1. Alice

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Alice and its companion release, Blood Money, Waits completes a theatrical trilogy that began with 1993's The Black Ryder. With Alice and its companion release, Blood Money, Waits completes a theatrical trilogy that began with 1993's The Black Ryder. All three sets derive from…

  2. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  3. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Westerberg, MTV VMAs

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, MTV VMAs R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe tells Billboard.com the veteran Georgia-based rock act is working on songs for its next Warner Bros. studio album. "We're writing now," he said last night (May 1) at a New York screening for the film "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Hard Rock Vault, Shakira, George Clinton

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Hard Rock Vault, Shakira, George Clinton Hard Rock Cafe International (HRCI) plans to establish a music memorabilia museum in Orlando, Fla. The Hard Rock Vault, scheduled to open its doors in November, will offer an "educational look at the evolution of music," according to…

  5. 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…

  6. Judge Throws Out Beach Boys Guitarist's Suit

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A California Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates, noting that a federal court has already dismissed similar allegations. A California Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine…

  7. Hill, Roots, Marsalis Set For JVC Jazz Festival

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 1 Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and…

  8. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…

  9. Luke Wilson Joins Dylan In 'Masked'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal Tenenbaums") will star opposite rocker Bob Dylan in Intermedia Films' "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/director/ Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal…

  10. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  11. Ecstasy

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which featured R&B/pop hits "Separated" and "My First Love"—finds the singer/songwriter joining creative forces again This follow-up to the Cleveland native's 2000 debut, My Thoughts—which…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's Hot 100, making way for Ashanti to have her…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix Tom Waits will make a rare television performance appearance May 8 on CBS' "Late Night With David Letterman," the day after Anti Records' release of his new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Although Waits…

  14. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 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. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  15. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  16. Put It on Paper

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. Nearly six years…

  17. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and…

  18. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian…

  19. Judge Won't Leave Manson Case

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A district judge in Clarkston, Mich., has refused to disqualify himself in the case against shock rocker Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner). Oakland County assistant prosecutor Kenneth Frazee as A district judge in Clarkston, Mich., has refused to disqualify himself in the case against…

  20. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

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