1. Update: Grammys Returning To New York

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will return next year to New York for the first time since 1998. This morning (April 3), Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene confirmed that the 4 As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will return next year to New York for the first…

  2. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  3. Billboard Bits: F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels Warner Bros. has set a July 16 North American release date for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips highly anticipated next studio album. The set is the follow-up to 1999's critically hailed "The Soft Bulletin,…

  4. Spears Dubs NYC Restaurant 'Nyla'

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The New York restaurant Britney Spears is opening will be called Nyla -- for New York, her new home, and Louisiana, her home state. Previous reports suggested that the eatery would be called "Pinky's, The New York restaurant Britney Spears is opening will be called Nyla -- for New…

  5. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  6. Friday Night in Dixie

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhett Akins seemed to sink without a ripple after country's wave crested, and he resurfaces here on Audium's swelling roster with an edgier style that seems to better serve his skills. Rhett Akins seemed to sink without a ripple after country's wave crested, and he resurfaces…

  7. Cabas

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Colombian newcomer Cabas is frequently compared to fellow countryman (and labelmate) Carlos Vives, by virtue of his fusion of traditional Colombian folk rhythms with pop and rock elements. Colombian newcomer Cabas is frequently compared to fellow countryman (and labelmate) Carlos Vives, by…

  8. Blade II

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. Inspired by the Wesley Snipes action flick, the 14 tracks—with the exception of the opening track "Blade (Theme From Blade)"—feature a…

  9. Put It on Paper

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. Nearly six years…

  10. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like disco queen Alicia Bridges, Mexican electronic/rock outfit Kinky sure loves the nightlife; the five-piece band's deliciously spicy eponymous debut full-length confirms this. Like disco queen Alicia Bridges, Mexican electronic/rock outfit Kinky sure loves the nightlife; the five…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  12. Elvis Costello Slates U.S. Tour

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello has lined up his first slate of U.S. tour dates in support of his forthcoming Island album "When I Was Cruel." Currently confirmed dates kick off May 18 in Portland, Ore., and last thro Elvis Costello has lined up his first slate of U.S. tour dates in support of his…

  13. New Compilation Pays Homage To Johnny Paycheck

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists, Johnny Paycheck receives the star treatment with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck," due April 30 on Columbia/ Perhaps one of country music's most under-appreciated vocal stylists,…

  14. Sevendust Set To 'Rock The Boat'

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off Wednesday (April 3) and is currently booked through May 23 in Kansas City, Mo. The trek will fea Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour,…

  15. My Vitriol Feeling 'Fine' About U.S. Debut

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic is planning a late May/early June North American release for U.K. rock quartet My Vitriol's debut album, "Finelines." The set was released to critical acclaim internationally last year by Infecti Epic is planning a late May/early June North American release for U.K. rock…

  16. Fatboy Slim Nabs Two DanceStar USA Awards

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA Awards, held Sunday night in Miami. Slim picked up the best international act honor and the best video trophy for Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA…

  17. Corgan, Earle, Spector 'Waltz' In Chicago

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic array of artists shared the stage Saturday at Chicago's Metro for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which organizers said raised $40,000 for Heartland Alliance's Neon Street, a local charit An eclectic array of artists shared the stage Saturday at Chicago's Metro for…

  18. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  19. Randy Newman Nabs First Oscar

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the enthusiastically applauding audience at the 74th annual Academy Awards last night (March 24) in Los Angeles. With 16 Oscar nominations to his "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the…

  20. Trey Anastasio Steps Out Of Phish's Shadow

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly afternoon in late February, the frontman for seminal Vermont jam band Phish is pacing around New York's fabled Electric Lady St Trey Anastasio is the first to admit he's a little frazzled. On a chilly…

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