1. Soundbombing III

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest installment in its Soundbombing series. After an extended hiatus, Rawkus returns to the business of releasing inspired hip-hop with the latest installment in its Soundbombing series. Serving…

  2. 'Spiritual' Speech Returns With New Album

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Arrested Development frontman Speech will release his third solo album, "Spiritual People," Sept. 10 on iMUSIC. The diverse record "goes from hip-hop with a folk edge to vintage soul music to w Former Arrested Development frontman Speech will release his third solo album…

  3. J. Lo, Affleck Head To 'Jersey'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, "Jersey Girl," which will be shot in Philadelphia this summer. "I pushed to shoot in Philadelphia over Toronto because it's in Am Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, …

  4. Holly McNarland Retains Her Outsider Edge

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) Following an extensive career lay off, Canadian singer/songwriter Holly McNarland is ecstatic about the June 11 release of her Universal Music album, "Home Is Where My Feet Are." However, she warns that despite its folksy title…

  5. Hot Product

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Korn, David Bowie, They Might Be Giants, Ralph Stanley, and more. 'Touch' And Go "We wanted this record to literally feel like it was going to explode as it played," says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis of "Untouchables" (Immortal/Epic),…

  6. New Sharpton Group Plans Music Summit

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) civil-rights organization is planning a summit meeting early next month to establish a "dialog" between labels and advocates for recording artists, Bil Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) civil-rights…

  7. Spanish Pop Star Berlanga Dies

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Berlanga, a pop singer and composer who was a leading figure in Madrid's cultural revival after the 1975 death of longtime dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, has died at the age of 42. Berlanga di Carlos Berlanga, a pop singer and composer who was a leading figure in Madrid's…

  8. Dave Matthews Band Revels In 'Busted Stuff'

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) Although Dave Matthews says he "wasn't too rattled" by the mixed fan response to 2001's "Everyday," he's pleased that the latest Dave Matthews B Dave Matthews admits that he's one of those artists…

  9. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  10. Senator Boycotts Backstreet Boy's Testimony

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check out the glitterati who have shown up at congressional hearings recently: Julia Roberts. Christie Brinkley. Michael J. Fox. And now C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check…

  11. R. Kelly Appears In Court On Child Porn Charges

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow, Fla., court today (June 6), where a judge set bail at $750,000 and forbade him to have contact with minors R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow,…

  12. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording…

  13. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

  14. For Ella

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Such Austin pop/R&B gems as "Baby Come to Me" may find their way onto smooth jazz radio, but at her core, Austin has often exhibited the heart of a jazz singer—and that's what's on display Such Austin pop/R&B gems as "Baby Come to Me" may find their way…

  15. Moscow Nixing Lance Bass Space Trip?

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Russian space agency said today (May 29) that it had no plans to give 'N Sync's Lance Bass a ride to space, and that no other space tourist has secured a seat on a Russian rocket set to blast off The Russian space agency said today (May 29) that it had no plans to give 'N…

  16. Linkin Park 'Reanimates' Songs From Debut

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park and Warner Bros. have set a July 31 release date for "Reanimation," a remix album the group sees as a "revisiting" of its multi-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". According to posts on the g Linkin Park and Warner Bros. have set a July 31 release date…

  17. Mos Def, Roots, Q-Tip Drop In On 'Soundbombing'

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing" compilation series. Mixed by Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc, the disc features unreleased cuts by the likes of Mos Def, the Root Rawkus has set a June 4 release date the third edition in its "Soundbombing…

  18. Bizkit's Durst Campaigns For Guitarist's Return

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst seems ready to welcome former guitarist Wes Borland back into the band's lineup, posting the latter's personal email address on the Internet might not be the b Although Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst seems ready to welcome former guitarist…

  19. Mr. Children Tops First MTV Japan Video Awards

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Backstreet Boys, Oasis and a slew of Japanese acts including Rip Slyme were among the winners at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Japan '02, held Friday in Tokyo. Japanese pop/rock group Mr Jay-Z, Backstreet Boys, Oasis and a slew of Japanese acts including Rip Slyme were…

  20. Nate Dogg Gets Probation In Pot Case

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of…

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