1. Project Pat Seeks New Weapons Trial

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons charges, is seeking a new trial, claiming that the judge and jury were improperly influenced by his lyrics. The h Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons…

  2. Billboard Bits: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  3. Phillips Brings The 'Love,' Tours With Doe, Hersh

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant-Lee Phillips will commercially release "Ladies' Love Oracle," a collection of solo acoustic material, Aug. 20 via Zoe/Rounder. Recorded over the course of three days during October 1999 in produ Grant-Lee Phillips will commercially release "Ladies' Love Oracle,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Entwistle, Dixie Chicks, Springsteen

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Entwistle, the Dixie Chicks, and Bruce Springsteen. Funeral services for Who bassist John Entwistle will be held next week, according to Universal Music Enterprises, parent of the band's label, MCA. As the services will be private, no details were released other than that…

  5. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  6. Dead's Early England Voyage Documented

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band released the three-album set "Europe '72" (Warner Bros.) as a document of its longest trip abroad to that point. Thirty year After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band…

  7. The Who Launches Tour After Entwistle's Death

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their first concert since last week's sudden death of founding bassist John Entwistle. Guitarist Pete Townshend and singer The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  11. High Society

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remarkable amount of ground Brooklyn, N.Y., quartet Enon covers on its sophomore release, High Society, isn't surprising considering all its members have been in other bands of note. The remarkable amount of ground Brooklyn, N.Y., quartet Enon covers on its sophomore release, High…

  12. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  13. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  14. Who Tour To Continue Despite Entwistle's Death

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death yesterday (June 27) of founding bassist John Entwistle. According to a note posted on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web si The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death…

  15. A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was feeling like "an 18-year-old in a 57-year-old body." The artist, who was found dead yesterday (June 27) in Las Vegas of Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was…

  16. Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle"

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle" Known as "the Ox," the Chiswick, England-born bassist said he was pleased that the band had returned to a five-piece after touring with a large backing band in the late '80s. "I feel much more…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  18. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  19. Trick Daddy Takes A 'Holiday'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth album, "Thug Holiday," due Aug. 6. The album is led by the single "In Da Wind," featuring Cee-Lo, which has risen to No. 45 on Bill Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic rapper Trick Daddy is returning with his fifth…

  20. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart…

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