1. Scorpions Bring The 'Hurricane' On Best-Of, Tour

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on "Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions," due May 28 on Hip-O. The band will also embark on a summer U.S. package tour The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on …

  2. Police Find Heroin Kit Near Staley's Body

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heroin paraphernalia was found with the body of Layne Staley, the singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, police said yesterday (April 21). Authorities said the 34-year-old Staley lay dead in Heroin paraphernalia was found with the body of Layne Staley, the singer of the grunge rock…

  3. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  4. Alice In Chains' Layne Staley Found Dead

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Alice In Chains, was found dead in his Seattle apartment, authorities said today (April 20). He was 34. Tests were required to establish the Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Alice In Chains, was found dead…

  5. Both Sides

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult contemporary front. After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult…

  6. Co-Balt

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely seem to be getting more out of Brute—his occasional teaming with Widespread Panic— Hardcore fans of the ever-quirky, wholly uninhibited Southern singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt definitely…

  7. Beta Band Unplugs For Powerless Fans

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There was something a little too poetic about the refrain, "I need light" in the Beta Band's signature song, "Dry the Rain," last night (April 18) at Chicago's Vic Theatre. Making the best of a power There was something a little too poetic about the refrain, …

  8. Costello Previews 'Cruel' In NYC

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live preview of his forthcoming album, "When I Was Cruel," to a New York crowd made up largely of Island/Def Jam staff mem Backed by his band the Imposters, Elvis Costello last night (April 18) gave a live…

  9. Papa Roach's 'Love' To Come A Week Early

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Papa Roach has pushed the release of its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy," from June 25 to June 18. Hard rock act Papa Roach has pushed the release of its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy," from June 25 to June 18. As previously…

  10. Ashanti Continues Quadruple Chart Reign

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200…

  11. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive the magazine's "entertainer of…

  12. Onyx 'Bac' Again With Fourth Album

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Manic rap trio Onyx returns after a four-year break with its fourth album, "Bacdafucup: Part 2," due June 26 from Koch/In The Paint. Named after the group's 1993 breakthrough debut, the album will rep Manic rap trio Onyx returns after a four-year break with its fourth album, …

  13. Eagles Confirm 31-Date Summer Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour in seven years May 31 in Reno, Nev. The 31-date trek will wrap July 20 in Biloxi, Miss., and comes as the gro As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour…

  14. Early Folk Music Tapes To Be Preserved

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios for dozens of struggling artists, some of whom would go on to be the biggest names in folk music. Bob Dylan, For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios…

  15. TMBG Moves 'No!'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!," has been moved to June 11. Originally expected in April, the Idlewild Recordings/Rounder release will be issued as an enhanced The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!,"…

  16. Hot Product

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Sheryl Crow, Phish, Michelle Williams, the Band, and more. Still 'Crow'ing After walking away from the record for a spell, and at times contemplating bringing in an outside producer or even setting it aside to make a record of covers instead, Crow finally…

  17. 16TunesOnTV

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 15-21, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002 "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow (also scheduled: John Stamos, Kate Burton). "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child's…

  18. Move It Like This

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT How does an act follow a monumental novelty hit like "Who Let the Dogs Out?" By packing its next album with enough beat-laden, candy-coated jams to send the average listener into sugar shock. How does an act follow a monumental novelty hit like "Who Let the Dogs Out?" By…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's Hot 100, making way for Ashanti to have her…

  20. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

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