1. Beck Returns With New Album In September

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in North America and a day earlier internationally. The set was produced by Nigel Godrich, who previously work Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in…

  2. N*E*R*D Lines Up Debut Tour

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced details of its first-ever tour, set to kick off May 30 in Norfolk, Va., just outside the group's Virginia Beach ho N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced…

  3. Luna Gets Sunny On 'Romantica'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Listeners shouldn't be fooled by "Lovedust," the sunny opener to Luna's new studio set, "Romantica": The album isn't all so bright, notes frontman Dean Wareham. "There's some sad songs on there -- the Listeners shouldn't be fooled by "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

  5. Robert Plant Returns With 'Head First'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine years, "Head First," internationally in July via Universal, according to reports. Although a spokesperson for longtime Pl Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine…

  6. P. Diddy Settles Child Support Case

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, had a child support settlement approved Tuesday in Manhattan Family Court in New York, ending a year of litigation. The su Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest…

  7. Beck Re-Teams With Producer Godrich

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beck's official Web site confirms the artist is planning to enter a studio soon with producer Nigel Godrich to work on his long-awaited new album. Recording will follow the rapid, informal pace Godric Beck's official Web site confirms the artist is planning to enter a studio soon…

  8. Beck Preps For Benefit With Low-Key Warm-Ups

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, in preparation for his acoustic performance tonight (Feb. 26) at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre, as part of the Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los…

  9. Krall Tops Canada's National Jazz Awards

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National Jazz Awards Sunday night in Toronto. The Nanaimo, British Columbia-native was named musician of the year and best inter Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National…

  10. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday…

  11. Spears Receives Cosmo's 'Fun Fearless Female' Award

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is fun, fearless -- and to the point. After hearing praise from Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Kate White, publisher Susan Plagemann, and her own mother at the magazine's Fun Fearless Fem Britney Spears is fun, fearless -- and to the point. After hearing praise from…

  12. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  13. Update: 'N Sync Arena Tour Kicks Off In March

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so f As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American…

  14. Pop Stars Pepper New Teen Flick

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26 on DVD from Spartan Home Entertainment. The film features cameo appearances by some of the biggest names in teen pop, including B Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26…

  15. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  16. Soul Stars Dominate American Music Awards

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and the late singer Aaliyah each won two American Music Awards tonight (Jan. 9) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angel In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny&…

  17. U2, Arie, Keys Snare Top Grammy Nominations

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B newcomer India.Arie was close behind wi Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground 'N Sync has teamed up with a Swiss watchmaker to raise money for children orphaned by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the group announced. Audemars Piguet has created 200 limited-edition watches that also will…

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