1. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  3. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  4. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  5. Lost in Space

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "All the perfect drugs/And superheros/ Wouldn't be enough/To bring me up to zero," sings Aimee Mann on the opening track ("Humpty Dumpty") of this, her fourth solo offering. "All the perfect drugs/And superheros/ Wouldn't be enough/To bring me up to zero,…

  6. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  7. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  8. Mann, Orton To Assist Amnesty

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit concert series with an Aug. 21 show at Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Theatre featuring co-headliners Aimee Mann and B Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit…

  9. Red Clay

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT By far the best item in Legacy's reissue series devoted to the late-'60s/ early-'70s fusion label CTI is the 1970 Freddie Hubbard disc Red Clay—which is, by the way, also the virtuosic trumpete By far the best item in Legacy's reissue series devoted to the late-'60s/…

  10. Krall Continues Touring For 'Love'

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazz artist Diana Krall has launched the second leg of her tour in support of "The Look of Love" (Verve), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart and a career-best No. 9 on The Bil Jazz artist Diana Krall has launched the second leg of her tour in support of…

  11. Diana King: 'Respect' Is Like A Second Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Slated for a July 30 release on Maverick, Diana King's "Respect" showcases a myriad of radio-friendly crossover songs designed to return the singer/songwriter to U.S. music consciousness. "Respect" is King's third…

  12. 'Lost' & Found: Aimee Mann

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Aimee Mann is not quite the depressed, tortured artist that her recordings might indicate her to be. "It's a fair assumption, I suppose," she says with a smile. "I do write a fair amount of dark material." But Mann notes…

  13. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  15. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  16. 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…

  17. 'Sun' Shines On Lips, De La, Modest Mouse, Cake

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour, which bows July 31 in St. Louis and wraps Aug. 31 in St. Paul, Minn. The idea for the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural…

  18. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissued remastered, expanded editions of three…

  19. Mann Heads To Europe Before Getting 'Lost'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, whose fourth album, "Lost in Space" is due on her own SuperEgo label in mid-August, has a set a handful of summer European tour dates. Starting with appearances at Sweden Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, whose fourth album, "Lost in Space" is due…

  20. Dylan, Lesh, Nelson Set For Jazz Aspen Fest

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. "It's been a long time coming," said festival executive producer Jim Horowitz, who has been trying Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day…

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