1. Classics, Selected Ambient Works 85-92

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Though Richard D. James' Aphex Twin recordings have skated electronic music's bleeding edge for much of the past decade, the landmark Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and Classics sets are only now seeing APHEX TWIN Selected Ambient Works 85-92 PRODUCER: Richard D. James PIAS America 4…

  2. Brits Push Sting, Westlife To U.K. No. 1

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several of last week's Brit Award winners became chart victors yesterday (Feb. 24) in the U.K., as a number of recipients saw new or current releases benefit dramatically from the publicity surroundin Several of last week's Brit Award winners became chart victors yesterday (Feb. 24)…

  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. Guided By Voices Eyeing New Label For 'Plantation'

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal underground rock outfit Guided By Voices has parted ways with TVT after two albums and is negotiating with labels for the release of a new, already completed set, tentatively titled "From a Vo Seminal underground rock outfit Guided By Voices has parted ways with TVT after two…

  5. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  6. Hot Product

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Joey Ramone and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, the latest set of Elvis Costello reissues, and more. No Need To 'Worry' Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me,…

  7. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  8. 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…

  9. 'Now' Features Revamped Metheny Group

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997's "Imaginary Day," the band's namesake guitarist has released two trio discs, a film score, a duo project, and an all-star collab In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997&…

  10. New York Philharmonic To Unveil Sept. 11 Piece

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Adams, who has written operas about Richard Nixon in China and the terrorist killing of Leon Klinghoffer, is composing a choral piece commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks o John Adams, who has written operas about Richard Nixon in China and the terrorist killing of…

  11. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  12. Queen of the Highway

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the dance/electronic landscape, singer/songwriter/producer (and remixer) Morel—aka Richard Morel—is a unique and rare individual. In the dance/electronic landscape, singer/songwriter/producer (and remixer) Morel—aka Richard Morel—is a unique and rare individual. While his songs are…

  13. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD. Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD.…

  14. Breeders' Next Splash Due In May

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Long-dormant alternative rock act the Breeders have announced a May 21 release date for their third Elektra/4AD album and first since 1993's "Last Splash." Long-dormant alternative rock act the Breeders have announced a May 21 release date for their third Elektra/4AD album and…

  15. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

  16. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  17. Come With Us

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new album with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika." By year's end, the track had topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new album with the techno…

  18. Springsteen, Dylan Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country giants that will be featured on an upcoming Johnny Cash tribute album. As previously reported, the set is be Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country…

  19. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

  20. Hot Product

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the Chemical Brothers, Dawn Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams III, and more. 'Come' Again Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new Astralwerks album, "Come With Us," with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika,…

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