1. A Place Without Noise

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wayne Gratz is one of the more unheralded solo pianists of the past decade, having quietly released more than 10 albums for Narada since 1989. Wayne Gratz is one of the more unheralded solo pianists of the past decade, having quietly released more than 10 albums for Narada since 1989. And…

  2. Aaron Carter Ready To 'Rock' This Summer

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates for this summer, with pop newcomers Jump 5, No Secrets, and Triple Image set for opening slots. The tour, d Hard-touring 14-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter has announced a run of North American dates…

  3. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  4. Prince Opens Up For 'Xenophobia'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park home studios to fans. From June 21-27, the enigmatic artist will hold the celebration, dubbed Xenophobia, at t Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park…

  5. Dues Paid, Anastacia Reapproaches U.S.

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Having recently returned from a whirlwind promotional blitz of Europe, where she is a bona fide pop star, Chicago-born/New York-raised Anastacia now has her eyes firmly set on America, where commercia Having recently returned from a whirlwind promotional blitz of Europe, where she is a bona…

  6. U.K. Fans Can't Go 'Without' Eminem

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 26), while Irish vocalist Ronan Keating scored an instant chart-topper with his second Polydor album, "D Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope) crashed in at No. 1 on…

  7. Weezer Gets 'Enlightened' With Dashboard, Strokes

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Weezer has drafted Dashboard Confessional and Sparta for its summer Enlightenment Tour, tentatively due to kick off July 6 in Salt Lake City. The Strokes are confirmed to jump aboard for "a still to b Weezer has drafted Dashboard Confessional and Sparta for its summer Enlightenment Tour,…

  8. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  9. Rise

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wielding catchy lyrical and musical hooks, this quintet from Cork City, Ireland, has put together an enjoyable set that mixes ballads with pop/rock numbers and a track that's perfect for dancefloor ac Wielding catchy lyrical and musical hooks, this quintet from Cork City, Ireland, has…

  10. 360 Degree of Billy Paul, MFSB,Trammps, Philadelphia Classics

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part stroll down memory lane, part music history lesson, these titles are a living—and timeless—testament to the legendary sound of Philadelphia and the prolific legacy of dynamic produc BILLY PAUL 360 Degree of Billy Paul REISSUE PRODUCERS: Leo Sacks, Joe McEwen ORIGINAL PRODUCERS: Kenneth…

  11. Hagar, Roth Ready To Spar 'Song For Song'

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For more than 15 years, the prevailing sentiment was that the only way former Van Halen singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar would share a stage would be at a ceremony when receiving a major industr For more than 15 years, the prevailing sentiment was that the only way former Van Halen…

  12. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at…

  13. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award,…

  14. Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Triple Up At ACMs

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  16. Incubus Brings 'Morning View' To Video

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit Incubus will on May 28 issue a VHS/DVD of a live in-studio concert taped last October in New York. "The Morning View Sessions," which aired on MTV and VH1, features 12 songs from In Modern rock outfit Incubus will on May 28 issue a VHS/DVD of a live in-studio…

  17. Leading Austrian Violinist Schneiderhan Dies

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, died in a Vienna hospital, officials of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra said today (May 21). He was 86. Clemens Hellsberg, the Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, died in a…

  18. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  19. Springsteen Honors Early Supporter

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen dedicated a park in his New Jersey hometown over the weekend in honor of a resident who supported the town's youth and took in the Boss' first band. Bruce Springsteen dedicated a park in his New Jersey hometown over the weekend in honor of a resident who supported…

  20. Space Monkeyz, Gorillaz Go Ape On Remix Disc

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians Gorillaz' debut album and come up with a dub-influenced remix set, "Laika Come Home," due July 16 from Astralwerks. U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians…

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