1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Faith Hill, Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Faith Hill, Pete Yorn/Elbow, Windham Hill Faith Hill is confirmed to perform at this year's Academy Awards, where she'll sing "There You'll Be" from the "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack. The Diane Warren-penned track is nominated in the best original song…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'United,' Lo Fi Allstars, Baez, Liars

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'United,' Lo Fi Allstars, Baez, Liars India.Arie, Hootie & the Blowfish's Darius Rucker, Mya, Master P, Lil' Romeo, Keb' Mo', and Bob Marley's wife Rita, as well as actors Christina Applegate and Carmen Electra, will hit a Los Angeles recording…

  5. Korn Returns In May With 'Untouchables'

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," on May 14, with first single "Here to Stay" due to hit radio in the coming weeks. Produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosm Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "…

  6. Billboard Bits: Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Stone Pony, Ramones Tribute, LeAnn Rimes Asbury Park, N.J., rock'n'roll landmark the Stone Pony has been spared from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry. Thousands of E-mails, petition signatures, and phone calls have saved the shore town club where such notable Jersey…

  7. 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…

  8. Aaliyah Is 'Queen' Of The Box Office

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Queen of the Damned," featuring late R&B star Aaliyah, sunk its teeth into the top spot on its debut at the boxoffice with an estimated $15.2 million in North American theaters. "We had a terrifi "Queen of the Damned," featuring late R&B star Aaliyah, sunk…

  9. 26 Days on the Road

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The TwangBangers comprise hard-charging HighTone artists Dallas Wayne, Bill Kirchen, Redd Volkaert, and Joe Goldmark, who joined forces last summer (with Goldmark's rhythm section Johnny and Jack) for The TwangBangers comprise hard-charging HighTone artists Dallas Wayne, Bill Kirchen,…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End A special event honoring the late country icon Waylon Jennings will be held March 23 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Limited public seating will be available in the venue's balcony. No other details have yet been confirmed for the…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Simpson/Lachey, Rush, Harrison

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Simpson/Lachey, Rush, Harrison Pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey of boy band 98 Degrees are engaged. No other details have yet been revealed about the nuptials, which come as somewhat of a surprise considering the pair's break-up last spring. Simpson, 21, and Lachey, 28,…

  16. Artists Salute Waylon Jennings

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64 from diabetes-related health problems. "Waylon Jennings was an American archetype, the bad guy with a big heart," sai Artists are paying tribute to Waylon Jennings, who died Wednesday at the age of 64…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  18. Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds 55 Albums, Songs

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson's classic 1975 album "Red Headed Stranger" and Bob Dylan's 1965 breakthrough rock set "Highway 61 Revisited" are among 55 titles newly added to the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fam Willie Nelson's classic 1975 album "Red Headed…

  19. Country Legend Waylon Jennings Dies At 64

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13) after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. A Jennings spokeswoman said he died peacef Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13)…

  20. Jackson, Sting, Newman Join Songwriters Hall

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will be honored June 13 at the Hall's annual induction dinne Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the…

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