1. Full Kid Rock Tour Details Revealed

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dates and venues for rock-rapper Kid Rock's North American tour have finally been released. The trek will kick off Feb. 22 in Saginaw, Mich. Dates stretch into the spring, ending with a pair of festiv Dates and venues for rock-rapper Kid Rock's North American tour have finally been…

  2. Loretta Lynn To Get Doctorate

    January 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker -- Dr. Loretta Lynn. The University of Kentucky's board of trustees has approved an honorary doctorate for the 66-year-old country singer and The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker -- Dr. Loretta Lynn.…

  3. HIP-HOPSpiritual Minded

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap pioneer KRS-One has traveled a long way since he and DJ Scott La Rock laid down the facts of inner-city street life on 1987's Criminal Minded. Rap pioneer KRS-One has traveled a long way since he and DJ Scott La Rock laid down the facts of inner-city street life on 1987's…

  4. Ultra.Dance 01

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. As if to even the balance, the label…

  5. 3968CR13

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's great to hear from a Marseille-based group. It's great to hear from a Marseille-based group. The French city offers a distinctive cultural mix, which is abundantly evident in Massilia Sound System's colorful music. The group members are quick to cite the ragamuffin reggae…

  6. 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…

  7. Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month…

  8. Alan Jackson Shifts Tour Into High Gear

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The country artist is riding high after his new Arista album, "Drive," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboar Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The…

  9. Adamson Autopsy Shows High Alcohol Level

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stuart Adamson, lead singer and guitarist for the Scottish rock band Big Country, had a high blood-alcohol level in his system when he committed suicide in a Honolulu hotel last month, according to ci Stuart Adamson, lead singer and guitarist for the Scottish rock band Big Country, had a high…

  10. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…

  11. U.K.'s Starsailor Riding High In U.S.

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than waving a couple of New Musical Express covers under the noses of American tastemakers. But with a program of liv The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than…

  12. Trail Of Dead Taking 'Source' On Tour

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Austin, Texas-based rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has lined up a 20-date U.S. tour in support of its Interscope debut, "Source Tags & Codes," due Feb. 26. Austin, Texas-based rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has lined up a 20…

  13. Adema, Earshot Join Sno Core Rock

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST California-based rockers Adema and Earshot have been added to the lineup for this year's SnoCore Rock tour, which, as previously reported, will also feature Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX, and Glassjaw. Ear California-based rockers Adema and Earshot have been added to the lineup for this year&…

  14. Louise Goffin Marks Growth With Solo Set

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on s Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a…

  15. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  16. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks…

  17. Update: 'N Sync Arena Tour Kicks Off In March

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so f As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American…

  18. Pop Stars Pepper New Teen Flick

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26 on DVD from Spartan Home Entertainment. The film features cameo appearances by some of the biggest names in teen pop, including B Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26…

  19. Virgin, Mariah Call It Quits

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Despite earlier denials, Virgin Records has ended its relationship Mariah Carey. In a brief statement released today (Jan. 23), the label's EMI parent announced the multi-album contract, which would h Despite earlier denials , Virgin Records has ended its relationship with Mariah Carey.…

  20. Hot Product

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more. 'All That' Jazz Nine Inch Nails' concert CD/DVD/VHS "And All That Could Have Been" (Nothing) documents the tour in support of 1999's chart-topping "The Fragile."…

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