1. Legendary Ralph Stanley Offers Solo Album

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio activity, acoustic legend Ralph Stanley has hit a remarkably productive streak and is showing no signs of settling At an age when most professional musicians are ready to back off both road and studio…

  2. New Sigur Ros Album 'Less Polished, Sweet'

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release, according to a post from the band on its Icelandic record label Web site. Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release,…

  3. Doves Soar On Sophomore 'Broadcast'

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The hype machine that is U.K. rock journalism has proclaimed just about every new band as the next big thing at one point or another, but rare is the act that truly lives up to such billing over the l The hype machine that is U.K. rock journalism has proclaimed just about every new band as…

  4. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song…

  5. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

  6. Musiq, Lauryn Hill Storm The Charts

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "Juslisen" (Def Soul), which sold 260,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist, formerly known as Musiq Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "…

  7. Live Aid's Geldof Lobbies For Africa's Poor

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments hav Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for…

  8. Billboard Bits: St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnson

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnnie Johnson The Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge, and Joe will be the star attractions at the 6th annual St. Kitts International Music Festival, slated for June 27-30 on the Carribean island of St. Kitts. The festival, which will take place at the island…

  9. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

  10. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  11. Dionne Warwick Faces Pot Charge

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran entertainer Dionne Warwick faces a misdemeanor charge following her arrest at Miami International Airport for allegedly carrying 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside an empty lipstick cont Veteran entertainer Dionne Warwick faces a misdemeanor charge following her arrest at Miami…

  12. Rebelution

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Stampley dips deeply and often into the Bocephus well, but nevertheless proves a capable songwriter and singer with personality on such Dixie-fried observations as "American Offline," "Dirt Road Tony Stampley dips deeply and often into the Bocephus well, but nevertheless…

  13. 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…

  14. Oasis Unveils North American Tour Plans

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming fifth studio album, "Heathen Chemistry," due July 2 via Epic. Dates begin Aug. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and are cur Oasis has announced details of a North American tour in support of its forthcoming…

  15. Weezer On 'Maladroit'

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the positive results of both a recent spat with the band's label, Geffen/Interscope-concerning the forthcoming "Maladroit" (due M Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is on the phone from Los Angeles, listing the…

  16. B2K To 'Scream' Along With Bow Wow

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping Epic quartet B2K and newcomer Jhene will join Bow Wow (who at 15 is trying to shed the "Lil'" from his moniker) on his summer's Scream 2 tour, which kicks off July 25 in Memphis. B2K is Chart-topping Epic quartet B2K and newcomer Jhene will join Bow Wow (who…

  17. Nnenna Freelon Honors Stevie Wonder

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving into high gear seems indisputable. With five Grammy Award nominations to her credit and an increasingly hectic touring sc The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving…

  18. Dylan, Hill, Gray, Krauss Get Their 'Ya-Yas' Out

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." New songs by Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill will be featured on the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to "Divine…

  19. Marilyn Manson Case Nearing Resolution

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An Oakland County (Mich.) judge has refused to remove another judge from the assault case involving Marilyn Manson, clearing the way for a likely resolution of the case. An Oakland County (Mich.) judge has refused to remove another judge from the assault case involving Marilyn Manson,…

  20. Jewel Gears Up For Euro Tour

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she starts her European tour next week. She will not be able to play her guitar onstage because of a horse riding accident last mon Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she…

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