1. Audiovent Boosted By Incubus Ties

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When the members of Audiovent (originally known as Vent) -- lead singer Jason Boyd, guitarist Benjamin Einziger, bassist Paul Fried, and drummer Jamin Wilcox -- first gathered in the early '90s to explore their mutual interest in music, they…

  2. AOL Expanding 'Sessions' Music Program

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will be available exclusively to AOL High Speed Broadband subscribers. America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will…

  3. Santana, Snoop, Bootsy Set For ESPY Awards

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the 2002 ESPY Awards, which honor outstanding sports achievements. The 10th annual event will be hosted by actor S Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the…

  4. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Paul Van Dyk, & More Parrotheads will have a new place to perch next year when singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett opens a branch of his Margaritaville Cafe at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Construction on the multi-level restaurant, bar…

  6. Golden Jubilee Live Album On The Way

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money f A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's…

  7. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

  8. Reports: Jagger Destined For Knighthood

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, U.K. newspapers reported yesterday (June 9). The Rolling Stones singer will receive the title Sir Mick in the queen's birt Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, U.K.…

  9. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  10. Dirty Vegas

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If you've been near a TV in the past three months, chances are rather good, without even realizing it, that you're familiar with the music of U.K. trio Dirty Vegas. You see, its haunting dance single If you've been near a TV in the past three months, chances are rather good,…

  11. Living Colour Debut Expanded For Reissue

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 3 via Epic/Sony Legacy, according to a label spokesperson. In addition to the Mick Jagger/Ed Stasium-produced set's Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be…

  12. Ice Cube In A Race For 'Torque'

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Torque" for director Joseph Kahn. The project begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. "Torque" is described as a fast-paced adv Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures…

  13. Kiss Seals Kondom Contract

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kiss has linked with specialty retailer Condomania to produce a line of "tongue lubricated" Kiss Kondoms. The packaging of the bright red latex prophylactics features a picture of the group's Gene Sim Kiss has linked with specialty retailer Condomania to produce a line of "…

  14. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.&…

  15. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  16. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

  17. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  18. Paul Oakenfold Branches Out

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com). Fans of Paul Oakenfold's trance compilations might be surprised to hear the DJ collaborate with Ice Cube on a raunchy rap track. And they certa Fans of Paul Oakenfold's trance compilations might be surprised to hear the DJ…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Lulu, Shakira, and Eminem. TO CHART WITH LOVE : When Glasgow-born pop singer Lulu had her very first chart single 38 years and one month ago, she had a top-10 hit the first time out. She's had to wait a little longer for her first top-10 album: 38 years and one…

  20. O'Neill, Bono Wrapping Up African Tour

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited an Ethiopian hospice and orphanage run by missionaries, one of the last stops of their African tour. Dozens of patients U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited…

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