1. Springsteen's 'Rising' Hangs Onto No. 1

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia album, maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for the second-straight week, matching the tenure of his last chart topper, 1995's "Greatest Hit "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia…

  2. Soul Asylum's Pirner Steps Out

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While thumbing through vintage threads at a New Orleans thrift store, Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner is singing the praises of the Crescent City, his home since 1998. "I love this city. Honestly, New Orleans is perfect for me," he…

  3. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  4. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks…

  5. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

  6. 'Story' Sets The Stage For Layo & Bushwacka!

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On the eve of the U.S. release of their new album, "Night Works" -- due Sept. 10 via XL Recordings/Beggars Group -- Layo & Bushwacka!'s Matthew Benjamin recalls the one rule the U.K.-based duo imposed on its debut album, 1999&…

  7. Cincinnati Lifts GA Ban For The Boss

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be lifted for a Bruce Springsteen concert this fall, officials said. A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be…

  8. Hot Product

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Trick Daddy, Allison Moorer, Jarvis Church, and more. 'Holiday' Inn Everyone knows rapper Trick Daddy loves a good party. But for his latest Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic release, "Thug Holiday," the Miami native makes a notable shift in his career. …

  9. Daybreaker

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth Orton continues blending organic and electronic sounds, mixing them to an often ent On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Nelly, Celine Dion, Toby Keith, 'Lilo & Stich,' Elvis Presley vs JXL. 'HOT' AND 'CANDLE': Nelly staves off a challenge from himself to remain No. 1 for a seventh week on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Hot in Herre" (Fo' Reel…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debu 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "…

  12. Springsteen, E Street Band Rock 'Today'

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As thousands crowded the beach in Asbury Park, N.J., this morning (July 30), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performed for a smaller and luckier crowd inside Convention Hall on the city's bo As thousands crowded the beach in Asbury Park, N.J., this morning (July 30), Bruce…

  13. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  14. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets Although specific details aren't yet confirmed, a live album and DVD chronicling Paul McCartney's recent Driving USA tour are in the works for a November release. David Kahne, who produced McCartney's latest Capitol studio set,…

  15. Kiss Not Quitting Anytime Soon

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will it ever end? That's the question Kiss fans have been asking since the band announced back in early 2000 that it would say goodbye to the road. Since then, Kiss spent months out on various legs of Will it ever end? That's the question Kiss fans have been asking since the band…

  16. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

  17. The D&D Project II

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With solid underground hip-hop albums coming far and few between in recent months, D&D Records couldn't have picked a better time to relaunch. With solid underground hip-hop albums coming far and few between in recent months, D&D Records couldn't have picked a better time to…

  18. Billboard Bits: Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, R. Simmons

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, Russell Simmons Murderdolls, featuring Slipknot's Joey Jordison and Static X's Tripp Eisen, have lined up a nine-date U.S. tour set to begin July 30 in San Diego. The group will be road-testing songs from its upcoming debut, "Beyond the…

  19. Parton Plans First U.K. Tour In Two Decades

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This October, Dolly Parton will undertake her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. Promoter Asgard has confirmed that the shows, billed as "An Evening With Dolly Parton," will take place ac This October, Dolly Parton will undertake her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland…

  20. Malkmus To Curate N.J. All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.…

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