1. Billboard Bits: Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler Latin vocalist Luis Fonsi recently enlisted the directorial services of 'N Sync's Joey Fatone on the video for his new single, "Secret." The track will be found on Fonsi's English-language debut, "Fight the Feeling,…

  2. Lyle Lovett Trampled By Bull

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his right leg, which was broken yesterday (March 27) when he was trampled by a bull while trying to help an unc Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett faces months of rehabilitation following surgery to repair his…

  3. Alanis Brings Adams Along For Summer Trek

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San Diego. So far, dates for the trek run through May 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., but more are expected to be ad Alanis Morissette will kick off her first North American tour in three years on May 1 in San…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dudley Moore, Zappa, Early Day Miners

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dudley Moore, Frank Zappa, Early Day Miners British actor and accomplished pianist Dudley Moore, who became an unlikely Hollywood heart-throb portraying a cuddly pipsqueak whose charm melted hearts in "10" and "Arthur," died today (March 27) at his home in New…

  5. Waylon Jennings Remembered In Nashville

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with friends like Kris Kristofferson and Travis Tritt singing the praises and songs of the iconoclastic country music star. Trit Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears After contributing songs to recent releases by Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas is getting to work on his primary band's next Lava/Atlantic album. Thomas tells Billboard that the set could be out as early as…

  7. Country Blues Fuels 'Rookie' Soundtrack

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the Hollywood soundtrack to the forthcoming baseball film, "The Rookie." Nelson contributes his version of Beth Neilsen Chapman's Tracks from Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams are among those that make up the…

  8. Manson Ushering In A New 'Golden Age'

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the title for his group's fifth studio album, the singer confirmed yesterday (March 21) on his official Web site. The set, which Manson descr Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Corgan, Doves, Robert Pollard Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been added to the lineup for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which, as previously reported , will be held Saturday (March 23) at Chicago's Metro. Steve Earle, Wilco's John Stirratt,…

  10. Korn Scouting Out Summer Tour

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn has begun lining up its summer North American tour plans in support of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables." Dates are set to begin June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., but the Hard rock outfit Korn has begun lining up its summer North American tour plans in…

  11. Country Stars 'Dress' Up ZZ Top Tribute

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veter Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute…

  12. New Korn Album Pushed To June

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11. Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11. A video for first single …

  13. Bernadette Peters LovesRodgers & Hammerstein

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legendary composers but confident enough to make her own mark. On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legendary composers but confident enough to make her own mark. She provides…

  14. Obvious

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very well prove to be the Alicia Keys in the best new artist category at next year's Grammy Awards. Armed with the timeless Come Away With Me, newcomer Norah Jones may very well prove to be the Alicia Keys in the best…

  15. Billboard Bits: Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Black

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Clint Black Rapper Busta Rhymes got a lift from some high-profile guest stars last night (March 12) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Rap duo M.O.P. joined Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad for a cover of the former's "Ante Up,"…

  16. Matthews, Gill, Lovett To Salute Willie Nelson

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that have signed on to salute country legend Willie Nelson at a special April 14 concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditoriu Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that…

  17. Billboard Bits: Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers In the latest sign the file-swapping service is struggling, Napster cut 10% of its work force last week, a move it said was prompted by longer than anticipated negotiations with major record labels. Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers said in a…

  18. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Will Young, and Tim McGraw. TRIO: The top three debuts this week on The Billboard 200 are all by solo female artists. As expected, Alanis Morissette debuts at No. 1 with her third studio set and fourth album overall, "Under…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A A birthday party for Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx (real name: Warren Mathis) turned ugly Tuesday night in Athens, Ga., after three men were stabbed, one of them critically injured. Eric McAnally, who manages Nashville rapper Haystack, was in critical…

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