1. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award,…

  2. Legendary Ralph Stanley Offers Solo Album

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio activity, acoustic legend Ralph Stanley has hit a remarkably productive streak and is showing no signs of settling At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio…

  3. Crespo Turns 'Urbano'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Crespo's career has been marked by transformation. From his successful stint as the lead singer of Grupo Mania, he launched an exciting solo career-propelled by a charismatic stage demeanor and Elvis Crespo's career has been marked by transformation. From his successful stint…

  4. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine…

  5. Ponce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his third album, Carlos Ponce seems a lifetime away from his recording debut, when he was perceived—and frankly, presented—as yet another TV star who happened to sing. On his third album, Carlos Ponce seems a lifetime away from his recording debut, when he was perceived—and frankly,…

  6. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  7. 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…

  8. Queen, De Niro Team Up To 'Rock You'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part in a musical based on his band's history, despite how ready-made for the stage its flamboyant and tragic story may be. In fa Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part…

  9. Segundas Partes También son Buenas

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Franco De Vita has often been dubbed the "Latin Billy Joel" by virtue of his piano playing, and, above all, a roster of hit songs that spans two decades. Franco De Vita has often been dubbed the "Latin Billy Joel" by virtue of his piano playing, and, above all, a roster of…

  10. Joel, John Reschedule Missed Tour Dates

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last week due to a nagging illness suffered by Joel. The pair will reunite in late September and early October t Billy Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last…

  11. Joel, John Postpone Remaining U.S. Shows

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to allow Joel to recover from an illness. The two were scheduled to play tonight (March 18) at Madison Square Gar Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to…

  12. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  13. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

  14. Disney's Return to Never Land

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic Peter Pan has endured the generations with as much ageless charm as its title character. Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic Peter Pan has endured the generations with as much ageless charm as its title character. All of the original principals…

  15. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Rocking 'Fang'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing at the Matador Records offices in lower Manhattan. "We just wanted to make a more traditional record. And, personally, I was looking f "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing…

  16. Fountains Of Wayne Get Busy On Third Album

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock duo Fountains Of Wayne has recorded 15 new songs for the follow up to 1999's "Utopia Parkway" (Atlantic). Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger recently wrapped a two week studio stint at Modern rock duo Fountains Of Wayne has recorded 15 new songs for the follow…

  17. Grammy Bits: 'O Brother,' Elliott, Linkin Park, TMBG

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles : Taking home the nonclassical…

  18. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  19. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  20. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

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