1. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual…

  2. Chili Peppers, Gates Holding Strong In U.K.

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) remained the U.K.'s favorite single and album, respectively, according to the yesterday Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)…

  3. Now!

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bhagavan Das is a western Sadhu (mendicant or monastic) author and vocalist who is well known for introducing renowned spiritual leader Ram Dass to Indian culture and spirituality. Bhagavan Das is a western Sadhu (mendicant or monastic) author and vocalist who is well known for introducing…

  4. Heartfelt

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Who says contemporary jazz can't be as spontaneous and intrinsically creative as traditional jazz, while still retaining the melodic sensibilities that endear it to radio? Not Fourplay, which reinvent Who says contemporary jazz can't be as spontaneous and intrinsically creative as…

  5. Liza Reality Show Leads New VH1 Slate

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli and new husband, David Gest, will be staging a "Cabaret" at their house -- and you're invited. Trying to imitate the ratings magic of sister channel MTV's "The Osbournes," VH1 is offerin Liza Minnelli and new husband, David Gest, will be staging a …

  6. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  7. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

  8. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…

  9. A New Double Shot Of Live Dead

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful Dead, the band's substantial performance legacy continues to be solidified with a seemingly endless array of off Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful…

  10. Ja Rule To Make 'Fast' Return

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) is in negotiations to reprise his role in the sequel to Universal Pictures' "The Fast and the Furious" for director John Singleton and Original Films. Produc Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) is in negotiations to reprise his…

  11. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

  12. Hot Oz Exports The Vines Near Release Of U.S. Debut

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After scoring high marks in their native Australia, the Vines seem on the cusp of a successful U.S. run with the July 16 release of the much-anticipated "Highly Evolved" (Capitol). Most new bands dread being categorized, but the Vines…

  13. Gates, Chili Peppers Reign On U.K. Charts

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best-selling artists on the new U.K. charts yesterday (July 21). Eighteen-year-old Gates' "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best…

  14. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

  15. Busted Stuff

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a brief flirtation with electric, aggressive rock on 2001's Everyday, Matthews and his compadres return to the acoustic-based sound that's made them the object of rabid fan affection previously After a brief flirtation with electric, aggressive rock on 2001's Everyday,…

  16. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the…

  17. Malkmus To Curate N.J. All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.…

  18. Former Dead Principals Prep For Reunion

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "stoked to the eyeballs" about the nearing Terrapin Station, his first full-fledged reunion with his former bandmates since Dead vocalis Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "…

  19. Slick Rick Detained On Immigration Flap

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in Bradenton, Fla., by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after being arrested on board a crui English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in…

  20. Widespread Panic Notches Five Jammy Nods

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy Awards, including nods in the live performance and live album of the year categories. The event, which recognizes "mu With five nominations, Widespread Panic leads the field for the third annual Jammy…

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