1. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

  2. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the…

  3. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  4. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  5. R. Kelly Faces Uncertain Future

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the scandal involving R. Kelly began to surface in February, the R&B singer's sparkling career seemed unstoppable. He had a much anticipated album with Jay-Z coming out, a hit on the charts Before the scandal involving R. Kelly began to surface in February, the R&B singer&…

  6. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  7. Billboard Bits: Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffett, Olsen Twins Late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin will be the subject of an upcoming concert DVD, "Rockpalast Live," due Aug. 20 from Pioneer Entertainment. The show was taped in Germany in April 1977 and features such perennial favorites as "…

  8. Springsteen, E Street To Rise Again In July

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After releasing just three studio albums in the past decade, Bruce Springsteen finished his latest record in eight weeks, and he was as surprised as anybody. "I woke up one morning, and I had a record After releasing just three studio albums in the past decade, Bruce Springsteen finished…

  9. J. Lo, Britney Top Teen Choice Noms

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears lead the field of music nominations for seventeen magazine's fourth annual Teen Choice Awards, set to air Aug. 19 on Fox. Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears lead the field of music nominations for seventeen magazine's fourth annual Teen Choice Awards…

  10. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  11. Life Force Radio

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio. Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio. For those familiar with Afu's 2000 debut, Body of the Life Force, the New York…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Lulu, Shakira, and Eminem. TO CHART WITH LOVE : When Glasgow-born pop singer Lulu had her very first chart single 38 years and one month ago, she had a top-10 hit the first time out. She's had to wait a little longer for her first top-10 album: 38 years and one…

  13. Latvia Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Eurovision Song Contest trophy remains in the Baltic States, as Latvia was a surprise first-time winner at the 47th annual competition, held Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia. Riga-born Marija Naumova, The Eurovision Song Contest trophy remains in the Baltic States, as Latvia was a surprise…

  14. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Nelson

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Bennett/Lang, Willie Nelson A new Bruce Springsteen album is tentatively scheduled for a July 30 release via Columbia, Billboard Bulletin reports. That date could change though, as Springsteen is said to be still recording. The as-yet-untitled set, recorded with…

  15. 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards Here are the winners for the 2002 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards, handed out May 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Video of the year: System of a Down, "Chop Suey!" (Director: Marcos Siega. Production Co.: Palomar…

  16. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  17. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  18. The Infinite

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on the funky ambience of In a Silent Way-era Miles Davis. Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on…

  19. FLA/Delerium's Fulber Conjures New Music

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial…

  20. Group Wants Springsteen For Senate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. sen Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?…

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