1. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A concept collection of sorts that plays like an electronic Sgt. A concept collection of sorts that plays like an electronic Sgt. Pepper's re-imagined as a Japanese sci-fi movie, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is as strange as it is wonderful. Beneath the sunny, computer-generated…

  2. Billboard Bits: Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards How much would you pay to see rock act Local H in your home? Fans can answer that question through online auction site eBay.com , where the band is taking bids for a live performance to be held more or less anywhere the winning bidder wants the…

  3. On 'Forgive,' Howard Makes Musical Strides

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Powered by proven commercial clout as a songwriter, powerhouse vocal chops, and an ear-grabbing leadoff single, Rebecca Lynn Howard could be poised to break big with "Forgive," her second release on MCA Nashville. Due Sept. 10, "…

  4. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  5. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  6. 2002 Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners. Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts,…

  7. Billboard Bits: The Vault, Kravitz, Mitchell/Cockburn

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Vault, Lenny Kravitz, Joni Mitchell/Bruce Cockburn Liquid Audio announced today (July 8) that it is developing a subscription service, known as The Vault, for Roadrunner Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. The offering, set for launch later this summer, will sell full-ownership…

  8. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  9. Big Swing Face

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-ba Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the…

  10. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  11. 'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Ro For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember,…

  12. Eminem Halts Roach Approach

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to No. 2 behind the still mighty "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope). Eminem's set sold 381,000 copies in the U.S., Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to…

  13. Waters Joined By Pink Floyd's Mason In London

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason made a surprise guest appearance on stage at his former colleague Roger Waters' Wembley Arena show in London last night (June 26). Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason made a surprise guest appearance on stage at his former colleague Roger Waters' Wembley…

  14. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  15. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, …

  16. Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They Might Be Giants -- celebrate their 20th anniversary of performing together, Rhino will get into the act by re As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They…

  17. Billboard Bits: Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief After spending nearly two years planning online subscription services, at least two major labels appear to have altered course, Billboard Bulletin reports. Universal Music Group (UMG) will soon allow fans to purchase individual songs via Liquid…

  18. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  19. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

  20. 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…

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