1. Widespread Panic Notches Five Jammy Nods

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy Awards, including nods in the live performance and live album of the year categories. The event, which recognizes "mu With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Korn, moe./Les

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Elton John, Korn, moe./Les Elton John lost his case today (June 24) at London's Court of Appeal, which he had hoped would revive his multimillion-dollar negligence claim against his former accountants. John claimed that his manager, rather than himself, should pay the costs for…

  4. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, …

  5. Fans To Get Moe. For Les

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The preciously named moe. or les festival will pair two icons of the jam-band scene, moe. and Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade, for a weekend of music and camping July 12-13 at Wilmer's Park in Bran The preciously named moe. or les festival will pair two icons of the jam-band…

  6. Bonnaroo Fest Bolsters Lineup

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Bonnaroo festival, set for June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn. Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup…

  7. Chesney Gallops Straight To No. 1

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA…

  8. Jam Favorites Sign On For Bonnaroo Festival

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper,…

  9. Village Voice Compiles 'Love Songs For NYC'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST A diverse collection of artists such as Moby, Afrikaa Bambaataa, Loudon Wainwright III, and Baaba Maal have donated tracks to "Love Songs for NYC," a compilation assembled by Village Voice Media. A diverse collection of artists such as Moby, Afrikaa Bambaataa, Loudon Wainwright III,…

  10. Krall Tops Canada's National Jazz Awards

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National Jazz Awards Sunday night in Toronto. The Nanaimo, British Columbia-native was named musician of the year and best inter Singer/pianist Diana Krall was the big winner at the Canada's inaugural National…

  11. Jam Bands Sign On For 'Superfly During Jazzfest'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood, Gov't Mule, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli, the New Deal, and Galactic are among the acts confirmed for the Superfly During Jazzfest concert series, set for April 2 Gov't Mule, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli,…

  12. Billboard Bits: DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge, Ice-T, Cracker Rapper/actor Ice-T will host the 16th annual DMC/Technics U.S. turntablist finals Aug. 24 at San Francisco's Club Townsend. The competition features 17 regional winners from qualifying competitions across America battling for the U.S.…

  13. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  14. Diversity Is Key At N.Y. SummerStage Series

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living Colour, and Bebel Gilberto highlight the 16th season of New York's Central Park SummerStage concert series. This year's p Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living…

  15. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink, Lionel Richie, Popstars 'LADY' FLASH: All four of the artists involved with the new version of "Lady Marmalade" have been in the top-10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, although some have been there more than others.…

  16. Billboard Bits: Outkast, Ben Harper, Beta Band!

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Outkast, Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Beta Bandy Outkast's three concerts this week in Florida will be sponsored by the Florida "truth" anti-tobacco campaign. Bandanas, T-shirts, and necklaces were designed for group principals Big Boi and Andre emblazoned with…

  17. Billboard Bits: Stone Gossard, Madonna, Moe Koffman

    March 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Stone Gossard, Matt Chamberlain, Pete Droge, Brad, Satchel, Sean Smith, Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Rocco, Moe Koffman Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has completed what will be the first solo album from a member of the veteran Seattle rock outfit. The album, titled "Bay…

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