1. Duncan Sheik Reveals 'Daylight'

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik is readying his fourth Atlantic album, "Daylight," for an Aug. 27 release. The disc will be Sheik's first since his unconventional 2001 Nonesuch/Atlantic release "Phanto Singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik is readying his fourth Atlantic album, …

  2. Lulu A Hit Again

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She's been one of Britain's best-loved personalities for 38 years, but Lulu has just made her first U.K. top-10 album chart appearance. It's happened with "Together," a set of collaborations with Elton John, Paul…

  3. Widespread Panic Guitarist Fights Cancer

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. "I want to assure all of you that all that can be done has been done," Houser write Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been…

  4. Pre-Rap Beastie Boys Performance Unearthed

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its new first batch of releases includes a rare recording of a 1982 concert featuring a pre-rap Beastie Boys, Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its…

  5. Billboard Bits: Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, The Strokes, Steve Earle Rap star Nelly, whose second Universal album, "Nellyville" is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, is getting ready to add TV star to his resume with a comedy in development at Paramount Network Television. According to the deal, which is still being…

  6. Los Lobos Scores With WB's 'Tucson'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the new WB series, "Greetings From Tucson," and provide music to serve as the show's score. The Latino family comedy will air F Los Angeles-based rock act Los Lobos will pen an original theme song for the…

  7. Billboard Bits: The Beatles, Priest/Maiden, Suge Knight

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Beatles, Judas Priest/Iron Maiden, Suge Knight In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," Miramax Home Entertainment will on Sept. 24 issue a two-disc DVD version of the band's 1964 film "A Hard Day&…

  8. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  9. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  10. Seiji Ozawa Bids Farewell To BSO

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji Ozawa ended 29 years as music director yesterday (July 14) by turning his back to the orchestra and conducting h In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji…

  11. Billboard Bits: Aretha, Love Parade, Hot Snakes

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Aretha Franklin, Berlin's Love Parade, and the Hot Snakes. Aretha Franklin is gearing up to hit the road one more time. Described as her "last full-out tour," the Queen of Soul's I'll Be Seeing You With a Song In My Heart jaunt kicks off in summer 2002.…

  12. Goo Goo Dolls' Rzeznik Goes Disney

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap, writing music for Disney's upcoming animated children's film "Treasure Planet," due Nov. 27 in U.S. theaters. "It was really interest Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap,…

  13. Timothy White Memorial Planned

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23…

  14. Billboard Bits: Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith Elton John, Carlos Santana, Martina McBride, and comedian Dennis Miller are confirmed to perform at the 7th annual Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children benefit concert. The event, set for Sept. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, raises…

  15. John Entwistle Laid To Rest

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. G Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the…

  16. Poll: Fans Split On The Who's Decision To Tour

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fans are split on whether it was right for guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey -- the surviving members of legendary rock act the Who -- to continue with the band's touring plans in the Fans are split on whether it was right for guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger…

  17. DJ Sasha Draws 'Dagger,' Sets Tour Plans

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Sasha, one half of the renowned team of Sasha and Digweed, has lined up a host of tour dates in support of his upcoming artist debut, "Airdrawndagger," due Aug. 6 from Kinetic. DJ Sasha, one half of the renowned team of Sasha and Digweed, has lined up a host of tour dates in…

  18. Los Lobos Wake Up 'Aztlan'

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few people would expect an act that has been together for almost 30 years, sold millions of albums, and won three Grammy Awards to doubt itself. But when the members of Los Lobos -- hardly just another band from East Los Angeles -- gathered to…

  19. 'N Sync's Fatone Headed To Broadway

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Joey Fatone, one-fifth of hit-making boy band 'N Sync, will make his Broadway debut in the long-running production of "Rent," the New York Times reports. Fatone is due to take on the role of Mark, a s Joey Fatone, one-fifth of hit-making boy band 'N Sync, will make his…

  20. Westerberg Takes 'Stereo' On The Road

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg will kick off his Come Feel Me Tremble tour July 25 at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles. Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg will kick off his Come Feel Me Tremble tour July 25 at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los…

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