1. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy' The Bonnaroo Festival, which debuted June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn., will be reprised next year, according to promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment. The inaugural event attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close…

  2. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million, Gaylord officials…

  3. 'Simpsons' Creator To Curate All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The…

  4. Billboard Bits: McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits Sources say Sir Paul McCartney will return to North America for another run on his Drivin' USA tour, with 23 more arena dates in late September and October. According to Amusement Business, the initial 27 shows grossed more than $53…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The Who's John Entwistle Dies In Vegas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent heart attack today (June 27) in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to a spokesperson for the Clark County Coro John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  9. Nickelback's Kroeger Forms Own Label

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record executives, having formed his own label, 604 Records. Formed with Kroeger's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin, the impr Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record…

  10. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Macy Gray, Nammys, Megadeth Macy Gray, Angelique Kidjo, the Keb Mo' Band, and G Love & Special Sauce are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for this year's annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. The artists will perform Aug. 30…

  11. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

  13. Jason Newsted Sued Over Band Name

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Unsigned Dallas-based rock band Echo Drain has filed an eight-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, his new group, and his record label, Chophouse Record Unsigned Dallas-based rock band Echo Drain has filed an eight-count trademark-infringement…

  14. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes The Rolling Stones have added three shows to their upcoming tour itinerary: Oct. 5 in Hartford, Conn.; Nov. 6 in Tacoma, Wash.; and Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. Tickets for the latter two shows go on sale Saturday (June 22); Hartford tickets go on sale…

  15. Billboard Bits: Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief After spending nearly two years planning online subscription services, at least two major labels appear to have altered course, Billboard Bulletin reports. Universal Music Group (UMG) will soon allow fans to purchase individual songs via Liquid…

  16. Jagger's Forthcoming Knighthood Official

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British establishment, said Saturday he was delighted with his latest accolade -- a knighthood for his services to music. The 58-year-old a Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British…

  17. Billboard Bits: Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu Pop/rock act Nine Days will release its sophomore album, "So Happily Unsatisfied," Sept. 17 via Epic. The album was produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse) and will be led by the single "Good Friend," due to hit U.S. radio outlets in…

  18. Billboard Bits: Peter/Melanie Gabriel, Janet, Big Lurch

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Peter/Melanie Gabriel, Janet Jackson, Big Lurch Peter Gabriel married longtime companion Meah Flynn last Sunday at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast, according to the Associated Press. The reclusive artist continues to work on his long-awaited next album,…

  19. Chesney's 'Young' Wins Big At CMT Flameworthy

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Tob Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More Parrotheads will have a new place to perch next year when singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett opens a branch of his Margaritaville Cafe at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Construction on the multi-level restaurant, bar…

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