1. 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, …

  2. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  3. Britney's Film Career Races To NASCAR Project

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR project has officially been given a green light. The superstar singer and her newly named production company, Britney Spears is ready to put her film career in the fast lane as a rumored Spears-NASCAR…

  4. Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Disco Nouveau, the nÜ-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. With Disco Nouveau, the nü-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. The robust Disco Nouveau, from Ann Arbor,…

  5. Chesney's 'Young' Wins Big At CMT Flameworthy

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Tob Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male…

  6. Soca Gold 2002

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those who couldn't make it to carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, VP Records has once again performed a public service by collecting all the soca (soul-calypso) hits from carnival season in a two-CD For those who couldn't make it to carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, VP Records has…

  7. Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; National Orchestra and Choir of France/Bernard Haitink

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece PellÉas et MÉlisande. One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande. The tender, tragic work still…

  8. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  9. Hot Product

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Eminem, the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, and more. 'Show' Time If pervasive pre-release piracy is any indication, Eminem's new Aftermath/Interscope album "The Eminem Show" is destined to be one of the…

  10. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  11. Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Triple Up At ACMs

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from…

  12. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  13. Bertelsmann Breathes New Life Into Napster

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, parent of label group BMG, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of embattled online file sharing service Napster, Billboard Bulletin reports. In a surprise turn of events, found Bertelsmann, parent of label group BMG, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of…

  14. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for final category, Flameworthy video of the year,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  16. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy…

  17. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine…

  18. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  20. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Westerberg, MTV VMAs

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, MTV VMAs R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe tells Billboard.com the veteran Georgia-based rock act is working on songs for its next Warner Bros. studio album. "We're writing now," he said last night (May 1) at a New York screening for the film "…

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