1. 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…

  2. Are You Passionate?

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Jones and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn (both of Booker T. & the MG's), Neil…

  3. The Number of the Beast

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute-happy environment, where diverse styles and generations are commonly intertwined. Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute…

  4. Enrique To Atone For Bad Sound With Toronto Show

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After the March 11 launch of a world tour in support of his latest Interscope album, "Escape," in Toronto, Latin vocalist Enrique Iglesias has promised a return engagement in September. But for some w After the March 11 launch of a world tour in support of his latest Interscope…

  5. Aerosmith Gets Busy On New Songs, Projects

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just Push Play" (Columbia), Aerosmith recently convened in Hawaii with frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen to write some new songs that Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just…

  6. BRYN TERFEL: Wagner Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A full recital of Wagner arias from Bryn Terfel has been long-anticipated, and the star Welsh bass-baritone doesn't disappoint here. A full recital of Wagner arias from Bryn Terfel has been long-anticipated, and the star Welsh bass-baritone doesn't disappoint here. In league with…

  7. Out of the Loop

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST On his third collection, singer/songwriter Weigle makes his strongest bid for a mainstream breakthrough. On his third collection, singer/songwriter Weigle makes his strongest bid for a mainstream breakthrough. Out of the Loop shows him flexing his warm, James Taylor-esque baritone over tunes…

  8. Disney's Return to Never Land

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic Peter Pan has endured the generations with as much ageless charm as its title character. Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic Peter Pan has endured the generations with as much ageless charm as its title character. All of the original principals…

  9. Familiar Faces Lead Kids' Choice Nominations

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two nominations each for Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Southern California pop-rockers Smash Mouth also garnered two, due no Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two…

  10. Billboard Bits: McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand Paul McCartney dedicated an a cappella rendition of "Yesterday" to his former Beatles bandmate George Harrison during a tribute concert at Liverpool, England's Empire Theater last night (Feb. 24). Before the show, McCartney…

  11. Ministry Returns With Live Album On New Label

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour" March 19 as the first release under a new deal with Sanctuary Records. A companion home video release on DVD and VHS is du Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour…

  12. Martin Honors Shawn Colvin With Signature Guitar

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin says of her Martin M3SC, a limited edition signature model guitar the revered instrument maker is putting into production. "It's very simple, not f "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin…

  13. 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,…

  14. Enrique Is Double Trouble On U.K. Charts

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb. 17), as his single "Hero" (Interscope) achieved a fourth week at No. 1 and the album "Escape" started a second week at the sum Enrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb…

  15. Magnetic Fields Sign With Nonesuch

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Critically adored independent rock outfit Magnetic Fields, led by Stephin Merritt, has signed a multi-album deal with Nonesuch following four albums for Merge. The first album under the new arrangemen Critically adored independent rock outfit Magnetic Fields, led by Stephin Merritt, has…

  16. It's Enrique All Over The U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique…

  17. Springsteen Working On New Album?

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are keeping tight-lipped, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren confirmed reports that have been circulating on t Has Bruce Springsteen been working on a new album in Atlanta? While his representatives are…

  18. Enrique Wrestles With Chemicals On U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 3) with "Hero" (Interscope) and also saw his album, "Escape," rocket 21-2 on the region's album chart. But t Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K.…

  19. If I Could Go Back

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST With noted singer/songwriter Billy Yates' collection of 10 self-penned cuts on his own M.O.D. With noted singer/songwriter Billy Yates' collection of 10 self-penned cuts on his own M.O.D. imprint, it's easy to see why singers ranging from George Jones to Sara Evans are drawn to…

  20. Enrique Makes Belated Assault On U.K. Charts

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias, the Spanish hearthrob and international superstar whose burgeoning career had produced only one solo top-10 hit to date in the U.K., conquered the territory in emphatic style yesterd Enrique Iglesias, the Spanish hearthrob and international superstar whose burgeoning career…

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