1. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  2. Alicia Keys Antigua Show Canceled

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the concert's promoters didn't pay her appearance fees, her agent said. Scheduled for Friday night, the show was advertised a A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the…

  3. Rancid/Blink 182 Chums Gets Transplanted

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined up a string of California tour dates to preview its forthcoming Epitaph/Hellcat album. The group -- featuring Armstrong Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined…

  4. Judas Priest Hits The Road, Readies DVD

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to…

  5. Smith Proclaims He's 'Born To Reign' On New Album

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign," due June 25 via Columbia, but none so strong as on the set's opening title track. Set to an ominous beat, the song clocks in at just 1:51 an Boasts abound on rapper/actor Will Smith's "Born To Reign,…

  6. This Is Tech-Pop: 21st Century Electro and New Wave

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Leave it to Ministry of Sound to be one of the first stateside labels to introduce contemporary electro compilations to the masses. Whether the music is dubbed nÜ-electro, neo-electro, electroc Leave it to Ministry of Sound to be one of the first stateside labels to introduce contemporary…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes Mental and physical exhaustion suffered by guitarist Zakk Wylde is being blamed for the cancelation of a half-dozen European Ozzfest tour dates. "Ozzfest 2002 has been a particularly grueling tour for Wylde as he does double duty opening the show…

  8. The Vines 'Evolve' For Summer Tour

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock act the Vines has confirmed plans for a North American tour in support of its Capitol debut, "Highly Evolved," due July 16. The tour kicks off July 9 with an appearance on MTV and wrap Australian rock act the Vines has confirmed plans for a North American tour in…

  9. Metallica Members Go For A Spin

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During a break from recording its next Elektra studio album, Metallica members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett last night (June 4) teamed up with longtime producer Bob Rock to play an un During a break from recording its next Elektra studio album, Metallica members James…

  10. Ozzfest Scotches Remaining Euro Dates

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The final six stops on the European leg of the Ozzfest tour have been canceled, according to tour participant Tool's official Web site. The final six stops on the European leg of the Ozzfest tour have been canceled, according to tour participant Tool's official Web site . No…

  11. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  12. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at…

  13. Green Day Up To 'Shenanigans' In July

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Green Day is aiming for a July 2 release via Reprise for a B-sides and rarities album titled "Shenanigans." The 15-track set compiles lesser-heard recordings from the post-"Dookie" phase of the Califo Green Day is aiming for a July 2 release via Reprise for a B-sides and…

  14. Surviving Dead Principals To Reunite

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will reunite as the Other Ones for an Aug. 3-4 we The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist…

  15. U2, Metallica, Waits Join Ramones Tribute

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2, Metallica, Tom Waits, Garbage, and the Pretenders are the latest acts to sign on for DV8/Columbia's upcoming Ramones tribute album. As previously reported, Rob Zombie is spearheading the collectio U2, Metallica, Tom Waits, Garbage, and the Pretenders are the latest acts to sign on…

  16. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  18. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  19. Frank Black Back With Two New Albums

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed with former label spinART and is planning an Aug. 20 release for two new albums. "Black Letter Day" and "Devil's Workshop," the follow-ups to his 2001 s Rock'n'roll troubadour Frank Black has reteamed…

  20. 20TunesOnTV

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 13-19, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Monday, May 13 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Diana Krall (also scheduled: Noah Wyle, Earvin "Magic" Johnson). "Last Call With…

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