1. Neil Young Finalizes 'Passionate' Album

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The track listing for rock legend Neil Young's next Reprise album, "Are You Passionate?," has been finalized. The 11-song set includes recent live favorites "Goin' Home," "Don't Say You Love Me," and The track listing for rock legend Neil Young&…

  2. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in…

  3. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

  5. Fender, Taylor Released From Hospital

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musician Freddy Fender (real name: Baldemar Huerta) has been released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week ago. Fender, the 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner, Musician Freddy Fender (real name: Baldemar Huerta) has been released from a San Antonio…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Kylie Minogue, the Dixie Chicks, the Partridge Family, Kaci, and Usher. LOCAL MOTION: More than 13 years after her first entry on Billboard's Hot Dance Music: Club Play chart, Aussie pop queen Kylie Minogue has her first No. 1 song with "Can't Get You Out…

  7. Ozzy, Maiden To Reissue Metal Classics

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST March 26 will bring metal fans a wealth of classic music, as Epic will reissue four Ozzy Osbourne albums, and Sanctuary/Metal-Is will reissue the majority of the Iron Maiden catalog of 15 studio and l March 26 will bring metal fans a wealth of classic music, as Epic will reissue four Ozzy…

  8. Doughty Coughs Up Solo Tour

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will kick off a U.S. club tour Feb. 13 in Northampton, Mass., winding down Feb. 28 in Madison, Wis. As with past solo tours in the wake of Soul Coughing's 20 Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will kick off a U.S. club tour Feb. 13 in…

  9. Hot Product

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the Chemical Brothers, Dawn Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams III, and more. 'Come' Again Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new Astralwerks album, "Come With Us," with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika,…

  10. Horses of Instruction

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Maverick U.K. minimalist Steve Martland made waves with his initial discs for British dance/rock indie Factory and BMG's now-defunct Catalyst art-house imprint; with their dynamic manifesto of sound, Maverick U.K. minimalist Steve Martland made waves with his initial discs for British…

  11. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…

  12. Billboard Bits: Britney, Foo Fighters, '80s Box'

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, '80s Box' Britney Spears was in the U.K. this week to tape an appearance on the BBC's popular "Top Of The Pops" show. The artist performed "Overprotected," which can be found on her latest Jive album, "Britney,"…

  13. Tenacious D: Obnoxious And Rising

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album ever made" if it weren't for those pesky lads from Liverpool, says singer/actor/guitarist Jack Black, one-half of the acoustic-guitar-wieldin Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album…

  14. Early Psychedelic Furs Discs Expanded

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio albums repackaged in expanded editions on March 5 via Columbia/Legacy. Featuring restored packaging and artwork f Influential British post-punk act the Psychedelic Furs will see its first three studio…

  15. Emilio Estefan Accused Of Sexual Advances

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr., accusing him of threats and unwanted sexual advances. But Estefan, the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, yesterda A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr.,…

  16. Blige Gears Up For World Tour, Super Bowl Duet

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in support of her latest MCA album, "No More Drama." North American dates begin Feb. 5 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and run through R&B star Mary J. Blige has unveiled plans for an extensive world tour in…

  17. Jackson To Accept AMA 'Artist Of The Century' Honor

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday (Jan. 9) on the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA) to accept the Artist of the Century Award. Confirmation of his appearance during the ceremonies c Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday (Jan. 9) on the 29th annual American Music…

  18. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  19. GBV, Strokes Heat Up New York

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rock favorites Guided By Voices and the Strokes heated up New York last night (Dec. 30) during the first of two shows at Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre. The sold-out crowd was treated to alternating se Rock favorites Guided By Voices and the Strokes heated up New York last night (Dec. 30)…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on "Popstars," and Fred's personal top picks of 2001. POPSTARS IN THE FIRMAMENT: Earlier this year, Eden's Crush had a best-selling single in the U.S. The group was just one of many all over the world to come out of the "Popstars" television series. Now,…

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