1. Grisman, Bush Set For 'JamGrass' Festival Tour

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acoustic and improvisational music will return to the summer festival circuit this summer with the launch of the inaugural JamGrass 2002 tour. The run will feature the David Grisman Quintet, the Sam B Acoustic and improvisational music will return to the summer festival circuit this summer…

  2. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  3. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey The Pixies will be the subject of a nine-track collection of rarities due July 9 from spinART. Consisting of the remnants of the same 1987 recording session that yielded the band's seminal debut, "Come On Pilgrim," the self-titled disc will…

  4. Widespread Panic Reacts To Fan Death

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jam band Widespread Panic today (April 30) released a statement expressing its sympathy for the fan who died during the band's performance Saturday night in Pelham, Ala. Jam band Widespread Panic today (April 30) released a statement expressing its sympathy for the fan who died during…

  5. 'Now 9' Hits Double Platinum

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!…

  6. Weezer Whacked With Suit By Former Bassist

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members of the band, its lawyers, and the group's former management and accountants. The complaint, filed April 19 in the Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members…

  7. New Album Sees The Tragically Hip 'In Violet Light'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American release of its ninth studio album, "In Violet Light." Produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, Genesis, the Police) and rec Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American…

  8. 'Songcatcher II' Collects Traditional Tunes

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired the Movie" for a May 7 North American release. The 17-track set of traditional folk ballads mined from the la Vanguard Records is preparing the compilation "Songcatcher II: The Tradition…

  9. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  10. Sinatra Jr. Brings Dad's Songs To Vegas

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las Vegas Strip next month in a show called "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." The show, which will run May 8-15 at the MGM Grand hotel/casino, wi Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las…

  11. Billboard Bits: 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster Boy band 98 Degrees, currently on a self-imposed hiatus, will release a career retrospective compilation May 7 on CD and DVD. "98 Degrees: The Collection" will draw tracks from each of the band's four studio albums, while the DVD adds …

  12. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  13. Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira To Salute Aerosmith

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to Aerosmith. As previously reported, Kid Rock, Train, and Pink will also perform A Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for…

  14. Our Lady Peace Catches Up With 'Gravity'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via Columbia, according to a post on the band's... Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via…

  15. New Compilation Pays Homage To Johnny Paycheck

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists, Johnny Paycheck receives the star treatment with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck," due April 30 on Columbia/ Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists,…

  16. Sevendust Set To 'Rock The Boat'

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off Wednesday (April 3) and is currently booked through May 23 in Kansas City, Mo. The trek will fea Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour,…

  17. Trey Anastasio Steps Out Of Phish's Shadow

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly afternoon in late February, the frontman for seminal Vermont jam band Phish is pacing around New York's fabled Electric Lady St Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  19. Female Artists Set For V-Day Benefit

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop artist Eve, R&B singer Amel Larrieux, mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, and inspirational female a capella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock will take part in V-Day Harlem 2002, a benefit for co Hip-hop artist Eve, R&B singer Amel Larrieux, mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, and…

  20. Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs w As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON…

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