1. 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…

  2. Wonder, Brooks To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks at the organization's June 13 induction and awards ceremony. Wonder will receive a lifetime The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie…

  3. Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira To Salute Aerosmith

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for MTV's upcoming mtvICON salute to Aerosmith. As previously reported, Kid Rock, Train, and Pink will also perform A Papa Roach, Ja Rule, Shakira, Nas, Sum-41, and X-Ecutioners have joined the lineup for…

  4. Walker, Winans Set For Gospelfest 2002

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on for McDonald's Gospelfest 2002 tour. Under the banner "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Spirit," the 19th annual event will set down Hezekiah Walker and Vickie Winans are among the artists who have signed on…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Cher, Ja Rule, Jimmy Buffett, and more. ONLY THE 'LONELY': Cher expands her chart span on Billboard's Hot 100 to 36 years and nine months, thanks to the debut of "Song for the Lonely" (Warner Bros.), the lead U.S. single from her new "…

  6. Stars Line Up For 'Bandstand' 50th Anniversary

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson and Cher are among the stars who will perform for an upcoming television special to toast the 50th anniversary of "American Bandstand." Hosted by perennial teenager Dick Clark, the May Michael Jackson and Cher are among the stars who will perform for an upcoming…

  7. Heavy Metal Drummer Randy Castillo Dies

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41. While his cause of death has yet to be disclosed, it's believed Castillo succumbed from complications relating to Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41.…

  8. Randy Newman Nabs First Oscar

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the enthusiastically applauding audience at the 74th annual Academy Awards last night (March 24) in Los Angeles. With 16 Oscar nominations to his "I don't want your pity," a smirking Randy Newman told the…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  10. Poll: Enya, Warren Are Oscar Frontrunners

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enya's "May It Be" and Diane Warren's "There You'll Be" are the favorites to win the Oscar for best original song at the 44th annual Academy Awards, according to Billboard.com readers. Out of 3,523 fa Enya's "May It Be" and Diane Warren's…

  11. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  12. Country Stars 'Dress' Up ZZ Top Tribute

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veter Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute…

  13. Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs w As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON…

  14. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  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. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  17. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and…

  18. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

  19. Moby Drafts Famous Pals For 'Stars' Video

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2, Janet Jackson) on the video for "We Are All Made of Stars," the first single from his forthcoming V2/Mute album "18." The star- Electronic music maven Moby has teamed up with director Joseph Kahn (U2,…

  20. Eagles Moving Along On New Studio Album

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Eagles are steadily progressing on their first studio album of all-new material since 1979's "The Long Run." Principal member Don Henley tells Billboard, "We're diligently working on it every day. The Eagles are steadily progressing on their first studio album of…

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