1. Kenny G Single To Aid Sept. 11 Funds

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will donate royalties and net proceeds from the saxophonist's next single to two funds aiding firefighters and police w Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will…

  2. Artists Celebrate 'Being Out'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed to openness and honesty" have contributed tracks to the benefit compilation "Being Out Rocks." A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain Smooth jazz mainstay Kenny G will release his third holiday album, "Wishes," Oct. 22 via Arista. The set follows the saxophonist's 1994 release "Miracles - The Holiday Album" and 1999's "Faith - A Holiday Album,"…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  5. Bennett, Lang Prepare 'Wonderful' Duets Album

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in May, crooners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang are readying an album of duets for a Nov. 5 release. "A Wonderful World" (RPM/Columbia) was produced by T Bone Burnett and comprises songs as As tipped here in May, crooners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang are readying an album…

  6. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  7. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour …

  8. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  9. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  10. Stones Offer A Career Taste On 'Licks'

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective double-disc, set for an Oct. 1 release via Virgin (Sept. 30 outside North America; Sept. 23 in Japan). The 4 As expected , the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective…

  11. Billboard Bits: Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies 'N Sync's Lance Bass is negotiating with the Russian Space Agency at its cosmonaut training center as part of his bid to become the next space tourist, officials said today (July 9). Bass arrived at Russia's Star City, north of Moscow,…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  13. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes Mental and physical exhaustion suffered by guitarist Zakk Wylde is being blamed for the cancelation of a half-dozen European Ozzfest tour dates. "Ozzfest 2002 has been a particularly grueling tour for Wylde as he does double duty opening the show…

  15. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Nelson

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Willie Nelson A new Bruce Springsteen album is tentatively scheduled for a July 30 release via Columbia, Billboard Bulletin reports. That date could change though, as Springsteen is said to be still recording. The as-yet-untitled set, recorded with…

  16. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among…

  17. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  18. 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…

  19. King, Lang, Diddley On Tap For Doheny Blues Fest

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blues legends B.B. King and Bo Diddley, as well as contemporary blues stars such as Jonny Lang and Marcia Ball, will be on hand for the Doheny Blues Festival next weekend in Dana Point, Calif. Produce Blues legends B.B. King and Bo Diddley, as well as contemporary blues stars such as Jonny…

  20. Stones Make Grand Entrance To Announce Tour

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon (May 7) to announce their 2002/2003 world tour, which, as first reported here this morning, will kick off Sept. 5 at The Rolling Stones arrived by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park this afternoon …

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