1. R. Kelly To Fight Third Sex Lawsuit

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (full name: Robert Kelly) said yesterday (April 29) they will fight a third civil lawsuit that claims the R&B star had sex with an underage girl. The la Lawyers for two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (full name: Robert Kelly) said yesterday (April…

  2. Star Presenters Pack Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from Celia Cruz and Marco Antonio Solis to Ozomatli and Elvis Crespo will be on hand May 9 in Miami to serve as presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The star-studded affair will a Everyone from Celia Cruz and Marco Antonio Solis to Ozomatli and Elvis Crespo will be on…

  3. Music City's Fan Fair Grows

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More artists have been added to the immense list of performers for Nashville's annual Fan Fair. More artists have been added to the immense list of performers for Nashville's annual Fan Fair , set for this June 13-16. The stages at downtown Nashville's Riverfront Park will now…

  4. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…

  5. Lopes Funeral Set

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will be laid to rest Thursday (May 2) in Lithonia, Ga., according to a statement from her manager. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at the New Birth Missionary B TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will be laid to rest Thursday (May 2)…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  7. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  8. Hot Product

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, and new albums from Trey Anastasio, Ali, and Blackalicious. Along Came A 'Spider' Befitting what is expected to be one of the summer's most popular movies, Columbia has snared a host of top stars for its "Spider-Man"…

  9. Greene Resigns From Recording Academy

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global television event, has resigned as president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organiz Michael Greene, who transformed the Grammy Awards from a industry ritual into a global…

  10. Sugababes' 'Freak' Tops U.K. Chart

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance yesterday (April 29) when their first single for Universal-Island, "Freak Like Me," went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. sin U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance…

  11. Rush Blazes A 'Vapor Trail'

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little Victory" -- a song that celebrates personal triumph -- is the lead single from Rush's forthcoming album, "Vapor Trails" (due May 14 via Atlantic Recor It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little…

  12. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  13. Incredible DJ's

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On its U.S. debut, Skratch Comando is out to prove that Spanish men are no slouches in the DJ department. On its U.S. debut, Skratch Comando is out to prove that Spanish men are no slouches in the DJ department. Hailing from Lloret der Mar, Spain, DJ Tillo, DJ Marc, and DJ None mix, scratch,…

  14. O2

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hopper Tonex returns after a sadly neglected 2000 debut, this time seemingly a new man in both heart and song. Hip-hopper Tonex returns after a sadly neglected 2000 debut, this time seemingly a new man in both heart and song. Though punchy, rhythm-heavy tracks still get their due ("…

  15. Lost & Found

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At times joyful, stark, and poignant, Gilkyson's second Red House project (and seventh career album) dances through a span of human emotions by way of rich vocals and uncomplicated musical backgrounds At times joyful, stark, and poignant, Gilkyson's second Red House project (and…

  16. Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Some artist/ song…

  17. Toshi

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This is Reagon's big moment. This is Reagon's big moment. After building an ardent cult following with a string of unforgettable, if not wildly commercial releases, she's taking a crack at wooing mainstream listeners. But unlike other underground heroes who don shiny musical…

  18. Vhunze Moto

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on Uninvisible, the genre-hopping jazz trio's latest exploration of funk-soul-rock-hip-hop fusion. Medeski Martin and Wood turn in some of their most satisfying and accessible work in years on…

  19. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey In addition to a probable 40th anniversary tour this year, look for the Rolling Stones to return to the studio to record a number of new tracks, potentially for release on a retrospective or an album of new material. According to sources, the…

  20. 'Now 9' Hits Double Platinum

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!…

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