1. Full Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her sophomore set, Never Say Never), Brandy returned earlier this year with the off-kilter "What About Us?" Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jer After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her…

  2. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money…

  3. DMB Mixing New Album, Single Due In April

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio album and is eyeing a summer release for the set, the follow-up to 2001's "Everyday." First single "Where Are You Going" will hit U.S. Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio…

  4. Louis Prima's Widow Sues Over Royalties

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gia Prima, widow of vocal great Louis Prima, has sued a Canadian music company, alleging it has not paid royalties due the estate of the Grammy-winning composer. The suit against Unidisc Music Inc. is Gia Prima, widow of vocal great Louis Prima, has sued a Canadian music company, alleging it…

  5. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  6. Hot Product

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Brandy, Natalie Imbruglia, Lo Fidelity Allstars, EchoBrain, and more. 'Moon' Shadow Brandy's "Full Moon" (Atlantic) comes on the heels of the young R&B star's secret marriage to producer Robert Smith and the recent announcement that…

  7. Under Rug Swept

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST For her third studio album, Alanis Morissette decided to go it alone. For her third studio album, Alanis Morissette decided to go it alone. Unlike 1995's Jagged Little Pill and 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie—which Morissette crafted with writer/producer Glen Ballard—the…

  8. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  9. Eagles Album Prompts $10 Million Songwriters Suit

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell Music Inc. for more than $10 million, claiming they were underpaid for their contributions to one of the Eagles' m Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell…

  10. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  11. New J. Lo Song On Remix Album

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic remix album "J To Tha L-O! -- The Remixes," due Tuesday (Feb. 5). The piano-laden ballad, written by Lopez with her new husband Cris Judd Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic…

  12. DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and…

  13. No Distractions

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. For…

  14. Loeb Cooks Up 'Cake And Pie'

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, "Cake and Pie," which is due for a Feb. 26 release via A&M/Interscope. It's Loeb's first album since 1998's "Firecracker," which peaked at No Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, …

  15. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  16. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of…

  17. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  18. Believe

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST On her first studio album of new material since her 1999 Grammy-winning breakthrough Mountain High . . . Valley Low, gospel siren Adams returns to the same well: pairing her passionate, powerful vocal On her first studio album of new material since her 1999 Grammy-winning breakthrough…

  19. Backstage At The My VH1 Awards: Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Blige, Sting

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Backstage comments at the My VH1 Awards from Dave Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Mary J. Blige, and Sting. Although the band's RCA album "Everyday" resulted in the must have album honor at last night's (Dec. 2) My VH1 Music Awards, Dave Matthews said backstage that the group…

  20. Love, Shelby

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Love, Shelby opens with "Trust Me," which Lynne begins by whispering the words "faith" and "hope" as a piano gently plays. Love, Shelby opens with "Trust Me," which Lynne begins by whispering the words "faith" and "hope" as a piano…

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