1. Bob Dylan To Star In 'Masked' Film

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Taking on his first acting role in 15 years, Bob Dylan has signed to star in Intermedia Films' tentatively titled "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/direct Taking on his first acting role in 15 years, Bob Dylan has signed to star in…

  2. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  3. Extended Grammys Telecast Adds More Talent

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, leading CBS to extend its planned three-hour live broadcast on Wednesday (Feb. 27) A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's…

  4. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but…

  5. CSNY Tour Revels In Spontaneity

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined repertoire, David Crosby tells Billboard.com that the band's second tour in three years is all about spontaneity and the unearth With more than 900 songs in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's combined…

  6. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

  7. The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has exuded these various musical ids with her moving vocal interpretations. Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has…

  8. Poll: Keys Is Best New Artist

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is the choice of music fans to win the best new artist honor at the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards. The J Records artist -- whose debut album, "Songs in A Min Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is the choice of music fans to win the best new…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 …

  11. Live at First Baptist Atlanta

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Emotionally charged performances, rousing songs, and audience enthusiasm are staples at any Southern gospel show—and such qualities are found in…

  12. Grammys Add Star Performers, Presenters

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies later this month. Also joining previously announced performers U2 and Al The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the…

  13. I'm Every Woman

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. The Ashford & Simpson-penned title track, of course, covers…

  14. AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. This…

  15. Baha Men 'Move' To Follow 'Dogs'

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Baha Men, who in 2000 rocketed to fame with the now ubiquitous international hit "Who Let the Dogs Out," will return March 26 with "Move It Like This." The S-Curve/Capitol album is led by the titl The Baha Men, who in 2000 rocketed to fame with the now ubiquitous…

  16. Shannon McNally's 'Jukebox' Holds Musical Variety

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as rich as a tobacco field. Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as…

  17. DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  19. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…

  20. Sonic Youth Prepping Reissues

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for rarities that will bolster Universal's upcoming reissues of the group's "Daydream Nation" (1988), "Goo" (1990), and "Dirty" (1992) albums. Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for…

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