1. 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…

  2. Songwriting Reunites Jayhawks Principals

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently reunited for a brief songwriting session, the fruits of which will most likely show up on Olson's next solo album. At th Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently…

  3. The Year's Model, Blood and Chocolate, Brutal Youth

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The second installment of Rhino's magnificent Elvis Costello two-CD catalog reissues (with each set's second disc including bonus material) focuses on the artist's harder-edged Attractions-generated r ELVIS COSTELLO This Year's Model REISSUE PRODUCERS: Gary Stewart and Val…

  4. The Essential Johnny Cash

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential Johnny Cash. To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential…

  5. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End A special event honoring the late country icon Waylon Jennings will be held March 23 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Limited public seating will be available in the venue's balcony. No other details have yet been confirmed for the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  7. Quiet Funeral For Jennings

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country great Waylon Jennings was laid to rest Friday following a private graveside service in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Ariz. As previously reported, Jennings died Wednesday at his Arizona home aft Country great Waylon Jennings was laid to rest Friday following a private graveside service…

  8. Artists Salute Waylon Jennings

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64 from diabetes-related health problems. "Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with a big heart," sai Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64…

  9. Country Legend Waylon Jennings Dies At 64

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13) after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. A Jennings spokeswoman said he died peacef Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13)…

  10. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…

  11. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

  12. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Willie Nelson, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the late George Harrison. ON THE CHART AGAIN: By debuting at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 with "The Great Divide" (Lost Highway), Willie Nelson has his highest-charting album since 1983,…

  14. Diabetes Forces Amputation Of Jennings' Foot

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Doctors have amputated country singer Waylon Jennings' left foot because of an infection related to diabetes, according to a spokesperson for the artist. The surgery was done Dec. 19 in Phoenix; the s Doctors have amputated country singer Waylon Jennings' left foot because of an…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  16. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  17. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  18. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  19. Waylon Jennings Hospitalized

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel performances tomorrow (Nov. 16) in Tuscon, Ariz., and Saturday in Phoenix. Jennings was admitted to a Phoeni Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel…

  20. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

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