1. Arista Offers Ultimate 'Ultimate Dance Party'

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Next week, Arista will release "Ultimate Dance Party: The Best Of!!," a 19-track collection of high-energy club favorites, most of which have graced the past four volumes of the label's "Ultimate Danc Next week, Arista will release "Ultimate Dance Party: The Best Of!!…

  2. Travis' 'Memories' Anthologized

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of contemporary country music's most enduring hitmakers will see his career spotlighted on the upcoming Rhino release, "Trail of Memories: The Randy Travis Anthology." Due July 16, the two-disc se One of contemporary country music's most enduring hitmakers will see his…

  3. R. Kelly Reports To Chicago Police

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, freshly released from a Florida jail, reported to Chicago police today (June 7) to face child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that authorities say shows the Grammy R&B star R. Kelly, freshly released from a Florida jail, reported to Chicago police…

  4. R. Kelly Faces Uncertain Future

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the scandal involving R. Kelly began to surface in February, the R&B singer's sparkling career seemed unstoppable. He had a much anticipated album with Jay-Z coming out, a hit on the charts Before the scandal involving R. Kelly began to surface in February, the R&B singer&…

  5. Senator Boycotts Backstreet Boy's Testimony

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check out the glitterati who have shown up at congressional hearings recently: Julia Roberts. Christie Brinkley. Michael J. Fox. And now C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check…

  6. R. Kelly Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook Coun R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from…

  7. The Last Five Years

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For its first cast recording, Sh-K-Boom chose this recent off-Broadway musical by Jason Robert Brown (Parade)—a wise choice. For its first cast recording, Sh-K-Boom chose this recent off-Broadway musical by Jason Robert Brown (Parade)—a wise choice. (Brown won two Drama Desk Awards, for his…

  8. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  9. Dozens Injured In Eminem Mosh Pit

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than two dozen people were injured -- most of them slightly -- in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem was performing Saturday night at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium, officials said. More than two dozen people were injured -- most of them slightly -- in a mosh pit stampede while…

  10. Creatures

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nurtured by the lo-fi Elephant 6 Recording Company scene (also home to indie-rock luminaries the Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control) this Athens, Ga., group maintains Nurtured by the lo-fi Elephant 6 Recording Company scene (also home to indie-rock luminaries…

  11. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among…

  12. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  13. 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…

  14. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  15. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for final category, Flameworthy video of the year,…

  16. Springsteen Says No To Candidacy

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen has decided he wasn't born to run for political office. Bruce Springsteen has decided he wasn't born to run for political office. As reported yesterday , Doug Friedline, a consultant who helped professional wrestler Jesse Ventura win the Minnesota governor's…

  17. Group Wants Springsteen For Senate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. sen Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office?…

  18. Cracker Hits Road; Camper Van Parks In N.Y.

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin. Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in…

  19. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy…

  20. Billboard Bits: Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven & The Sun, GBV, Rollins Band New Jersey-based act Seven & the Sun will on Wednesday (May 15) appear on the NBC daytime drama " Passions " to debut its single, "Walk With Me." The daily soap opera plans to feature the song as its theme throughout the…

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