1. Nelly Turns Up The Heat With 'Nellyville'

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at this. From guest shots with Jagged Edge and &…

  2. The Willies

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guitar wiz Frisell, joined by Danny Barnes (banjo, guitar) and Keith Lowe (bass), has tracked eight original songs and seven traditional tunes here, bending a few genres to suit his typically visionar Guitar wiz Frisell, joined by Danny Barnes (banjo, guitar) and Keith Lowe (bass), has…

  3. Billboard Bits: Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King Country singer Charlie Daniels dropped out of an Independence Day television special, saying producers thought a song he'd planned to sing about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was inappropriate. Daniels wrote a letter this week to…

  4. Junkie XL Links With Xbox, Brings Elvis Stateside

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dutch dance/electronic act Junkie XL, who recently scored a No. 1 hit in the U.K. with its remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation," has signed a pact with video-game manufacturer Xbox to Dutch dance/electronic act Junkie XL, who recently scored a No. 1 hit in the…

  5. 'O Brother' Phenomenon Continues To Grow

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two years after its release, Lost Highway's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack continues to cause ripple effects in the music industry. The Grammy-winning album of blues, mountain, and oth Nearly two years after its release, Lost Highway's "O Brother,…

  6. NYC Radio Jumps The Gun On Springsteen Single

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuted the title track from Bruce Springsteen's upcoming Columbia album "The Rising" at 8:15 a.m. ET this morning (June 21), only to be immediately served with a cease New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuted the title track from Bruce Springsteen&…

  7. Britney Tops Forbes' Celebrity List

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its latest Celebrity 100 list. The 2002 list quantifies celebrity by combining earning power with star power, inc Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its…

  8. Jane's, Brains, And More To Hit Mexico Beach

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction, Bad Brains, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Ozomatli, and the Breeders are among the confirmed acts for the Mextravaganza music festival, to be held Aug. 30-Sept 1 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Jane's Addiction, Bad Brains, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Ozomatli, and the Breeders…

  9. Ageless GBV Enjoys Another Jolt Of Youthful Enthusiasm

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's the night before New Year's Eve, and the members of Guided by Voices (GBV) are holding court in the bowels of Harlem, N.Y.'s famed Apollo Theatre a few hours before a sold-out concert with local wonderkids the Strokes.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

  11. Superstar Acts Set For Glastonbury Fest

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT England's Glastonbury festival, one of the crown jewels of the European summer music festival circuit, is back this year after a one-year hiatus, with a lineup that includes Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Ste England's Glastonbury festival, one of the crown jewels of the European summer…

  12. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, …

  13. Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They Might Be Giants -- celebrate their 20th anniversary of performing together, Rhino will get into the act by re As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They…

  14. Bono Urges Chirac To Champion Africa

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion for Africa" when he and other world leaders meet next week to discuss a new African development plan. U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion…

  15. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  16. Seven & The Sun Returns To 'Innocence'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To harness the exposure from a national TV appearance, Atlantic is issuing Seven & the Sun's debut six weeks early. "Back to the Innocence" was release yesterday (June 18) in response to a May 15 appearance on NBC soap …

  17. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

  18. Billboard Bits: Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Hatfield

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Juliana Hatfield The California Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (June 18) passed "legislative intent" language on a bill that would repeal the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year rule" on personal…

  19. Manson Pleads No Contest To Charges

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a Michigan concert, pleaded no contest today (June 19) to charges of being a disorderly person Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a…

  20. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

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