1. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  2. Sasha & Digweed Get 'Heavy' On Spring Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt across North America, dubbed the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour. The famed mixing duo will be transporting its own DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt…

  3. Sheryl Crow Is Vulnerable, Vibrant On 'C'Mon, C'Mon'

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Sheryl Crow found out while making her new album "C'mon, C'mon" (out April 9 on A&M), music does not always have charms, in the words of English playwright William Congreve, "to soothe the sava As Sheryl Crow found out while making her new album "C'…

  4. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in…

  5. No Doubt To Rock North America In March

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST No Doubt has begun lining up dates for a spring North American tour in support of its latest Interscope release, "Rock Steady." Set to hit these shores beginning March 18 in Sacramento, Calif., the to No Doubt has begun lining up dates for a spring North American tour in support of…

  6. U.K.'s Starsailor Riding High In U.S.

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than waving a couple of New Musical Express covers under the noses of American tastemakers. But with a program of liv The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than…

  7. 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…

  8. Sonic Youth Prepping Reissues

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for rarities that will bolster Universal's upcoming reissues of the group's "Daydream Nation" (1988), "Goo" (1990), and "Dirty" (1992) albums. Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for…

  9. Cave Reschedules North American Tour

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The trek replaces a fall 2001 tour that was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 terr Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will kick off a North American tour April 16-17 at the Wiltern…

  10. Craig David Plans 2002 North American Tour

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North American tour. Due to kick off Jan. 29 at Billboard Live in Miami, the Armani Jeans-sponsored tour will last throug U.K. 2-step sensation Craig David has confirmed dates for his first full-scale North…

  11. Billboard Bits: So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more The entire 11-date U.K. tour of controversial garage collective So Solid Crew and domestic dance duo Oxide & Neutrino have been canceled due to safety concerns. Promoters and authorities pulled a number of dates earlier this week in response to…

  12. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  13. Starsailor Plans Maiden U.S. Tour

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hotly tipped U.K. rock act Starsailor will begin its first U.S. tour Dec. 2 in Boston. Five major-market club dates follow, as does a Dec. 11 appearance on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." On Jan. 11, Hotly tipped U.K. rock act Starsailor will begin its first U.S. tour Dec. 2…

  14. Billboard Bits: U2, Charlatans, Albert Hague

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on U2, Charlatans, Albert Hague Irish rock act U2 will be among the guests on a special Thanksgiving Day episode of NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." The show will be broadcast for U.S. servicemen and women stationed in 175 countries and aboard 150 Navy ships via…

  15. Update: 'Prankster' Ken Kesey Dies

    November 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed against authority in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and orchestrated an LSD-fueled bus ride that helped immortalize the era, died Satu Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed…

  16. Underground Hip-Hop Thrives On 'Cali Comm'

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A host of underground hip-hop favorites, including the Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco (also known as Cali Agents), and Pep Love hit the road last week on the first Cali Comm tour A host of underground hip-hop favorites, including the Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet…

  17. Rhino Scours No. 1 Hits For Soul Box Set

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits -- for the six-CD box set "Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience," due Oct. 16. The set features familiar hits from Marv Rhino has compiled 136 tracks -- 64 of which were No. 1 R&B and pop hits …

  18. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  19. Que Bo Gold Sticks With 'Red Clay'

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The stain left by the red dirt that's indigenous to the South -- called "red clay" by the locals -- is nearly impossible to remove. And that's how newcomer Que Bo Gold (aka Niqua Jones) describes his The stain left by the red dirt that's indigenous to the South --…

  20. Kool & The Gang Return With 'Gangland'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B veterans Kool & the Gang will on Aug. 22 release their 23rd album, "Kool & the Gang Presents Gangland." The KFTA album will be the first since the group's long-time lead singer JT Tayl R&B veterans Kool & the Gang will on Aug. 22 release their 23rd album…

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