1. Krall Continues Touring For 'Love'

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazz artist Diana Krall has launched the second leg of her tour in support of "The Look of Love" (Verve), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart and a career-best No. 9 on The Bil Jazz artist Diana Krall has launched the second leg of her tour in support of…

  2. Travis Drummer Stabilized After Surgery

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France. Travis drummer Neil Primrose has been stabilized after surgery to repair injuries sustained in a swimming accident last week in France, according to a…

  3. Travis Drummer Injured, Tour Dates Canceled

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of four European concerts (July 15 in Lucca, Italy; July 16 in Rome; Jul Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort,…

  4. 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…

  5. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy' The Bonnaroo Festival, which debuted June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn., will be reprised next year, according to promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment. The inaugural event attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close…

  6. Balamouk

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The inventive French sextet Les Yeux Noirs has developed a sizable following in Europe for its conflation of Eastern European Gypsy and klezmer traditions, with a hint of French-Gypsy jazz à la The inventive French sextet Les Yeux Noirs has developed a sizable following in Europe for its…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Who, Nelly, Celine Dion, and Barney/Marlene Duval. HERE'S A WHO: Veteran British rockers the Who have their highest-charting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 20 years. "The Ultimate Collection" (UTV/MCA) enters the chart at No. 31, the group'…

  8. Bono Urges Chirac To Champion Africa

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion for Africa" when he and other world leaders meet next week to discuss a new African development plan. U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion…

  9. Morcheeba Looks To Brazil For 'Charango'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "Charango," July 1 internationally via EastWest and July 16 in North America on Reprise/Sire. The 12-track set finds the band U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "…

  10. Chili Peppers Take The Long 'Way' Back

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. album, "By the Way," due in stores July 9. He took inspirati Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship'…

  11. Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; National Orchestra and Choir of France/Bernard Haitink

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece PellÉas et MÉlisande. One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande. The tender, tragic work still…

  12. Moby Plans Two-Month European Tour

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby has lined up a two-month European tour in support of his brand new V2/Mute album, "18," which is No. 1 in 12 European countries and debuts this week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200. The trek begins Moby has lined up a two-month European tour in support of his brand new V2/Mute…

  13. 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,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on La Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate La Route du Rock, a French pop and electronic festival now in its 12th year of existence, has announced the lineup for this year's version of the event. Sigur Ros, DJ Shadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Royskopp, and the Notwist are…

  15. 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…

  16. K's Choice Eyes 'Happy' Return To U.S.

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It has been four years since folk-pop act K's Choice last released an album in the U.S., yet the band has stayed active in Europe and in its Belgian homeland. They've kept busy by embarking on often s It has been four years since folk-pop act K's Choice last released an album…

  17. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  18. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…

  19. Update: Bowie Plays Booking Agent For Meltdown

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs Jun David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival ,…

  20. Cranberries Unearth 'Treasure Box'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As previously tipped here, Island/UME will on May 14 release a box set containing Irish pop quartet the Cranberries' first four albums, each expanded with bonus material from the recording sessions. As previously tipped here , Island/UME will on May 14 release a box set containing Irish…

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