1. Billboard Bits: Gorillaz/D12, Beth Orton, Mudhoney

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gorillaz/D12, Beth Orton, Mudhoney Detroit rap crew D12 -- sans its highest-profile member, Eminem -- made an appearance at Gorillaz' debut New York performance last night (Feb. 28) at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The other five members of the group -- Bizarre, Proof, Kon Artis,…

  2. Counting Crows Sign On For Who Trek

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows have signed on to open at least two dates on the Who's summer U.S. tour, with a July 3 show outside San Francisco and a July 4 gig in Marysville, Calif., confirmed so far. Counting Crows have signed on to open at least two dates on the Who's summer U.S. tour, with a…

  3. Madonna's London Theater Debut 'Up For Grabs'

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST International superstar Madonna will make her U.K. theater debut in May in London's West End, starring in an Australian comedy titled "Up for Grabs." She'll lead a cast of seven in the British premier International superstar Madonna will make her U.K. theater debut in May…

  4. Neil Finn Returns With Two Albums, DVD

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new live album, "7 Worlds Collide - Live at the St. James" (released Feb. 26 via Nettwerk America), was both an experiment w Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new…

  5. Ex-Destiny's Child Members Sue Over 'Survivor'

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two former Destiny's Child members filed a federal lawsuit against the group, contending the hit song "Survivor" made derisive comments about them. LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson contend the song Two former Destiny's Child members filed a federal lawsuit against the…

  6. Fender Recovering, Celebrating First Solo Grammy

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Feb. 27) Grammy Awards netted legendary musician Freddy Fender the best Latin pop album honor for his Back Porch/Virgin release "La Musica De Baldemar Huerta." The trophy is the first so Last night's (Feb. 27) Grammy Awards netted legendary musician Freddy…

  7. Grammy Bits: 'O Brother,' Elliott, Linkin Park, TMBG

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's Daryl Morden reports from backstage at last night's 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles : Taking home the nonclassical…

  8. 'O Brother' Comes 'Down From The Mountain' Again

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the heels of a half-dozen associated Grammy Awards recognizing the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack phenomenon, the Down From the Mountain tour it inspired will hit the road again this summe On the heels of a half-dozen associated Grammy Awards recognizing the "O…

  9. Aaliyah Crash Families File Suits

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer/actress Aaliyah have sued her record company for hiring a "fly-by-night" charter aircraft company. The families of Er Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer…

  10. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  11. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  12. Old 97s' Miller Looks To Ex-Grays For Solo Debut

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording tracks in Los Angeles for his solo debut, with former Grays principal Jon Brion producing and that group's drummer, Dan McCarroll, lending a hand on some tra Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording tracks in Los Angeles for his solo debut,…

  13. Sugar Ray Adds College, Six Flags Dates

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28 performance at Yale University. To kick off the trek, the band has also tacked on a March 10 show at Bradley Universi Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28…

  14. Timo Maas Gets 'Loud'

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST "DJs are the rock stars of today," German DJ/producer Timo Maas declares. "And sometimes I even feel like a rock star, but I don't take it too seriously. In fact, I really like to chill out at home in "DJs are the rock stars of today," German DJ/producer Timo…

  15. Michael Jackson Invests Millions In Film Company

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's Neverland Entertainment has invested $15 million-$20 million in Mark Damon's production and distribution company MDP Worldwide, making Jackson and his new producing partner Raju Pate Michael Jackson's Neverland Entertainment has invested $15 million-$20…

  16. Beck Preps For Benefit With Low-Key Warm-Ups

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, in preparation for his acoustic performance tonight (Feb. 26) at L.A.'s Wiltern Theatre, as part of the Beck played the second of two warm-up gigs Sunday night at the Knitting Factory in Los…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on McCartney/Harrison, Tibet House, Giant Sand Paul McCartney dedicated an a cappella rendition of "Yesterday" to his former Beatles bandmate George Harrison during a tribute concert at Liverpool, England's Empire Theater last night (Feb. 24). Before the show, McCartney…

  19. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  20. Jimmy Buffett Delivers On His Own Mailboat Label

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you own the record label, "you make yourself a lot more available than when you're working for someone else's company." Therefore, he's gra Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you…

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