1. Limp Bizkit Narrows Guitar Search Hopefuls

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the hard rock group has invited several of its favorite picks from the auditions to continue jamming, in hopes that seeds f Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the…

  2. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  3. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  4. Finn Plans Live Shows Around '7 Worlds'

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn has lined up a handful of live dates in support of his new live album, "7 Worlds Collide," due Tuesday (Feb. 26) via Nettwerk. Finn will hit San Francisco o Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn has lined up a handful of live dates…

  5. Chesnutt, Panic Reteam As Brute

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brute -- the engaging combination of singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and renowned jam band Widespread Panic -- has finalized release plans for its sophomore album, "Co-Balt." Due April 9 on the Widespr Brute -- the engaging combination of singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and renowned…

  6. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day…

  7. Farrakhan Preaches Responsibility At Hip-Hop Summit

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday for the Hip-Hop Action Network's West Coast summit to address issues and needs facing the community. Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday…

  8. J to tha L-O!: The Remixes

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. In fact, to describe the alternate takes of…

  9. Billboard Bits: West Memphis Three, Frampton, Sweet

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Henry Rollins-organized West Memphis Three benefit, Peter Frampton's new record deal, and former Sweet drummer Mick Tucker's death. Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many…

  10. Rockin' Roadhouse Tour Sets First Round Of Dates

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The t The Rockin' Roadhouse tour , featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy…

  11. Montell Jordan Opens Up Like Never Before

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan," due Feb. 26, the Los Angeles native made music that means something to him. Montell Jordan has decided to be a little selfish. For his fifth Def Soul release, "Montell Jordan,…

  12. Phish Fries Up Next Batch Of Live Albums

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live Phish series, due April 16 from Elektra. The performances, each covering three discs, are: 8/26/89 (Townshend Hibernating jam band Phish has selected the next six shows for release in its ongoing Live…

  13. Will A Peter Gabriel Disc Show 'Up' In 2002?

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow-up to 1992's "Us" (Geffen), for more than five years, and this may be the year it finally sees the light. According to the artist's official Web site Peter Gabriel has been working on "Up," the follow…

  14. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established independent label, Marsalis Music. Launched in collaboration with family patriarch and noted pianist Ellis Marsalis Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established…

  15. Furtado, Goo Goo Dolls To Rock The Vote

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis will all be on hand to perform Feb. 26 when Rock The Vote stages its annual awards ceremony. As reported earl Pop star Nelly Furtado, modern rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and R&B newcomer Glenn Lewis…

  16. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan. 6 at Green's Grocery in Leiper's…

  17. Nas Steps Up To The Mic For North American Tour

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The trek, set to close March 30 in Las Vegas, comes in support of Nas' latest Ill Will/Columbia album "Still Rapper Nas will launch a North American tour on Feb. 23 at Ohio University in…

  18. Jam Bands Sign On For 'Superfly During Jazzfest'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood, Gov't Mule, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli, the New Deal, and Galactic are among the acts confirmed for the Superfly During Jazzfest concert series, set for April 2 Gov't Mule, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ozomatli,…

  19. Universal Plans Russell Simmons Biopic

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Universal Pictures and studio-based Misher Films have acquired the rights to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons' autobiography, "Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God." The film will chronicle the care Universal Pictures and studio-based Misher Films have acquired the rights to…

  20. It's Enrique All Over The U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique…

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