1. Elton's Royal Recording Session

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elton John performed last week at London's Buckingham Palace -- but Queen Elizabeth II was not at home to hear him. The singer recorded a song to be played at a concert in honor of the queen's Golden Elton John performed last week at London's Buckingham Palace -- but Queen…

  2. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

  3. TMBG Screen 'Gigantic' Documentary In NYC

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be Giants documentary in New York last night (May 2) for an audience of family, friends, fans, and potential di Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  5. Smokin' Grooves Returns With Outkast, Hill, Roots

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shado Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin'…

  6. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Westerberg, MTV VMAs

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, MTV VMAs R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe tells Billboard.com the veteran Georgia-based rock act is working on songs for its next Warner Bros. studio album. "We're writing now," he said last night (May 1) at a New York screening for the film "…

  7. Chesney Gallops Straight To No. 1

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA…

  8. Vintage Simon & Garfunkel Live Set Due In July

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the first live album recorded during its heyday. "Live From New York City 1967," due in July from Columbia/Legacy, documen As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the…

  9. New Video Follows 'John & Yoko's Year of Peace'

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Image Entertainment will on Sept. 17 release "John & Yoko's Year of Peace," a documentary chronicling the couple's anti-war campaign that began with Lennon and Ono's honeymoon "Bed-In-for Peace" i Image Entertainment will on Sept. 17 release "John …

  10. Area: Two Festival Kicks Off In Late July

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as…

  11. McCartney Blocks 'Hey Jude' Lyrics Sale

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney won a last-minute court order yesterday (April 29) preventing the auction house Christie's from selling his handwritten lyrics to the song "Hey Jude." Former Beatle Paul McCartney won a last-minute court order yesterday (April 29) preventing the…

  12. Documentary To Stem From McCartney Tour

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's ongoing Driving USA tour will produce a home video/DVD release, according to the artist. "It will be a documentary," McCartney said Friday before his first of two shows at New York's Paul McCartney's ongoing Driving USA tour will produce a home video…

  13. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  14. Rush Blazes A 'Vapor Trail'

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little Victory" -- a song that celebrates personal triumph -- is the lead single from Rush's forthcoming album, "Vapor Trails" (due May 14 via Atlantic Recor It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little…

  15. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  16. Sphinctour

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Recorded during the band'…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg, Kim Richey In addition to a probable 40th anniversary tour this year, look for the Rolling Stones to return to the studio to record a number of new tracks, potentially for release on a retrospective or an album of new material. According to sources, the…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Phish, the Temptations, Paulina Rubio, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. TOO MANY PHISH IN THE SEA: Besting its previous record by one, jam-band Phish has six live albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week. In October 2001, five live CDs all debuted the same…

  19. Weller Feels Need For 'Speed'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, "Days of Speed," July 2 via Epic. The 18-track disc comprises performances from Weller's 2001 European tour, with tracks span British rock mainstay Paul Weller will release a live acoustic solo album, …

  20. O Brother: Summer 'Mountain' Trek Adds Stops

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an additional 12 destinations, up from the originally announced 29 stops. Due to kick off June 25 in Louisville, Ky., th The itinerary for this summer's Down From the Mountain tour will be extended to an…

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