1. Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira To Salute Aerosmith

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to Aerosmith. As previously reported, Kid Rock, Train, and Pink will also perform A Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for…

  2. Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs w As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON…

  3. 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…

  4. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  5. Everclear's Alexakis Plans Solo Tour

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Everclear frontman Art Alexakis will begin a 16-city solo tour March 21 in Detroit. The artist will play a mix of Everclear favorites, songs from his pre-Everclear band Colorfinger, new songs such as Everclear frontman Art Alexakis will begin a 16-city solo tour March 21 in Detroit. The…

  6. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday…

  7. Songs Without Words II

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words solo piano series goes heavy on artists not affiliated with the label, some of whom are not even pianists by trade. Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words…

  8. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  9. Pink Insists She's 'M!ssundaztood'

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's not easy being Pink. Constantly in the public eye, the songstress has never been one to bite her tongue, as her comments have raised an eyebrow or two. Therefore, it seems logical that the 22-yea It's not easy being Pink. Constantly in the public eye, the songstress has never…

  10. Fleetwood Plans Red Cross Benefit

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood will perform Wednesday night (Nov. 14) with his All-Star Blues Band to kick off a music memorabilia auction being held next week by his company Fleetwood Owen. Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood will perform Wednesday night (Nov. 14) with his All…

  11. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  12. Vocal Hall Inducts 14 Acts

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Lennon Sisters, the Four Freshmen, the Lettermen, and the Vogue Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and…

  13. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  14. 'Doobies' Announced, To Be Presented Virtually

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 at New York's Wetlands Preserve, was another victim of last week's terrorist attack on the city. The counter-culture The 2nd annual High Times Doobie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for Sept.…

  15. Billboard Bits: VMA, Doobie Awards, Folkways, Skyhooks

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a free Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and Dub Pistols concert, the Doobie Awards, Smithsonian Folkways Cuban releases, and Graeme "Shirley" Strachan. Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and the Dub Pistols will play a free, all-ages concert Tuesday (Sept. 4) at…

  16. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…

  17. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Joplin

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Janis Joplin An auction held yesterday (June 21) at Bonhams & Brooks auction house in London sold more than 100 items once owned by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, in part benefitting charity organization Drugscope. The auction, organized by one-time…

  18. Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin Saluted At N.Y. Fest

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival will host an all-star celebration of a trio of fallen rock heroes. Dubbed the Thirty Year Jam, the June 30 event will pay tribute to Doors singe The 2001 edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival will host an all-star celebration of…

  19. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, On The Bricks, Keiko Matsui

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, On The Bricks festival, Keiko Matsui Tom Waits was honored with the Founders Award at the 18th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif., Billboard Bulletin reports. The song of the year award went to "I Knew I Loved You," the Savage…

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