1. Judas Priest Hits The Road, Readies DVD

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to…

  2. Ex-Verve Members 'Shine' Again

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Verve bassist Simon Jones and guitarist Simon Tong have resurfaced in the band the Shining, which will release its Epic debut, "True Skies," this fall in North America. The Shining will play it Former Verve bassist Simon Jones and guitarist Simon Tong have resurfaced in the…

  3. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arnold Schwarzenegger). "The Late Show…

  4. The Osbourne Family Album

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. While this compilation could be the trigger, it deserves to be consumed for what it really is—a primer…

  5. Don't Be 'Cruel': Soft Cell Breaks Its Silence

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first album in 18 years. Due Sept. 10 on Cooking Vinyl/spinART, "Cruelty Without Beauty" is the first Soft Cell record since Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first…

  6. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  7. Songwriters Claim Spears Pirated Song

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two musicians have filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears, claiming that a couple of songs on her multiplatinum second Jive album, "Oops! ... I Did It Again," were based on a tune they wrote. Philadel Two musicians have filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears, claiming that a couple…

  8. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

  9. Beth Orton Re-Emerges On 'Daybreaker'

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beth Orton feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most would probably imagine that as Beth Orton toured Europe and America in support of her sophomore set, the celebrated "Central Reservation," the young British folkie was having the time of her life. After only…

  10. Good Morning Aztlán

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's difficult for any act to intersperse bits of Spanish into English tracks—particularly rock tracks—without coming off as somewhat hokey. It's difficult for any act to intersperse bits of Spanish into English tracks—particularly rock tracks—without coming off as somewhat hokey.…

  11. Jackson Reforms Band For 'Look Sharp' Anniversary

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop veteran Joe Jackson is going back on his word. Even though he had said it would never happen, he is reforming the original Joe Jackson Band to record an album and tour in celebration of next year' Pop veteran Joe Jackson is going back on his word. Even though he had said it would…

  12. No Label No Problem For Morrissey Tour

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Label-less U.K. rock icon Morrissey will play his first live dates in two years this summer, beginning Aug. 1 in Salt Lake City. So far, only a handful of West Coast shows are set, including a three-n Label-less U.K. rock icon Morrissey will play his first live dates in two years this summer,…

  13. Osbournes Sign Deal For Merchandise Onslaught

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just when you thought the media blitz surrounding Ozzy Osbourne and his family had reached absurd proportions, the family has inked an exclusive agreement with leading merchandise firm Signatures Netw Just when you thought the media blitz surrounding Ozzy Osbourne and his family had reached…

  14. Poll: Osbournes Becoming Overexposed

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne's clan is becoming too ubiquitous, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television s Ozzy Osbourne's clan is becoming too ubiquitous, according to 58% of voters…

  15. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.&…

  16. For Ella

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Such Austin pop/R&B gems as "Baby Come to Me" may find their way onto smooth jazz radio, but at her core, Austin has often exhibited the heart of a jazz singer—and that's what's on display Such Austin pop/R&B gems as "Baby Come to Me" may find their way…

  17. Somewhere Different

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music. Somewhere Different still…

  18. Thalía

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In Thalía, Mexican singer/actress Thalía brings forth a new sound that aims to be earthier, edgier, and far more rock-driven than her previous, more dulcified pop. In Thalía, Mexican singer/actress Thalía brings forth a new sound that aims to be earthier, edgier, and far more rock-driven than…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  20. Lowe Takes 'Convincer' On The Road

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Esteemed pop producer and artist Nick Lowe -- whose 11th album, "The Convincer" (Yep Roc), was released Sept. 11, 2001 -- has finally booked a North American tour to support the album, after initial e Esteemed pop producer and artist Nick Lowe -- whose 11th album, "The…

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