1. Update: Coachella Takes Shape With Bjork, Oasis

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first nigh As tipped here Friday , Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music &…

  2. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  3. Slipknot, Coal Chamber Rock 'Resident Evil' Set

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the forthcoming film "Resident Evil" will sport a new version of Slipknot's "My Plague," as well new tracks from Coal Chamber ("Something") and Static X ( The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  5. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  6. Chinese-Born American Pianist Hsu Dies

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fei-Ping Hsu, a Chinese-born American concert pianist who built an acclaimed career after spending part of the 1960s banished to a rural rice farm, was killed in a car crash in northeastern China. He Fei-Ping Hsu, a Chinese-born American concert pianist who built an acclaimed career after…

  7. Billboard Bits: Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce Hard rock supergroup Tomahawk and Canadian rock outfit the Tea Party are the latest acts confirmed to appear at a portion of dates on the 10th annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. They join previously announced performers System…

  8. Mobb Deep Returns With 'Infamy'

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mobb Deep has set a Dec. 4 release date for its new Loud album, "Infamy." The set, the fifth from the Queens, N.Y.-based gangsta rap duo of Havoc and Prodigy, will feature guest appearances from Big N Mobb Deep has set a Dec. 4 release date for its new Loud album, "Infamy."…

  9. Illness Forces Vig Off Garbage Euro Dates

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the band's European tour, which kicks off tonight (Nov. 2) in Trondheim, Norway. The shows will go off as planned, wi Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A and will not play on the…

  10. Billboard Bits: SOAD, Swampstock, O-Town, Oakenfold

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on System Of A Down, Swampstock, O-Town, and Paul Oakenfold. Hard rock act System Of A Down will donate its proceeds from its Oct. 31 appearance at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund. The group's performance at the venue comes in…

  11. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3…

  12. Wouldn't You Miss Me?

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After prodigious LSD intake warped his psyche and cost him his creative leadership in Pink Floyd, the fragile Syd Barrett was helped into the studio by Floyd's new overlords, David Gilmour and Roger W After prodigious LSD intake warped his psyche and cost him his creative leadership in…

  13. Garbage, New Order Plan 'Big Day Out'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Details for the 2002 edition of Australia's biggest music festival, Big Day Out are beginning to come together. The initial lineup is set to include electronic music stars Prodigy, New Order, and the Details for the 2002 edition of Australia's biggest music festival, Big Day Out are…

  14. Courtney Love To Open For Jane's Addiction

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love will play her first-ever solo show on Oct. 27, opening for Jane's Addiction at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. According to the official Web site for Love's primary band, Hole, the ar Courtney Love will play her first-ever solo show on Oct. 27, opening for Jane'…

  15. Jane's Extends Tour, Adds Support Acts

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through Oct. 29, with 17 dates finalized so far. As previously reported, Live and Femi Kuti will open on the tour's initial dates, with Prodig Jane's Addiction's Jubilee reunion tour has been extended through…

  16. Outkast, Nelly Top Source Awards Winners

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Aug. 20) in Miami Beach, Fla. Outkast snagged best artist of the year by a group and best live per Hip-hop duo Outkast and newcomer Nelly came out on top at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards…

  17. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  18. Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

    July 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a download subscription offering and has entered into content-distribution deals with indie labels Beggars Group, Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a…

  19. Prodigy Working On New Album

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. techno rock outfit Prodigy is at work on its fourth studio album, tentatively titled "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned," due early next year on Maverick. In the meantime, the group will hit fo U.K. techno rock outfit Prodigy is at work on its fourth studio album, tentatively…

  20. Eminem, Outkast Lead Source Awards Nominees

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each and will go head-to-head for album, single, artist, and video of the year honors. LL Cool J will receive t Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five…

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