1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  3. Ultimate!

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The key selling point of this two-disc, 52-track set is major: It's the first Yardbirds collection to include all three of the immensely influential, ever-experimental English group's long-since beati The key selling point of this two-disc, 52-track set is major: It's the first…

  4. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

  5. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…

  6. Missing Persons Found Again

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of California shows in July that will be the precursor further touring later this year, and a full U.S. tour next summer. Best Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of…

  7. Yardbirds Anthology Takes Flight

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group that gave rise to the careers of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page. The two-disc "The Yardbirds: Ultimate!," due J Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group…

  8. Robert Plant To Record With Strange Sensations

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his backing band the Strange Sensations, plans to record a studio album with the group later this year. Plant t Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  10. The Anglo Files

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Agent Sumo, Matthew Herbert, Compost, Air, Mark B & Blade Agent Sumo Set to Dominate Agent Sumo -- Martin Cole and Steven Halliday -- are the latest dance act to emerge from the prolific area of South London that spawned fellow Virgin signings Mutiny and Basement Jaxx (XL…

  11. U.K. Stars On Tap For Steve Marriott Tribute

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, and progressive rocker Roger Chapman, are set to take to the stage April 20 at London's Astoria Theatre to comm A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols'…

  12. Jeff Beck Plans North American Tour

    January 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck will hit the road beginning Feb. 15 in support of his upcoming Epic album "You Had It Coming." The headlining tour will kick off at the Paramount in Seattle and wrap Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck will hit the road beginning Feb. 15 in support…

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