1. Incubus Plans North American Tour

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Incubus will kick off a North American tour April 11 in Portland, Ore., in support of its latest Immortal/Epic set "Morning View." The 50-date tour will be sponsored by Honda Civic, wh Modern rock act Incubus will kick off a North American tour April 11 in Portland,…

  2. Early Recordings By Backstreeter Carter Due

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hip-O Records will on March 26 release "Nick Carter: Before The 'Boys' 1989-1993," a collection of recordings made by the Backstreet Boys member before the boy band launched him to international fame. Hip-O Records will on March 26 release "Nick Carter: Before The &…

  3. 'VU & Nico' Debut To Be Reissued In March

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most influential debut albums, is getting an overhaul. The 1967 bow of rock luminaries the Velvet Underground will be re-released March 5 by Polydor/UM "The Velvet Underground and Nico," one of rock's most…

  4. Prince's Spring Tour Grows

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enigmatic R&B/funk artist Prince has confirmed 28 dates for his planned U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "The Rainbow Children" (NPG). As previously reported, the One Nite Alone With Prin Enigmatic R&B/funk artist Prince has confirmed 28 dates for his planned U.S.…

  5. Usher Plans Spring North American Trek

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with a North American tour this spring. The artist's Evolution tour, which will follow a busy European itinerary, is After being forced off the road last November, R&B singer Usher will make good with…

  6. Montell Jordan Opens Up Like Never Before

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan," due Feb. 26, the Los Angeles native made music that means something to him. Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan,…

  7. Phish Fries Up Next Batch Of Live Albums

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live Phish series, due April 16 from Elektra. The performances, each covering three discs, are: 8/26/89 (Townshend Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live…

  8. Will A Peter Gabriel Disc Show 'Up' In 2002?

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow-up to 1992's "Us" (Geffen), for more than five years, and this may be the year it finally sees the light. According to the artist's official Web site Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow…

  9. Stephen, Julian Marley In Florida Pot Bust

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley have been arrested in north Florida after officers found marijuana in their car. Julian Marley, 26, and Stephen Marley, 29, also reggae musicians, each were Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley have been arrested in north Florida after…

  10. J. Lo. Kicks Jackson Out Of No. 1

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the three-week run of Alan Jackson's "Drive" atop The Billboard 200, and makes Lopez the first artist to rule the chart with a remix album. Lopez' Epic album sold Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the…

  11. Green Day, Blink Plan 'Pop Disaster'

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day and Blink-182 will co-headline the Pop Disaster tour, kicking off April 17 in Bakersfield, Calif. Although venues have In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day…

  12. U2 Considering Summer Euro Tour

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful "Elevation" arena tour into 2002, U2 manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard Bulletin, "We are considering touring in Europe this sum Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful …

  13. Stabbing Westward Throws In The Towel

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four albums. The group posted a message on its official Web site over the weekend saying the members had amicably de Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four…

  14. Neil Young Finalizes 'Passionate' Album

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," and The track listing for rock legend Neil Young&…

  15. Linda Eder's 'Gold': Her Crossover Album?

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" (her sixth recording overall), could actually be her debut for the label. For the first time, the artist has created a collection of songs th In theory, Linda Eder's fourth effort for Atlantic, "Gold" …

  16. Performances Spark BBC Folk Awards

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST A rare live performance by former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews and lifetime achievement awards for both the Chieftains and Fairport Convention were among the highlights of the third annual BBC A rare live performance by former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews and lifetime…

  17. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan. 6 at Green's Grocery in Leiper's…

  18. Blink-182's DeLonge Suits Up Boxcar Racer

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar Racer, due to be released May 14 on MCA. Featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Dave Kenned Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar…

  19. Cornershop Tease New Set With 24-Hour Remix

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Indian-influenced British rock act Cornershop is attempting to stream the longest ever remix by broadcasting an ever-changing, continuously mixed version of the 14-minute track "Spectral Mornings." Indian-influenced British rock act Cornershop is attempting to stream the longest…

  20. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in…

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