1. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  2. Imbruglia Signs On For Film Debut

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have signed to star opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson in Working Title Films' spy spoof "Johnny English," according to the fi John Malkovich and U.K.-based Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia have…

  3. Newsted, Freed Sign On For Gov't Mule Dates

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will join Gov't Mule for a string of upcoming shows. The…

  4. Haggard Taking 'Roots' On The Road

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second Anti Records album, "Roots, Vol. 1." The trek will get underway April 11 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Ariz Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second…

  5. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  6. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

  7. Billboard Bits: Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Black

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Clint Black Rapper Busta Rhymes got a lift from some high-profile guest stars last night (March 12) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Rap duo M.O.P. joined Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad for a cover of the former's "Ante Up,"…

  8. White Lilies Island

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn," Aussie Natalie Imbruglia proves she's no one-hit wonder with the success of her current single, "Wrong Impression." Fans who pick up her sophomore After living in the shadow of her 1998 smash, "Torn,"…

  9. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  10. Hot Product

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Brandy, Natalie Imbruglia, Lo Fidelity Allstars, EchoBrain, and more. 'Moon' Shadow Brandy's "Full Moon" (Atlantic) comes on the heels of the young R&B star's secret marriage to producer Robert Smith and the recent announcement that…

  11. 'O Brother' Comes 'Down From The Mountain' Again

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the heels of a half-dozen associated Grammy Awards recognizing the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack phenomenon, the Down From the Mountain tour it inspired will hit the road again this summe On the heels of a half-dozen associated Grammy Awards recognizing the "O…

  12. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  14. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  15. Imbruglia Begins Post-'Torn' Career

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Every pop artist who's just starting out wishes for a No. 1 hit. But sometimes -- as Natalie Imbruglia knows too well -- you should be careful what you wish for. The Australian singer made a splash i Every pop artist who's just starting out wishes for a No. 1 hit. But sometimes --…

  16. Imbruglia Resurfaces On 'White Lilies Island'

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several months after its international release, Natalie Imbruglia's sophomore album, "White Lilies Island," will be issued March 5 in North America by RCA. "Island," the follow-up to the former Austra Several months after its international release, Natalie Imbruglia&…

  17. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  18. Billboard Bits: Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C.

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alanis, Big Head Todd, Run-D.M.C. Alanis Morissette will record an hour-long MTV Live performance Feb. 4 before a select audience of 1600 at the Propaganda in Milan. The performance will be broadcast exclusively across the MTV Europe Network, reaching more than 100 million homes.…

  19. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…

  20. Josh Groban Finds His Fans Through TV

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Move over, Russell Watson. Josh Groban is the latest singer to find commercial success with a blend of pop and operatic music. Groban's eponymous debut album on 143/Warner Bros. Records is catching on Move over, Russell Watson. Josh Groban is the latest singer to find commercial success…

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