1. 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…

  2. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million, Gaylord officials…

  3. The Who Launches Tour After Entwistle's Death

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their first concert since last week's sudden death of founding bassist John Entwistle. Guitarist Pete Townshend and singer The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their…

  4. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  5. Songs About Jane

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Adam Levine's soulful, syncopated delivery and Mickey Madden's loose, jazzy bass work make comparisons to Jamiroquai inevitable. Vocalist Adam Levine's soulful, syncopated delivery and Mickey Madden's loose, jazzy bass work make comparisons to Jamiroquai…

  6. 'Monica' Shows R&B Star Coming Of Age

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Monica will release her self-titled third album Aug. 20 via J Records. The set is said to be a blend of contemporary R&B, pop, and hip-hop, and features the production skills of such R&B star Monica will release her self-titled third album Aug. 20 via J Records. The set…

  7. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  8. Alicia Keys Antigua Show Canceled

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the concert's promoters didn't pay her appearance fees, her agent said. Scheduled for Friday night, the show was advertised a A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the…

  9. Britney Tops Forbes' Celebrity List

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its latest Celebrity 100 list. The 2002 list quantifies celebrity by combining earning power with star power, inc Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its…

  10. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Apples, Rockin' Roadhouse Rapper Mos Def and actor Franky G. and have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures' "The Italian Job," a remake of the 1969 Paramount release of the same name that starred Michael Caine and Benny Hill. This reinvention of…

  11. Wallflowers To Deliver 'Red Letter Days'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Wallflowers will release their fourth album, "Red Letter Days," Sept. 24 via Interscope, according to the band's official Web site. The Wallflowers will release their fourth album, "Red Letter Days," Sept. 24 via Interscope, according to the band's official…

  12. Billy Joel Checks Into Treatment Center

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. Billy Joel has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem," his record label said. The 53-year-old,…

  13. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  14. Summer Dead Reunion Still A Possibility

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Surviving members of the Grateful Dead are keeping alive plans for a reunion this summer, now that concert promoter Clear Channel Entertainment has appealed a Walworth County (Wisc.) highway committee Surviving members of the Grateful Dead are keeping alive plans for a reunion this summer,…

  15. Jagger's Forthcoming Knighthood Official

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British establishment, said Saturday he was delighted with his latest accolade -- a knighthood for his services to music. The 58-year-old a Mick Jagger, the rock'n'roll rebel and former scourge of the British…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu Pop/rock act Nine Days will release its sophomore album, "So Happily Unsatisfied," Sept. 17 via Epic. The album was produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse) and will be led by the single "Good Friend," due to hit U.S. radio outlets in…

  17. Hagar/Roth Outing Grows Second Leg

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth's Song for Song: The Heavyweight Champs of Rock'N'Roll tour will play a second leg of North American amphitheatre and arena dates, beginning July 23 in Bossier City, La. Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth's Song for Song: The Heavyweight Champs…

  18. Jackson, Manilow, Sting Inducted Into Songwriter Hall

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York last night (June 13) -- although he didn't show up to pick up his award. Jackson, who wrote hits such as "Don't Stop 'Til You Ge Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York…

  19. Panic Plans 'Seven Fiddler's' Fest

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both days of its own Seven Fiddler's Music Festival. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver, Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both…

  20. AOL Expanding 'Sessions' Music Program

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will be available exclusively to AOL High Speed Broadband subscribers. America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will…

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