1. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…

  2. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, McCartney, Napster

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Napster Although it arrived a bit late for the holidays, Pearl Jam's annual Christmas single for members of its Ten Club fan organization lives up to the eclectic tracklists of its predecessors. The four-song vinyl release features a cover of John…

  3. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  4. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks…

  5. Billboard Bits: Phish, Weezer, 'Attack Of The Clones'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Phish, Weezer, 'Attack Of The Clones' Phish may be on a long-term hiatus, but its four members recently regrouped to record dialogue for the April 7 episode of Fox's "The Simpsons," according to a spokesperson. The episode features a previously recorded live…

  6. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  7. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  8. Nelly Furtado Bolsters Tour Itinerary

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The trek begins Jan. 28 in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to wrap April 18 in Toronto. Furtado will Nelly Furtado has added some 30 dates to her previously announced 2002 tour itinerary. The…

  9. Stars To Ring In Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band's Robbie Robertson, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have signed on for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 8 at Rice-E Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band's Robbie Robertson, Yo-Yo Ma, and the…

  10. Sting, Armstrong Take Musical Golden Globes

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sting won the Golden Globe for best original song - motion picture last night (Jan. 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif., for "Until ...," from the comedy "Kate & Leopold." The U.K. superstar's "My Funny Sting won the Golden Globe for best original song - motion…

  11. Harrison Makes 'Sweet' Return To U.K. No. 1

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As anticipated in midweek sales data, the late George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" (Parlophone) vaulted back to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 20), following the reissue of the classic As anticipated in midweek sales data, the late George Harrison's "My…

  12. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  13. Noise Pop Adds GBV, Modest Mouse

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have been added to the lineup for the 10th edition San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival, running Feb. 26 through Ma Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have…

  14. Tenacious D: Obnoxious And Rising

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album ever made" if it weren't for those pesky lads from Liverpool, says singer/actor/guitarist Jack Black, one-half of the acoustic-guitar-wieldin Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Kylie Minogue, Golden Globe nominees, and the Swiss pop charts. 'WEATHERED' MEN: Creed remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the eighth week in a row with "Weathered" (Wind-up); it's the longest consecutive run at the top since the…

  16. TMBG Say Yes To 'No!,' Dial-A-Song Compilation

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y. duo They Might Be Giants, coming off a rejuvenating year that saw the release of their seventh full-length album, "Mink Car" (Restless), and a holiday EP, as well as extensive touring, Brooklyn, N.Y. duo They Might Be Giants, coming off a rejuvenating year that saw…

  17. Shannon McNally's 'Jukebox' Holds Musical Variety

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as rich as a tobacco field. Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as…

  18. Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of tha Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date,…

  19. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, NIN, Wynonna

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Nine Inch Nails, Wynonna George Harrison's widow has accused her former brother-in-law of stealing Harrison memorabilia, then trying to sell it the day after the former Beatle died. California Superior Court Judge Dzintra I. Janavs on Friday granted a temporary…

  20. Emilio Estefan Accused Of Sexual Advances

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr., accusing him of threats and unwanted sexual advances. But Estefan, the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, yesterda A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr.,…

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