1. Elton John To Stump For Janet Reno

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has become the latest of Janet Reno's celebrity friends to aid her campaign to become governor of Florida, agreeing to sing at a September fundraiser. Elton John has become the latest of Janet Reno's celebrity friends to aid her campaign to become governor of Florida,…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel. 2001 - Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel.…

  3. Ozzy Making Early Return To Ozzfest

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two weeks earlier than expected. Osbourne planned to miss 11 shows to be with his wife Sharon, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. "Sharon now re Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two weeks earlier than expected. Osbourne planned…

  4. Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the January 2003 release of the as-yet-untitled debut album from his new band, the Healers. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the…

  5. McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon a Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debu 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "…

  7. Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15 release for his label debut. Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15…

  8. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  9. 'The Osbournes' Headed To DVD

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first season of MTV's "The Osbournes" will be coming to DVD later this year, confirms a spokesperson for Buena Vista Home Video, the VHS/DVD arm of the Walt Disney Co.'s Miramax Films. A fall rele The first season of MTV's "The Osbournes" will be coming…

  10. Andrew W.K. Living It Up On Ozzfest

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like a bloody nose on the face of pop rock music, Andrew W.K. (real name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier) has sucker-punched the Ozzfest set with his in-your-face/dance-on-the-barstool Island debut "I Get Wet." Like a bloody nose on the face of pop rock music, Andrew W.K. (real name: Andrew…

  11. Dreamland

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rare among '70s hard-rockers, Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant has led an exemplary solo career, with his previous six albums all marked by broad musical sympathies, exquisite taste, and a yen for exper Rare among '70s hard-rockers, Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant has led an exemplary…

  12. Pavana: The Virgin Harpsichord

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The virginal (an early kind of harpsichord) was the instrument of choice for a school of Renaissance-era English composers, from Byrd and Gibbons to Bull, Morley, and Tomkins—thus the group's n The virginal (an early kind of harpsichord) was the instrument of choice for a school of…

  13. Osbournes Sued Over MTV Show Idea

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon, claiming that the couple stole his idea for their hit MTV series, "The Osbournes." In the suit, filed A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife…

  14. Enrique Road-Tripping For Spanish Album

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in September for a North American tour supporting the album. Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in…

  15. Linda Thompson Returns After 17 Years

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's more than just a little irony in the title of Linda Thompson's new album, "Fashionably Late": The CD, which Rounder issues July 30, is her first album of new material since "One Clear Moment" came out in 1985…

  16. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio…

  17. Kathy Mattea Blooms On 'Roses'

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a long and very successful career as a country artist, Kathy Mattea is branching out musically with "Roses," due July 30 from Narada Records. To help further her musical evolution, she signed with Narada, a label located far away…

  18. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  19. English Producer Gus Dudgeon Killed

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway and down an embankment in Berkshire, England, last night (July 22). A female passenger in the car, believed Veteran English record producer Gus Dudgeon was killed when his Jaguar veered off a motorway…

  20. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

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