1. Malkmus To Curate N.J. All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon Ja Rule will go back to his roots with the Cash Money Click -- now known as the Cash Murda Click, or simply CMC -- to release a new album in the fall. Due Nov. 26 via Murder Inc./TVT, "Est. Since '93," will bring the chart…

  3. McCartney 'Driving' Back To U.S. Arenas

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Paul McCartney has announced another round of U.S. arena dates for September and October. The Back In The U.S. Tour is set to begin Sept. 21 at the Bradley Center in M As first tipped here last month , Paul McCartney has announced another round of U.S. arena…

  4. Little Steven Show To Debut Bruce Song

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Countin' on a Miracle," a track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," will debut a little more than a week before the album's release on E Street Band guitarist Little Ste "Countin' on a Miracle," a track from…

  5. Thirty Years On, 'Ziggy' Still Shines

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released an album with a strange and extraordinarily long-winded title. "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spid On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released…

  6. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  7. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  8. Seiji Ozawa Bids Farewell To BSO

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji Ozawa ended 29 years as music director yesterday (July 14) by turning his back to the orchestra and conducting h In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji…

  9. Stardust

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virtuoso jazz bassist Ron Carter conceived this project as a tribute to bassist/composer Oscar Pettiford, and it's a very fine homage. Virtuoso jazz bassist Ron Carter conceived this project as a tribute to bassist/composer Oscar Pettiford, and it's a very fine homage. The three…

  10. Timothy White Memorial Planned

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23…

  11. John Entwistle Laid To Rest

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. G Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the…

  12. DJ Sasha Draws 'Dagger,' Sets Tour Plans

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DJ Sasha, one half of the renowned team of Sasha and Digweed, has lined up a host of tour dates in support of his upcoming artist debut, "Airdrawndagger," due Aug. 6 from Kinetic. DJ Sasha, one half of the renowned team of Sasha and Digweed, has lined up a host of tour dates in…

  13. Los Lobos Wake Up 'Aztlan'

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few people would expect an act that has been together for almost 30 years, sold millions of albums, and won three Grammy Awards to doubt itself. But when the members of Los Lobos -- hardly just another band from East Los Angeles -- gathered to…

  14. Molson Brings Summer Snow, Music

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a few of the acts that will be taking part on various dates of the forthcoming North American Molson Snow Jam The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a…

  15. Travis Drummer Injured, Tour Dates Canceled

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of four European concerts (July 15 in Lucca, Italy; July 16 in Rome; Jul Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort,…

  16. Timothy White Tribute Concert In The Works

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don Henley -- have committed to playing a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don…

  17. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  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: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  20. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

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