1. New Orleans Kids To Be Weaned On Jazz

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis starting in the fall of 2003. The University of New Orleans (UNO) and the New York-based Louis Armstrong Edu Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  3. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  4. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets Although specific details aren't yet confirmed, a live album and DVD chronicling Paul McCartney's recent Driving USA tour are in the works for a November release. David Kahne, who produced McCartney's latest Capitol studio set,…

  5. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr.

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr. "Journals," a hardcover book replicating the diaries of late Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain is near completion and will go on sale Nov. 11, Riverhead Books co-editorial director Julie Grau tells Billboard.com. "It's a replica of his…

  7. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…

  8. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  9. Billboard Bits: Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, R. Simmons

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, Russell Simmons Murderdolls, featuring Slipknot's Joey Jordison and Static X's Tripp Eisen, have lined up a nine-date U.S. tour set to begin July 30 in San Diego. The group will be road-testing songs from its upcoming debut, "Beyond the…

  10. Buckcherry Singer Quits, Band Splits

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Buckcherry lead vocalist Joshua Todd has abruptly quit the band, according to a statement from the band's management. Todd's departure, revealed yesterday (July 16) on the fan-run Buckcherry.net. Buckcherry lead vocalist Joshua Todd has abruptly quit the band, according to a…

  11. 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…

  12. Today, Tomorrow & Forever

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One hundred previously unreleased cuts from Elvis Presley would be greeted with enthusiasm any time, and arriving near the 25th anniversary of his death, this lavishly packaged and meticulously annota One hundred previously unreleased cuts from Elvis Presley would be greeted with enthusiasm…

  13. 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.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn Dave Matthews Band will take to the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York's Times Square on Monday (July 15) to tape a performance for that night's episode of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." The taping of…

  15. 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…

  16. 2002 Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners. Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies 'N Sync's Lance Bass is negotiating with the Russian Space Agency at its cosmonaut training center as part of his bid to become the next space tourist, officials said today (July 9). Bass arrived at Russia's Star City, north of Moscow,…

  18. Bellamy Bros. Cherish 'Redneck Girls Forever'

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After celebrating their 25th anniversary last year with two commemorative CD collections, the Bellamy Brothers are moving full steam ahead into the next chapter of their career with a new relationship with Curb Records and forthcoming album, …

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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