1. Susana Baca Brings Sept. 11 Into The Studio

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs better in front of a crowd. Knowing this, she, producer Craig Street, and the folks at Luaka Bop Records decided Afro-Peruvian music pioneer Susana Baca has always been the kind of artist who performs…

  2. Osborne Gets To Work On 'Womanly' Album

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will enter the studio this month with producer John Leventhal, noted for his work with Shawn Colvin, to record a new album, Billboard Bulletin reports. The set, to be ti Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will enter the studio this month with producer John Leventhal…

  3. Dr. John, Hancock Jazz Up Aspen Festival

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass (JAS) festival will be held June 20-23 in Snowmass Village, Colo., with the likes of Dr. John, Patti Austin, Herbie Hancock, and Earth, Wind & The 12th edition of the Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass (JAS) festival will be held June 20-23…

  4. Nate Dogg Arrested On Drug Charges

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was booked last Friday into Arizona's Mohave County Jail on felony charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm. He Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was booked last Friday into…

  5. TMBG Moves 'No!'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!," has been moved to June 11. Originally expected in April, the Idlewild Recordings/Rounder release will be issued as an enhanced The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!,"…

  6. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  7. 16TunesOnTV

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 15-21, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow (also scheduled: John Stamos, Kate Burton). "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child's…

  8. Always Take Me Back

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former New Grass Revival vocalist John Cowan has crafted the most ambitious album of his solo career in Always Take Me Back. Former New Grass Revival vocalist John Cowan has crafted the most ambitious album of his solo career in Always Take Me Back. It's a stylish, primarily acoustic…

  9. Then Came the Night

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. Pseudo-edge…

  10. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

  11. Elton John Urges Congress For AIDS Funds

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British pop singer Elton John, testifying before Congress yesterday (April 12), said America has an obligation to use its vast resources to stop the spread of AIDS around the world. "No nation, corpor British pop singer Elton John, testifying before Congress yesterday (April 12), said…

  12. Orton Plans Tour Behind 'Daybreak'

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release date for her upcoming Heavenly/Astralwerks album, "Daybreaker." It's the follow-up to 1999's "Central Reservation" (Arista), which debuted a U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release…

  13. Ashanti Album, Single Dominate Charts

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self…

  14. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix Tom Waits will make a rare television performance appearance May 8 on CBS' "Late Night With David Letterman," the day after Anti Records' release of his new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Although Waits…

  15. Nude Portraits Of Madonna Unveiled

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Splashed in lurid colors across a series of huge canvasses, new images of Madonna were unveiled to the world today (April 10) -- one showing the pop diva squatting naked in a graveyard and another spr Splashed in lurid colors across a series of huge canvasses, new images of Madonna were…

  16. Michael Bolton Begins New Chapter

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and first album of totally new material since 1998), "Only a Woman Like You," is released April 23, it will relaunch this adu Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and…

  17. Eminem Settles Assault Lawsuit

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A man has settled a civil lawsuit he filed against Eminem after the hip-hop superstar allegedly pulled a gun on him. John Guerra will receive $100,000 minus attorneys' fees in the agreement he reached A man has settled a civil lawsuit he filed against Eminem after the hip-hop superstar…

  18. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  19. Fan Fair Lineup Expands

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of previously announced talent. Alabama, Bill Anderson, David Ball, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery G Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of…

  20. Artists Line Up For 'Fan Nation'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part in the second annual Fan Nation concert, set for April 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Ca Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part…

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