1. Silverchair Forced To Cancel Oz Shows

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Health problems have forced Silverchair to cancel two shows in Australia, but the band's manager says sell-out dates in New York and Europe in early June will go on as planned. Guitarist Daniel Johns' Health problems have forced Silverchair to cancel two shows in Australia, but the…

  2. Buddy Guy Wins Three W.C. Handy Honors

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues Foundation last night (May 23) in Memphis, Billboard Bulletin reports. Guy won for contemporary male artist of th Buddy Guy was among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, staged by the Blues…

  3. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  4. McCartney's Art Goes On Display In Liverpool

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would go visit a local art gallery in their Liverpool, England, hometown. McCartney has returned to the same gal As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two…

  5. Moby Plans Two-Month European Tour

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby has lined up a two-month European tour in support of his brand new V2/Mute album, "18," which is No. 1 in 12 European countries and debuts this week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200. The trek begins Moby has lined up a two-month European tour in support of his brand new V2/Mute…

  6. Diddy's 'Remix' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to blast to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his Bad Boy/Arista compilation "We Invented the Remix." The album sold 256,000 units in the U.S., Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to…

  7. They Might Be Giants Tell Kids 'No!'

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell has been making for two decades, has long attracted grade-school-aged kids alongsi They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo…

  8. Alien Ant Farm Members Survive Bus Crash

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus was involved in a highway crash in Spain early this morning (May 22), resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the ba Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus was involved in a…

  9. Incubus Brings 'Morning View' To Video

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit Incubus will on May 28 issue a VHS/DVD of a live in-studio concert taped last October in New York. "The Morning View Sessions," which aired on MTV and VH1, features 12 songs from In Modern rock outfit Incubus will on May 28 issue a VHS/DVD of a live in-studio…

  10. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  11. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  12. Anthony Captures A Trio Of ALMA Awards

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) awards ceremony in Los Angeles with three music honors, including the outstanding male performer trophy. Colombian song Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA)…

  13. New Connection

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his fifth release and second for Nashville-based indie Oh Boy, Todd Snider finds himself in a comfortable, confident mode that easily taps into his often poignant, sometimes off-kilter world view w On his fifth release and second for Nashville-based indie Oh Boy, Todd Snider finds himself…

  14. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  15. Bertelsmann Breathes New Life Into Napster

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, parent of label group BMG, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of embattled online file sharing service Napster, Billboard Bulletin reports. In a surprise turn of events, found Bertelsmann, parent of label group BMG, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of…

  16. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom…

  17. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for final category, Flameworthy video of the year,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  19. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song…

  20. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

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