1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. Murray Street

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the better part of a decade, the members of New York avant noise act Sonic Youth have been more notable for their influence on younger experimental guitar-rock groups than for their own creative o For the better part of a decade, the members of New York avant noise act Sonic Youth have…

  4. Sonic Youth Surveys Post-9/11 World

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sonic Youth's new album, "Murray Street" (released June 25 via DGC/Interscope), is named after the location of the veteran underground rock outfit's downtown New York recording studio. Murray Street also happens to be a…

  5. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…

  6. Doors, STP, Dylan Saddle Up For 'Open Road'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will perform on select dates for motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary Open Road tour. The 10-ci The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will…

  7. The Only Way to Know for Sure

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. The…

  8. Shedaisy Hopes Critics Won't 'Knock' On 'Sky'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rarely has an act generated a more polarized response from fans and industry pundits than Shedaisy. Selling more than 1.7 million copies of its 1999 Lyric Street debut, "The Whole Shebang," the trio struck a chord with country…

  9. David Grisman's 'Dawg Music'

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the David Grisman Quintet's first new recording in seven years, the pioneering acoustic string-music veteran has really gone to the dawgs. "Dawgnation," which mandolinist Grisman's San Rafael, Calif.-based…

  10. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  11. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  12. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  13. Britney's Film Career Races To NASCAR Project

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR project has officially been given a green light. The superstar singer and her newly named production company, Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR…

  14. Li'l Abner, My Fair Lady, Barnum

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Broadway producer Herman Levin and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were working on a musical called Li'l Abner before they abandoned it for another project: My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe. ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Li'L Abner REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy…

  15. Young, Eminem 'Fire' Up U.K. Charts

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will Young achieved his second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 2) with a cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire," which he first popularized on the TV talent show "Pop Idol." Young ended Emi Will Young achieved his second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single…

  16. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  17. Lost Angel

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based metal rock quintet 3rd Strike is poised to score a home run with its Hollywood Records debut Lost Angel, which turns a set of tales of angst and hard knocks into a spray of flaming, Los Angeles-based metal rock quintet 3rd Strike is poised to score a home run with its…

  18. Eminem's 'Show' Arriving Even Earlier

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show," will hit stores on Sunday (May 26), nine days before the original release date. Interscope went to extraordinary lengths to keep the highly Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show,"…

  19. Monroe To Be Honored At Bluegrass Festival

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual Bill Monroe Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival. The four-day event, which begins tomorrow (May 23), will About 20 bands and performers will venture to Rosine, Ky., this week for the third annual…

  20. Breeders Bounce Back With 'Title TK'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kim Deal and other members of the Breeders talk about reforming the group and releasing "Title TK." (Excerpted from Billboard article for Billboard.com.) In a charmingly scatterbrained sort of way, the Breeders' Kim Deal has veered off the question-answer-question interview…

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