian County Music Awards nominees, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta: Fan's choice award: Paul Brandt Terri Clark Adam Gregory Carolyn Dawn Johnson Jason McCoy Single of the year: "Cowboy Hats," Chris…

  16. Cash Appears Among 'Kindred Spirits' On Tribute

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis Tritt, country legend Johnny Cash appears on his own upcoming tribute album, "Kindred Spirits." Due Sept. 24 from Lucky Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis…

  17. English Producer Gus Dudgeon Killed

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway and down an embankment in Berkshire, England, last night (July 22). A female passenger in the car, believed Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway…

  18. Eminem, Elliott, P.O.D. Top MTV VMA Nominees

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and hard rock act P.O.D. lead the field for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). P.O.D. and Eminem are both up for the best With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott…

  19. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

  20. Dreaming

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. trio Aurora turns out one of the great pure-pop packages of the year, brimming with refreshingly unpretentious melodies that shine like prime-afternoon rays. Awash with one great hook after another,…

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