1. Billboard Bits: Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV Singer/songwriter Jewel is putting herself on ice to perform the National Anthem prior to the 52nd National Hockey League (NHL) All Star game, set for Feb. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jewel is also expected to perform another song in…

  2. Feeder Drummer Jon Lee Found Dead

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, was found dead at his home in Miami on Monday. Lee, 33 and originally from Newport in South Wales, is said by unconfirmed reports to have hanged hi Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, was found dead at his home in Miami on…

  3. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  5. 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…

  6. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  7. Billboard Bits: Britney, Bosstones, High Times

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, High Times MTV.com is sponsoring a contest that will award lucky winners the chance to fly to New Orleans for a private screening of Britney Spears' film debut, "Crossroads." Spears and the rest of the cast will attend the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs Image Entertainment has set a Feb. 26, 2002, release date for the 100-minute DVD/VHS home video "Pete Townshend: Music From Lifehouse." The video features 16 songs drawn from Townshend's Feb. 25-26, 2000, performances of his…

  10. Billboard Bits: Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley Steely Dan principals Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have recently spent time recording material which may comprise the follow-up to 2000's Grammy album of the year, "Two Against Nature." A posting on the group's official…

  11. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Frampton, John Parish

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, John Parish CBS has scheduled a rebroadcast of its highly rated "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" special on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. The concert is set to run against the broadcast of the American Music Awards on ABC, on which Jackson…

  12. New Lambchop Album Due In February

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19 release date for "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon." According to the lab Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, Randy Newman

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, and Randy Newman. Rob Zombie is the latest artist to be confirmed for the concert series the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is staging Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Zombie has been added to the bill at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which already includes…

  14. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  15. Korn Wrapping Up New Album

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth Immortal/Epic album, according to a statement. The set, produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is still Hard rock outfit Korn is putting the "finishing touches" on its fifth…

  16. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  17. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  18. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  19. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  20. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

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