1. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  2. Ozzfest Live Set Details Finalized

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Even though this year's edition of the tour isn't even half over, the tracklisting for "Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album" has been finalized. The audio document of the trek will boast 16 tracks, and is du Even though this year's edition of the tour isn't even half…

  3. Billboard Bits: Other Ones, Kids' Day, 'Lizzie McGuire'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Other Ones, Kids' Day, 'Lizzie McGuire' Following a successful weekend stand at Terrapin Station: A Grateful Dead Family Reunion in East Troy, Wis., post-Grateful Dead act the Other Ones has tentatively laid out a fall U.S. tour. Initially announced dates concentrate on…

  4. The Dead Successfully Brought To Life

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead -- conquered the crowds in East Troy, Wis., over the weekend, and look likely to start a new chapter in the Dead's legac The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead --…

  5. Natalie Cole Turns To Jazz

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Cole has been among R&B and pop's enduring voices for the past 25 years-and she's more than willing to leave those worlds behind. With her Verve debut, "Ask a Woman Who Knows" (due Sept. 17), Cole is ready to be a…

  6. Co-Writers Help Vassar Deliver 'American Child'

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's hard to write a sad song right now," Phil Vassar admits of his life these days. "It's pretty incredible." Indeed, Vassar has a lot to smile about. His eponymous debut CD, released in 2000, was certified gold by…

  7. Hydraulic Groove

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. He's also…

  8. Kiss Not Quitting Anytime Soon

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will it ever end? That's the question Kiss fans have been asking since the band announced back in early 2000 that it would say goodbye to the road. Since then, Kiss spent months out on various legs of Will it ever end? That's the question Kiss fans have been asking since the band…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. In Between

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. In '98, the Berlin-based collective—Axel Reinemer, Stefan Leisering, Roskow Kretschmann, Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, and Jürgen von…

  13. U.K. Rockers Hit The Classroom

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to teach courses in songwriting, vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) has A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to…

  14. 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 "…

  15. Crucible

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Resurrection, the debut album of ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's namesake band, won widespread head-banging approval from metal critics in 2000. Resurrection, the debut album of ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's namesake band, won widespread head-banging approval from…

  16. Rapper Fat Joe Booked For Assault

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entour Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for…

  17. Sharon Recovering From Surgery, Ozzfest Resumes

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Ozzfest tour got underway today (July 10) in Scranton, Pa., following the cancellation of the opening two shows due to Sharon Osbourne's unexpected cancer surgery last we The North American leg of the Ozzfest tour got underway today (July 10) in Scranton, Pa…

  18. Most Wanted 3

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rui Da Silva's soulful "Touch Me" makes a compelling opener for a trance compilation—so compelling, in fact, that it was the lead track on last year's Trance Party Vol. Rui Da Silva's soulful "Touch Me" makes a compelling opener for a trance compilation—so…

  19. Sharon Treated For Cancer, Ozzfest Dates Postponed

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, is scheduled to have surgery today (July 3) to treat cancer. Her publicist declined to say what kind of cancer she is battling, but Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, is scheduled to have…

  20. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

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