1. This Is New

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Bridgewater feted Ella Fitzgerald on 1997's Dear Ella, there was little chance that the singer's hyper-dynamic persona would get lost in the magnitude of performing such storied material. When Bridgewater feted Ella Fitzgerald on 1997's Dear Ella, there was little chance…

  2. Cincinnati Lifts GA Ban For The Boss

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be lifted for a Bruce Springsteen concert this fall, officials said. A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be…

  3. FSOL Resurfaces With 'The Isness'

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Future Sound of London (FSOL) -- Brian Dougans and Gaz Cobain -- returns to the recording world for the first time in six years with "The Isness." It arrives Aug. 13 via Hypnotic/Cleopatra and follows 1996's "Dead Cities."…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr.

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kurt Cobain, TMBG, Harry Connick Jr. "Journals," a hardcover book replicating the diaries of late Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain is near completion and will go on sale Nov. 11, Riverhead Books co-editorial director Julie Grau tells Billboard.com. "It's a replica of his…

  5. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart…

  6. Morcheeba Looks To Brazil For 'Charango'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "Charango," July 1 internationally via EastWest and July 16 in North America on Reprise/Sire. The 12-track set finds the band U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "…

  7. Judge Nixes Courtney Love's Legal Challenge

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out Courtney Love's challenge to a California labor code as part of her lawsuit against Universal Music Group and Geffen Records. Judge Fumiko Wasserman y A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out Courtney Love's challenge to a…

  8. Hole Calls It A Career

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hole, the Courtney Love-led rock outfit that shot to fame in the mid-'90s on the strength of singles such as "Doll Parts" and "Asking for It," has officially called it quits. "I will always treasure t Hole, the Courtney Love-led rock outfit that shot to fame in…

  9. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  10. Middlehope

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. Rebecca Martin's jazzy vocals lent a sleepy, coquettish charm to the work she did with the now-defunct folk-pop band Once Blue. So it isn't surprising…

  11. Collaborators Span The Globe In '1 Giant Leap'

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The creators of the acclaimed multi-media project "1 Giant Leap" will preview its DVD component at screenings tonight (May 2) in San Francisco and next week in Los Angeles and Toronto. Duncan Bridgema The creators of the acclaimed multi-media project "1 Giant Leap" will…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  13. Smith, Third Day, McKeehan Clean Up At Doves

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Toby McKeehan were the big winners at the Gospel Music Association's 33rd annual Dove Awards, handed out last night (April 25) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Toby McKeehan were the big winners at the Gospel Music…

  14. Judge Denies Mental Exam For Love

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love will not be required to submit to a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, a Seattle judge ruled yesterday (April 24). In a written ruling, Washington State Superior Court Judge Robert Al Courtney Love will not be required to submit to a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, a…

  15. Judge To Rule On Love Psych Exam

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge in Seattle says he'll decide in seven to 10 days whether to order Courtney Love to have a psychological examination. A judge in Seattle says he'll decide in seven to 10 days whether to order Courtney Love to have a psychological examination. As previously reported , lawyers…

  16. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  17. Center City Brass Quintet

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Most classical record buyers wouldn't be tempted by a brass-band album of German cabaret and Broadway tunes—but they should think twice about that. Most classical record buyers wouldn't be tempted by a brass-band album of German cabaret and Broadway tunes—but they should think twice…

  18. Grohl Reverts To The 'Stone' Age

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has put the band's fourth studio album on hold in favor of a return to the drum kit on tour with Queens Of The Stone Age. "Everything that we recorded came out great, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has put the band's fourth studio album on…

  19. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  20. Publisher Acquires 'Intimate' Cobain Journals

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to the personal journals of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and plans to publish a hardcover book based on them late this year. The di Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to the personal journals of…

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