1. Wanna Buy a Monkey?

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Listening to Wanna Buy a Monkey? is like listening in on one of music's most eclectic, if not genre-bending, producers as he creates his own personal mixtape. Listening to Wanna Buy a Monkey? is like listening in on one of music's most eclectic, if not genre-bending, producers as he…

  2. Dido, Minogue Snag Two Brit Awards

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 20) at London's Earls Court. Dido won the best British female honor and the best British album for "No Angel" (Ari Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards…

  3. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  4. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  5. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  6. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  8. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  9. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his…

  10. Radiohead, Strokes Lead NME Award Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three c Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's…

  11. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  12. Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a host of intriguing electronic/hip-hop collaborations, including tracks by Mos Def and Massive Attack, Gorillaz and Redman, Moby an The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a…

  13. Return Of Pre-Fab 'Toon Pop Due

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Move over Gorillaz: comic book icons the Archies and Josie & The Pussycats are set to become real-life bands, thanks to a nationwide talent search set to launch in the U.S. There are already plans Move over Gorillaz: comic book icons the Archies and Josie & The Pussycats are set to…

  14. Dido Deleted From Brits Newcomer Category

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dido had her nomination for a best British newcomer award revoked yesterday (Jan. 16), after officials realized she isn't that new after all. The singer, who rose to stardom after rapper Eminem chose Dido had her nomination for a best British newcomer award revoked yesterday (Jan. 16),…

  15. Gorillaz Polish 'G-Sides'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz will release the B-sides/rarities album "G-Sides" Feb. 26 via Virgin. The nine-track set includes the new songs "Faust" and "The Sounder;" remixes of "19-2000" (one ea U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz will release the B…

  16. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  17. Albarn, Lambchop, Queens Cover The Kinks

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jonathan Richman, Fountains Of Wayne, and Bebel Gilberto are among the acts that have recorded Kinks covers for "T Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age,…

  18. Gorillaz Plan Animated North American Tour

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a short stint of club dates, set to begin Feb. 23 in Toronto. The tour will visit nine cities, and will close U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a…

  19. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  20. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

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