1. Billboard Bits: McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand Paul McCartney dedicated an a cappella rendition of "Yesterday" to his former Beatles bandmate George Harrison during a tribute concert at Liverpool, England's Empire Theater last night (Feb. 24). Before the show, McCartney…

  2. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  3. The Essential Johnny Cash

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential Johnny Cash. To commemorate the 70th birthday of John R. Cash, Columbia/Legacy has scheduled a year of important reissues, beginning with The Essential…

  4. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Noise Pop Compilation

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-disc, 43-track compilation due March 11 from Amazing Grease Records. The set, titled "Ten Years Of Noise Pop," will in San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary…

  5. Sasha & Digweed Get 'Heavy' On Spring Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt across North America, dubbed the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour. The famed mixing duo will be transporting its own DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ray Stevens, Savage Garden, and Ja Rule. EVEN STEVENS: Thirty years and one month after he made his debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Ray Stevens is back. The artist born in Clarksdale, Ga., enters at No. 29 with "Osama-Yo' Mama: The Album…

  7. Chesnutt, Panic Reteam As Brute

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brute -- the engaging combination of singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and renowned jam band Widespread Panic -- has finalized release plans for its sophomore album, "Co-Balt." Due April 9 on the Widespr Brute -- the engaging combination of singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and renowned…

  8. 'Come' With Chemical Brothers On World Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. electronic duo the Chemical Brothers will spend most of the spring on the road internationally in support of the act's latest Astralwerks set, "Come With Us." The tour begins tonight (Feb. 22) in U.K. electronic duo the Chemical Brothers will spend most of the spring on…

  9. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming…

  10. Goo Goo Dolls Climb From The 'Gutter'

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls have set an April 9 release date for their latest Warner Bros. studio album, "Gutterflower." The 12-song set will be preceded in early March by the single "Here Is G Modern rock trio the Goo Goo Dolls have set an April 9 release date for their…

  11. Kiss To Help Close Winter Olympics

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take part in the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games. The gala extravaganza will take place Sunday nigh Veteran rock act Kiss is the latest addition to the lengthy list of performers set to take…

  12. Martin Honors Shawn Colvin With Signature Guitar

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin says of her Martin M3SC, a limited edition signature model guitar the revered instrument maker is putting into production. "It's very simple, not f "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin…

  13. Dirt Band's 'Circle' Still Unbroken 30 Years On

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" will be reissued March 26 via Capitol Nashville. Originally released in 1972, the double-album set un In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's …

  14. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  15. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

  16. They Might Be Touring

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin, Texas. Currently confirmed dates concentrate on theaters and clubs in Midwest and Southeast U.S., and wrap A Eclectic modern rock act They Might Be Giants will kick off a U.S. tour March 13 in Austin,…

  17. Britney's 'Crossroads' Enjoys Strong Opening

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears, pulled in an estimated $17 million in over the weekend to land at No. 2 on the North American weekend box office roundup. The film "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears,…

  18. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  19. Hundreds Of Acts Flock To 2002 Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and India.Arie, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, to be held at t Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt,…

  20. Howdy!

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Imagine a day at the beach on a lazy summer day with a half-read book strewn in the sand, a cooler of ice-cold drinks at arm's reach, and a Discman playing the perfect album to capture the moment. Imagine a day at the beach on a lazy summer day with a half-read book strewn in the sand, a…

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