1. 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" …

  2. Mos Def Heads To Broadway

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in the Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog" beginning in April. The artist (real name: Dante Smith) replaces Don Cheadle in t As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in…

  3. Eminem Gets His 'Show' On The Road

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping rapper Eminem is nearly finished with his third Interscope album, "The Eminem Show." The set, co-produced by the artist with Dr. Dre, is the follow-up to 2000's "The Marshall Mathers LP, Chart-topping rapper Eminem is nearly finished with his third Interscope…

  4. Billboard Bits: Harrison, Ramones, Gaye, Arnold

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Ramones, Marvin Gaye, Eddy Arnold The U.K. city of Liverpool is planning a tribute concert this month for Beatles great George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not…

  5. Van Halen 'Weighing Options' After Label Split

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following Van Halen's surprise departure from Warner Bros. -- the band's base for more than 23 years -- the group's attorney, Alan Mintz, tells Billboard the band is "currently weighing all the option Following Van Halen's surprise departure from Warner Bros. -- the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and Apple Computer, Inc., will receive the 2002 Technical Grammy Award, the Recording Academy announced today (Jan. 31). The awards honor individuals or companies that have made significant contributions to the technical…

  7. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  8. Van Halen Splits With Warner Bros.

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has left Warner Bros. after spending more than 23 years on the label, according to a label spokesperson, who describes the split as amicable. The news was also confirmed by Brad Starks, webm Van Halen has left Warner Bros. after spending more than 23 years on the label, according to…

  9. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…

  10. Live at the Fillmore East

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Premiere late-'60s/early-'70s U.K. Premiere late-'60s/early-'70s U.K. blues- rock quartet Ten Years After was at the peak of its estimable power when it headlined Bill Graham's famed New York City venue in February 1970—having already played the two Fillmore clubs …

  11. Creed Scores An Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" has joined 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" (Jive) and Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/AftermathInterscope) as the only albums in the SoundScan era that have held No. 1 on T Creed's "Weathered" has…

  12. Garth, Faith, 'N Sync Are People's Choice

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards,…

  13. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  14. I Am Sam—Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Some soundtracks strive to stand alone on their own creative merits, but most don't. Some soundtracks strive to stand alone on their own creative merits, but most don't. I Am Sam is that rare treat: an album of music that listeners will want to experience again and again, regardless…

  15. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…

  16. Voices On The Verge Ready To Tour

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, and Rose Polenzani -- is gearing up for a three-month U.S. tour in support of its Rykodisc de The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein,…

  17. Rancid, Strummer 'Give 'Em The Boot'

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic Front, and others will be featured on the third volume of Hellcat's budged-priced punk and ska compilation series, "Give Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic…

  18. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  19. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  20. Santa Claus Kind To Creed's 'Weathered'

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The last-minute Christmas rush saw Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) post a 56% gain to remain atop The Billboard 200 for a fifth straight week. The set sold 860,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundS The last-minute Christmas rush saw Creed's "Weathered" (Wind…

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