1. Smith's 'MiB II' Stays On Top At Box Office

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch atop the box office heap this weekend, but the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film proved too tough to beat and held on to its crown Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch…

  2. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  3. Rock, Hip-Hop Stars Do Battle On 'XXX'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack to "XXX," due Aug. 6. The set is divided into rock and hip-hop discs; the first single from the rock disc is Hatebreed's "I Will Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack…

  4. Nelly's 'Nellyville' Nails No. 1 Again

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 has been renamed "Nellyville." The latest Universal set from rapper Nelly notched another week at the top after selling 447,000 copi For a second straight week, the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 has been…

  5. 'The Barbershop' Boasts Fresh Cuts

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, wh Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux…

  6. Phil Collins Returns To 'Testify'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo album in six years, "Testify," due Nov. 12 from Atlantic. "Testify" marks the first release of new Collins music since the 1999 Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo…

  7. Smith's 'MiBII' Sets Holiday Box Office Record

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Men in Black II" blasted the record books on the July Fourth holiday, vaporizing an estimated $90 million since its release last Wednesday and an estimated $54.1 million during the three-day weekend "Men in Black II" blasted the record books on the July Fourth holiday,…

  8. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  9. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  10. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny…

  11. Lil' Romeo Signs On For A Taste of 'Honey'

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil' Romeo has taken a sweet role starring opposite Jessica Alba ("Dark Angel") in Universal Pictures' "Honey." Music video director Bille Woodruff will make his feature directorial debut on th Rapper Lil' Romeo has taken a sweet role starring…

  12. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  13. Usher, Busta, Eve Jamaica-Bound

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the imported headliners set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica's fourth annual Sashi Experience festival. To be held Aug. 25, the eve Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the…

  14. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  15. Blue Man Group Gets 'Complex'

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Performance art troupe Blue Man Group is plunging headfirst into the rock world for its upcoming stint on the Area2 tour, scaling back its theatrics and putting more emphasis on the musical aspect of Performance art troupe Blue Man Group is plunging headfirst into the rock world for its…

  16. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief After spending nearly two years planning online subscription services, at least two major labels appear to have altered course, Billboard Bulletin reports. Universal Music Group (UMG) will soon allow fans to purchase individual songs via Liquid…

  18. 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…

  19. Stars Set For Roving Verizon Festival

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which is set to hit four cities this fall. The festival kicks off Sept. 17-22 in New York Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002…

  20. Audiovent Boosted By Incubus Ties

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When the members of Audiovent (originally known as Vent) -- lead singer Jason Boyd, guitarist Benjamin Einziger, bassist Paul Fried, and drummer Jamin Wilcox -- first gathered in the early '90s to explore their mutual interest in music, they…

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