1. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  2. Grandmaster Flash Picks His 'Essentials'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the release of "Essential Mix: Classic Edition," mixed by famed DJ Grandmaster Flash. The set is the latest in the ongoing "Es Warner Strategic Marketing will turn back the musical clock on May 7 with the…

  3. Van Zandt Opens His 'Underground Garage'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7) during a lavish party at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. The music-memorabilia themed hotel and restaurant chain is the Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7)…

  4. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  5. The Classic Chillout Album

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstr The star-studded tracklisting on…

  6. The "Hey, Y'all!" Soundtrack

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard of Hey, Y'all! The variety show, equal parts Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Hee Haw, is a figment of the slightly warped imaginations of James D Don't think you're out of the loop if you haven't heard…

  7. The Albatross

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his debut, Gary Stier has brought along a few friends, including Jayhawk Gary Louris, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, and former John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff. For his debut, Gary Stier has brought along a few friends, including Jayhawk Gary Louris, Heartbreakers guitarist…

  8. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest…

  9. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans…

  10. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  11. Joe Plans Maiden North American Tour

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J. A live band will back the Jive recording artist on the 23-date outing, which will boast Maze featuring Fran R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J.…

  12. Phish's McConnell Regroups With Vida Blue

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here earlier this year, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell will release the self-titled solo debut of his new band, Vida Blue, on June 25 via Elektra. The band is named after the '70s-era base As tipped here earlier this year, Phish keyboardist Page McConnell will release the…

  13. Elton, Ryan To Meet At The 'Crossroads'

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran pop artist Elton John and critically lauded alt country rocker Ryan Adams will team up for an upcoming episode of the occasional series "CMT Crossroads." The musicians taped the performance Ap Veteran pop artist Elton John and critically lauded alt country rocker Ryan Adams…

  14. Oasis' 'Chemistry' Boils Over In July

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis has dubbed its fifth Epic studio album "Heathen Chemistry" and is planning a July release for the 11-track set. As previously reported, first single "The Hindu Times" will be released commercial Oasis has dubbed its fifth Epic studio album "Heathen Chemistry…

  15. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  16. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and…

  17. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  18. Nightbird

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST First things first: Nightbird is easily one of the most conceptually inspired albums to come along in quite some time. First things first: Nightbird is easily one of the most conceptually inspired albums to come along in quite some time. James has taken his bluesy songs and his dusky voice to…

  19. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  20. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

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