1. R. Kelly Faces Scrutiny Over Videotape

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (real name: Robert Kelly) is facing scrutiny over allegations that he appears in a sexually explicit videotape with a minor that police say is being sold illegally acro Two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (real name: Robert Kelly) is facing scrutiny over…

  2. Reba To Host Next Two ACM Awards Shows

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  6. Ash Gets Kinetic For 'Free All Angels'

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed U.K. rock act Ash has signed a stateside distribution deal with Kinetic Records for its most recent release, "Free All Angels," due June 25 in North America. The album topped the British alb Acclaimed U.K. rock act Ash has signed a stateside distribution deal with Kinetic…

  7. Chesney Sees 'No Problems' With New Album, Tour

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. The country artist has lined up more than 60 U.S. tour dates After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  8. Godsmack Delivers 'Smack This!' DVD

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Boston-based hard rock act Godsmack has set an April 9 release date for "Smack This!," a home video project that utilizes footage captured by the band's members. The Republic/Universal DVD spotlights Boston-based hard rock act Godsmack has set an April 9 release date for "…

  9. Land (1975-2002)

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the sad truths of the music industry is that its true pioneers—the artists who pave the path for others to follow—rarely reap the rewards of their spawn. One of the sad truths of the music industry is that its true pioneers—the artists who pave the path for others to follow—rarely reap…

  10. DJ Quik Brings Dr. Dre 'Under Tha Influence'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, and longtime collaborator AMG for his sixth solo album, "Under Tha Influence," due May 14 from his Universal-d West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib…

  11. Rhino Refurbishes INXS' Back Catalog

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST While veteran Australian rock act INXS gears up for its first North American tour since the 1997 death of original lead singer Michael Hutchence, Rhino Records is excavating portions of the group's ca While veteran Australian rock act INXS gears up for its first North American tour since…

  12. Keys Takes 'Minor' Songs On Major Tour

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the annual Summerfest in Milwaukee. The new dates, which are scheduled to wrap Aug. 30 at the American Music Festi Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the…

  13. Big Head Todd Basks In New Life On 'Riviera'

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los Angeles' current crop of hitmakers or see your career come to a screeching halt, artistic and economic freedoms do When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los…

  14. Goo Goo Dolls Rev Up For 'Rock & Roar'

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th annual Toyota Grand Prix, set for April 13 outside Long Beach, Calif.'s Convention Center. Pioneer will als Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the…

  15. Aerosmith Gets Busy On New Songs, Projects

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just Push Play" (Columbia), Aerosmith recently convened in Hawaii with frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen to write some new songs that Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just…

  16. Wall Of Voodoo's Marc Moreland Dies

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wall Of Voodoo guitarist and songwriter Marc Moreland died Wednesday in Paris of kidney failure at the age of 44, Billboard Bulletin reports. Moreland -- a member of one of L.A.'s first punk rock band Wall Of Voodoo guitarist and songwriter Marc Moreland died Wednesday in Paris of kidney…

  17. P.O.D. 'Alive' And Well For European Tour

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Inspirational modern rock act P.O.D. will head to Europe for a month-long tour, beginning April 29 in Manchester, England. The trek concludes May 24 at Madrid's annual Festimad, which will also featur Inspirational modern rock act P.O.D. will head to Europe for a month-long tour,…

  18. Puddle Of Mudd Singer Arrested In California

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, was arrested yesterday (March 10) for allegedly fighting with his fiancee. Scantlin, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., and Michelle Rubin, 31, of Lo Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, was arrested yesterday (March…

  19. Young, Streisand Overtake U.K. Charts

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Easy-listening pop swept the board on the U.K. charts yesterday (March 10), as "Pop Idol" Will Young kept his crown on the singles survey and Columbia's "The Essential Barbra Streisand" climbed 4-1 on Easy-listening pop swept the board on the U.K. charts yesterday …

  20. VH1 Storytellers

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been the key to his appeal, and on this live CD culled from a VH1 Storytellers episode, he shows that his days of growling an Post-punk rebel Billy Idol's sneering, to-hell-with-it attitude has always been…

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