1. The Persuasions Sing the Beatles

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Any Beatles tribute album will be interesting for its song choices, but maybe more so for the Persuasions. Any Beatles tribute album will be interesting for its song choices, but maybe more so for the Persuasions. Surprisingly, the veteran a cappella quartet favors the heavily produced late…

  2. New Sacred Cow

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred Cow, the debut release by Ethiopian-born artist Kenna. If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred…

  3. Chesney Sees 'No Problems' With New Album, Tour

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. The country artist has lined up more than 60 U.S. tour dates After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  5. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  6. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, Roots, Bob The Builder

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, the Roots, Bob The Builder The International Society of Krishna Consciousness is planning a garden in eastern India in the memory of former Beatle George Harrison, a longtime devotee of Hinduism who died last year . "We are going to set up the George Harrison…

  7. Fatboy Slim Nabs Two DanceStar USA Awards

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA Awards, held Sunday night in Miami. Slim picked up the best international act honor and the best video trophy for Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA…

  8. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  9. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  10. Au Coeur du Stade

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST For those who missed the live import CD of Celine Dion's June 1999 sellout concert at the famed Stade de France coliseum, this DVD-Video is a real treasure. For those who missed the live import CD of Celine Dion's June 1999 sellout concert at the famed Stade de France coliseum, this…

  11. Six Feet Under

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its blanket quirkiness, magnificent characterization, and overarching themes of life and death. The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its blanket quirkiness, magnificent…

  12. A Thousand Miles

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vanessa Carlton was only 2 years old when she plinked out her first song on the piano, but it was ballet that she intended to make her calling. Vanessa Carlton was only 2 years old when she plinked out her first song on the piano, but it was ballet that she intended to make her calling. At 17…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  14. U2 Opts For The Studio Instead Of The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's official Web site, revealing that the band is in the studio working on new material and that no summer European tour is U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's…

  15. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  16. P.O.D., New Rage/Cornell Band Lead Ozzfest Lineup

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will host the first appearances from the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's T The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will…

  17. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  18. Poll: Remix Albums = Rip Off

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez' chart-topping "J to Tha L-O! (Epic), Destiny's Child's "This Is the Remix" (Columbia), and Limp Bizkit's "New Old Songs" (Interscope) -- are seen as a moneymaki Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez'…

  19. Young Extends U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" (RCA) continues to climb the all-time sales ladder as it begins a third week at the top of the U.K. singles chart. The title is now the 16th biggest-sel Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible…

  20. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

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