1. Neil Diamond Sets Fall Tour Plans

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enduring vocalist Neil Diamond has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 5 in New Orleans and wrapping Oct. 4 in Vancouver. Beforehand, Diamond will spend the month of July touring in Enduring vocalist Neil Diamond has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 5 in…

  2. Breeders Bounce Back With 'Title TK'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kim Deal and other members of the Breeders talk about reforming the group and releasing "Title TK." (Excerpted from Billboard article for Billboard.com.) In a charmingly scatterbrained sort of way, the Breeders' Kim Deal has veered off the question-answer-question interview…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Moby, Liberty X Overtake U.K. Charts

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby scored an instant U.K. No. 1 with his new Mute album "18" yesterday (May 19), amid a new top-10 that also welcomed sets by Queen and Van Morrison. On the U.K. singles chart, there was a triumph o Moby scored an instant U.K. No. 1 with his new Mute album "18" yesterday…

  6. Transmission

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The title track to Transmission, Gay Dad's sophomore album, is a glorious piece of hyper-melodic rock nonsense. The title track to Transmission, Gay Dad's sophomore album, is a glorious piece of hyper-melodic rock nonsense. After that opener, it's mostly downhill, similar to…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boasts mostly jazz, with such greats as Duke…

  8. Strummer Powers Up For Summer Shows

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances this summer with his band, the Mescaleros. A number of them encompass festivals, beginning June 8 at the Fle Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances…

  9. New Sigur Ros Album 'Less Polished, Sweet'

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release, according to a post from the band on its Icelandic record label Web site. Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  11. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song…

  12. Coldplay Sets Release Date, U.K. Tour

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has set an Aug. 26 U.K. release date for its highly anticipated sophomore Parlophone/Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head." The set, due a day later in North America, is led by first sin Coldplay has set an Aug. 26 U.K. release date for its highly anticipated sophomore…

  13. Madonna Makes London Stage Debut

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last night (May 13) to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance. Seats for "Up for Grabs" had sold Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last…

  14. Yes: Wakeman In The Fold For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick Wakeman has once again rejoined classic progressive rock act Yes, and will be with the band on its summer North American tour. Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick…

  15. Ozzy, Ricky Join Queen's Jubilee Concert

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingh Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest…

  16. Keating Takes Garth To Top Of The Charts

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the album chart for Doves were the big stories on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (May 12). Also new to A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the…

  17. Albarn's 'Mali Music' Headed Overseas

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn's collaboration with musicians from Mali will be released July 30 in North America via Honest Jon's/Astralwerks. The album, "Mali Music," is an attempt to introduce Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn's collaboration with musicians…

  18. Oasis Unveils North American Tour Plans

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming fifth studio album, "Heathen Chemistry," due July 2 via Epic. Dates begin Aug. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and are cur Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming…

  19. Tool To Follow Ozzfest With U.S. Tour

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tool has begun lining up a summer U.S. tour to follow European headlining dates and a stint with the first Ozzfest tour of that region. Overseas dates begin today (May 10) in Paris and wrap June 15 in Tool has begun lining up a summer U.S. tour to follow European headlining dates and a stint…

  20. Hendrix Family Sues for Rights

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The family of Jimi Hendrix is suing a music company over the rights to recordings the rock guitarist made before he became famous. Experience Hendrix, the family firm that controls the rights to all H The family of Jimi Hendrix is suing a music company over the rights to recordings the rock…

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