1. Not Quite Van Halen: Roth, Hagar Team For Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will hit the road together on this summer's co-headlining Song For Song, The Heavywe In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen…

  2. Ween Delays New Album In Favor Of The Road

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer North American tour. Dates begin Friday (April 19) in Asheville, N.C., and are booked through a June 23 appe Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer…

  3. Luna Gets Sunny On 'Romantica'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Listeners shouldn't be fooled by "Lovedust," the sunny opener to Luna's new studio set, "Romantica": The album isn't all so bright, notes frontman Dean Wareham. "There's some sad songs on there -- the Listeners shouldn't be fooled by "…

  4. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  5. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  6. Hip-Hop Stars Head To Conference, Hall Of Fame

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference & Expo, the largest business-focused hip-hop confab. Held at New York's Puck Building, the four-day convention will o Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference &…

  7. Billboard Bits: Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes Asbury Park, N.J., rock'n'roll landmark the Stone Pony has been spared from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry. Thousands of E-mails, petition signatures, and phone calls have saved the shore town club where such notable Jersey…

  8. Limp Bizkit Narrows Guitar Search Hopefuls

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the hard rock group has invited several of its favorite picks from the auditions to continue jamming, in hopes that seeds f Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the…

  9. Tanya Donelly Settles Into Solo Career

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In Manhattan for a day of publicity work for her new album, "Beautysleep" (due Feb. 19 via 4AD/Beggars Banquet), Tanya Donelly is remarking on how the birth of her daughter, Gracie, two-and-a-half yea "We haven't been here in, well, a very long time. And what did we do…

  10. Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on the fringes of mainstream society in places like Cleveland (where this fan resided)—let out a collec When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on…

  11. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  12. Alanis Excels On Her Own

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "Hands Clean, "a loose retelling of her rise to stardom, she sits alone -- serene, comfortable, and completely confident. A In the final frame of the clever video for the new Alanis Morissette single, "…

  13. Exclusive: Extra Alanis Cuts Won't Be 'Under Rug Swept'

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette is feeling remarkably prolific right now, so much so that she wrote 27 songs for her upcoming third Maverick album, "Under Rug Swept." While not all of those tracks made the 11-track Alanis Morissette is feeling remarkably prolific right now, so much so that she…

  14. EMF Bassist Zac Foley Dies At 31

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, died yesterday (Jan. 3) at the age of 31. The circumstances of his death have yet to be revealed. Foley was born Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, died…

  15. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Nickelback and Cliff Richard. DOUGH RE: 'ME': Enough people purchased the newly-released commercial single of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" (Roadrunner) to send the single up two notches on The Billboard Hot 100, from No. 3 to No. 1. It'…

  17. New Year's Eve Dance Events Mount

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT leading an.. Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT…

  18. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  19. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  20. Ruff Ryders Band Together For 'Vol. III'

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST With albums from Eve, Jadakiss, and DMX all making noise on this year's charts, it was only a matter of time before the entire Ruff Ryders family reunited for "Ruff Ryders Vol. III: In the 'R' We Trus With albums from Eve, Jadakiss, and DMX all making noise on this year&…

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