1. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers…

  2. Orton Plans Tour Behind 'Daybreak'

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release date for her upcoming Heavenly/Astralwerks album, "Daybreaker." It's the follow-up to 1999's "Central Reservation" (Arista), which debuted a U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton has set a July 30 release…

  3. Bowie, Busta Join Moby For 'Area: Two'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie and Busta Rhymes are the first acts confirmed to join Moby on his 'Area: Two' tour. Dates and other artists for the North American trek, now in its second year, are still being nailed down David Bowie and Busta Rhymes are the first acts confirmed to join Moby on his &…

  4. Coldplay Eyeing June For Sophomore Album

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has set a tentative June 18 release date for its as-yet-untitled sophomore Parlophone album. The band is currently mixing the finished tracks with producer Ken Nelson. "I won U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has set a tentative June 18 release date for its as-yet…

  5. Sonic Youth Strolls Down 'Murray Street'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth has set a June 4 release date for its new DGC/Interscope album, "Murray Street." The seven-track set is named after the location of the long-running New York rock outfit's downtown recordi Sonic Youth has set a June 4 release date for its new DGC/Interscope album, …

  6. Marah Gets A Boost From Bruce On New Album

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based rock outfit Marah will on July 16 release its third album, "Float Away With the Friday Night Gods," via Artemis. The set was recorded in Wales with producer Owen Morris (Oasis, Verv Philadelphia-based rock outfit Marah will on July 16 release its third album, …

  7. Epitaph Acts Crowd 'Punk-O-Rama'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seventh edition of Epitaph Records' "Punk-O-Rama" compilation series will be released June 25 and feature 19 tracks from the likes of Rancid, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise, the Hives, and Bouncing The seventh edition of Epitaph Records' "Punk-O-Rama"…

  8. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al The Who's "Baba O'Riley" was originally going to be the theme song for the hit Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," so it seems only fitting that the band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, would guest-star on the show'…

  10. Labelmates Nickelback, Cantrell Team For Tour

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The group, which is headlining MTV's Campus Invasion Tour through early May, has confirmed an…

  11. Zombie Doubles Up For Ozzfest

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie will perform two sets on the upcoming Ozzfest tour -- one on the main stage, filling the slot left vacant by the aborted Chris Cornell/Rage Against The Machine project, and the other on the Rob Zombie will perform two sets on the upcoming Ozzfest tour -- one on the main stage,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  13. Joe Plans Maiden North American Tour

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J. A live band will back the Jive recording artist on the 23-date outing, which will boast Maze featuring Fran R&B soulster Joe is preparing to launch his first American tour April 13 in Rahway, N.J.…

  14. Townshend 'Scoops' Back Into The Vaults

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of his archival "Scoop" releases via his Eelpie.com Web site. "Scoop 3," which is not expected to be made available in traditional Who guitarist Pete Townshend has begun selling the third installment of…

  15. Weezer Resolves Label Disbute, New Set Due In May

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a dispute with Geffen/Interscope over the release of its next album, Weezer has confirmed a May 14 street date for its fourth studio set, "Maladroit." After a dispute with Geffen/Interscope over the release of its next album, Weezer has confirmed a May 14 street date for its…

  16. Dwight Yoakam Exits Warner Bros.

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dwight Yoakam has split from Warner Bros./Reprise after 16 years and 15 albums, Billboard Bulletin reports. Yoakam, who has a leading role in the current hit film "Panic Room," will tour this spring a Dwight Yoakam has split from Warner Bros./Reprise after 16 years and 15 albums,…

  17. 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,…

  18. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  19. Counting Crows Fly Onto Santana Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows have signed on to open seven shows for Santana in Europe, beginning May 24 in Essen, Germany. Beforehand, the group will appear May 17 at Germany's annual Rock Am Ring festival in Nurbu Counting Crows have signed on to open seven shows for Santana in Europe, beginning May…

  20. Usher's Spring/Summer Tour Evolves

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set to kick off May 8 in Seattle. While the timing of the 8701 Evolution Tour is similar to what was announced in R&B superstar Usher has lined-up a North American tour for this spring and summer, set…

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