1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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.,…

  7. Wainwright Plans Headlining Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will launch his first headlining club/theater tour Feb. 8 in Boston. The trek, which comes in support of the artist's sophomore album, "Poses" (DreamWorks), will fea Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will launch his first headlining club…

  8. 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,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  10. Columbia Marks Uncle Tupelo's Legacy

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc retrospective, due April 9 via Columbia/Legacy. Collecting all of the key tracks from the group's first three Rockville Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc…

  11. Rough Trade Celebrates Electronica

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation celebrating electronic artists past and present, with the track list selected by staff members at the Rough Tra Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation…

  12. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  13. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Berry/Richard

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Chuck Berry/Little Richard Mick Jagger will appear on an episode of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" this season, according to the network. The Rolling Stones vocalist recorded his voice-over for the program last week, but the details…

  14. Hot Product

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack, and more. This Is A Long 'Drive' Alan Jackson was well into work on his new Arista Nashville album, "Drive," when the events of Sept. 11 intervened. Several weeks later,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  16. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…

  17. Elton John Honored For AIDS Work

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elton John was honored last night (Jan. 9) in London by the U.K. Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS, which presented the artist with its Hero award. The honor acknowledged his contributions Elton John was honored last night (Jan. 9) in London by the U.K. Coalition of People Living…

  18. Phish Members To Tour Behind Solo Projects

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to tour this year in support of solo projects, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to…

  19. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  20. Gomez's 'Gun' Fires In March

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on March 18 via Hut/Virgin internationally. No North American release date is yet solidified for the album, which is the follow-up to British rock act Gomez will release its third album, "In Our Gun," on…

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