1. Super Bowl To Explode With Music

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical entertainment, and plenty of it will be televised during the Fox network's extensive coverage of the game and the pre-game ci The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical…

  2. 311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international…

  3. Paul McCartney To Lead Super Bowl Tribute

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit of everyday heroes" during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI, set for Feb. 3 at the New Orleans Superdome. When contact Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit…

  4. George Strait To Return To Arenas

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million, George Strait will return to headlining arenas this year, Billboard Bulletin reports. After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of…

  5. Tarantula

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST If a certain artist/producer pairing generates a hit, then why not revisit the same well? Mystikal does just that by reteaming with the Neptunes ("Shake Ya Ass") and the Medicine Men on this follow-up If a certain artist/producer pairing generates a hit, then why not revisit the…

  6. Sonic Youth Prepping Reissues

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for rarities that will bolster Universal's upcoming reissues of the group's "Daydream Nation" (1988), "Goo" (1990), and "Dirty" (1992) albums. Sonic Youth is "raiding the tape vault" for…

  7. Philly Artists Team For NBA Concerts

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the Roots, and Musiq Soulchild, will return home Feb. 8-9 for the Philly All-Star Concert Series, as part of the 2002 NBA All A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the…

  8. Cracker Returns After What Seems Like 'Forever'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collec Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band&…

  9. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  10. Weezer Extends 'Midget' Tour

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Immediately following the completion of its as-yet-untitled fourth Interscope/Geffen album, Weezer will return to the road in North America to headline the Hyper Extended Midget tour. Immediately following the completion of its as-yet-untitled fourth Interscope/Geffen album , Weezer will…

  11. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roskilde, Outkast/Ludacris & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Garbage are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 Roskilde Festival, set for June 27-30 outside Copenhagen. The future of the event was uncertain following the deaths of nine fans during Pearl Jam's set at Roskilde…

  12. Carter, Pagano Team For Tour

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as the opening acts for his upcoming 22-date tour, due to launch Jan. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The cross-count Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15-year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as…

  13. Eve Joins Diesel, Jackson In 'XXX'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15 year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as the opening acts for his upcoming 22-date tour, due to launch Jan. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The cross-count Rapper Eve will star alongside Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, and Asia Argento in Revolution…

  14. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  15. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, Randy Newman

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rob Zombie, Super Bowl XXXVI, and Randy Newman. Rob Zombie is the latest artist to be confirmed for the concert series the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is staging Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Zombie has been added to the bill at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which already includes…

  17. Eagles, No Doubt, Ozzy Lead Artists Rights Benefits

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Eagles, Sheryl Crow, the Offspring, Weezer, and the Dixie Chicks are among the acts that will perform in a series of high-profile concerts to benefit the Recording Artists Coalition's (RAC) artist The Eagles, Sheryl Crow, the Offspring, Weezer, and the Dixie Chicks are among the acts…

  18. Nightly Concerts Set For Salt Lake's Olympic Plaza

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16 acts that will headline the Hallmark Olympic Celebration Series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  20. Dylan Sets 2002 Tour Dates

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan will kick off a round of 2002 tour dates Jan. 31 at the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Fla. Tickets to the five announced Southern U.S. dates -- which will feature only Dylan and his band, Bob Dylan will kick off a round of 2002 tour dates Jan. 31 at the TD Waterhouse Centre in…

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