1. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about Brian Jones' bones rolling in the grave, Old Souls & Wolf Tickets' very first track makes it clear that you're in for a With its swampy blend of chain-gang chant and voodoo blues and a lyric about…

  2. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Plan California Summit

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first national Summit last June in New York, has finalized plans for a West Coast Hip-Hop Summit next Thursday (Feb. 1 The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first…

  3. Lo Fi Allstars Feel 'Love' For Collaborators

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American release date for "Don't Be Afraid of Love" the sequel to its 1999 Columbia debut album "How To Operate With a Blown Mind." That albu U.K. rock act Lo Fidelity Allstars has set a March 5 North American…

  4. Billboard Bits: Brandy, Manilow, Saw Doctors

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Brandy, Manilow, and the Saw Doctors. R&B singer/actress Brandy revealed yesterday (Feb. 5) that she secretly wed music producer Robert Smith last year. "I've fallen in love with a very warm, gentle, understanding and focused person," the 22-year-old artist said…

  5. Martin, Spears Win Big At MTV Asia Awards

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia Awards on Saturday. Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, and Jackie Chan were among the honorees as 20 awards were ha Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia…

  6. On The Rise: Steve Holy Shines With 'Blue Moon'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the release of his debut album, "Blue Moon" (Curb Records), he has hit big with his first No. 1 country single, "Good Morning Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the…

  7. Songs Without Words II

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words solo piano series goes heavy on artists not affiliated with the label, some of whom are not even pianists by trade. Like its 1997 predecessor, the second volume in Windham Hill's Songs Without Words…

  8. Beneath the Raven Moon

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST There's something about the sound of a Native American flute that can be absolutely enchanting—and in the hands of a master like Mary Youngblood, the sound ably soothes tired bodies and souls. There's something about the sound of a Native American flute that can be absolutely…

  9. Emilio Estefan Sues Venezuelan Actor

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music mogul Emilio Estefan Jr., the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, sued an aspiring Venezuelan actor yesterday (Jan. 31), accusing him of defamation and abuse of process. The Miami Circuit Court su Music mogul Emilio Estefan Jr., the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, sued an aspiring…

  10. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name:…

  11. The Who: Together Again, For A Good Cause

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who -- vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, and bassist John Entwistle -- is about to hit the stag Almost 40 years after its members declared they hoped they died before they got old, the Who…

  12. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  13. Cardigans Working On New Album

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Swedish pop band the Cardigans are readying a new album for a fall release on Stockholm Records, Billboard.com has learned, although no specific release date has been announced. The band's future with Swedish pop band the Cardigans are readying a new album for a fall release on Stockholm…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Willie Nelson, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the late George Harrison. ON THE CHART AGAIN: By debuting at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 with "The Great Divide" (Lost Highway), Willie Nelson has his highest-charting album since 1983,…

  15. Jackson 'Drives' Straight To No. 1

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to the top of The Billboard 200 after selling a potent 423,000 units -- the highest January debut in the SoundScan era -- and bounces Creed's "Weathere Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to…

  16. Hot Product

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more. 'All That' Jazz Nine Inch Nails' concert CD/DVD/VHS "And All That Could Have Been" (Nothing) documents the tour in support of 1999's chart-topping "The Fragile."…

  17. Peggy Lee Dies At 81

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, died yesterday (Jan. 21) in Los Angeles. She was 81. L Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such…

  18. Sandoval Turns To Piano For New Album

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Famed Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will release his latest album, and first showcasing his skills as a pianist, March 12 via Crescent Moon/Columbia. The set, appropriately dubbed "My Passion f Famed Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will release his latest album, and first…

  19. Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on the fringes of mainstream society in places like Cleveland (where this fan resided)—let out a collec When the B-52's arrived in the late-'70s, misfits everywhere—that is, those living on…

  20. McCartney, Clapton For Golden Jubilee?

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow citizens celebrate her 50th year as monarch this June, the Queen's Golden Jubilee will be rocking. A number of Britain's top rockers, including Paul McCartney, Eric When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow citizens celebrate her 50th year as monarch…

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