1. Billboard Bits: Shakira, 'Today,' Ray Charles

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shakira, 'Today,' Ray Charles A bag of cement dust was thrown at Colombian pop star Shakira during a promotional appearance at a shopping center near Sydney. The dust did not reach the 25-year-old singer, who was quickly ushered off stage after the incident last night (May 2…

  2. DMB Busts Up Lillywhite Tunes On New Set

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host of tunes originally put to tape in 2000 with producer Steve Lillywhite. They'll be featured on "Busted Stuff," which RCA ha As first tipped here in March, the Dave Matthews Band has re-recorded a host…

  3. TMBG Screen 'Gigantic' Documentary In NYC

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be Giants documentary in New York last night (May 2) for an audience of family, friends, fans, and potential di Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be…

  4. DiFranco Preps Documentary, Live Album

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before she issues her next studio album, ever-busy singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco tells Billboard.com she will unveil a two-hour movie about her life -- on and off the road over the past five years -- Before she issues her next studio album, ever-busy singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco tells…

  5. Honduran Villagers Mourn TLC's Lopes

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With fame, fortune, and Grammys already in her possession at 30, the only thing missing from Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' life was a little peace. It was on the northern coast of Honduras that she found it With fame, fortune, and Grammys already in her possession at 30, the only…

  6. Smokin' Grooves Returns With Outkast, Hill, Roots

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin' Grooves festival, which kicks off July 18 outside San Francisco and runs through Aug. 7 in Atlanta. Jurassic 5, DJ Shado Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and the Roots lead the lineup for the revitalized Smokin'…

  7. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Westerberg, MTV VMAs

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, MTV VMAs R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe tells Billboard.com the veteran Georgia-based rock act is working on songs for its next Warner Bros. studio album. "We're writing now," he said last night (May 1) at a New York screening for the film "…

  8. Get Up Kids Get A Lift From Superchunk

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Underground rock outfit Get Up Kids will hit the road for an extensive summer tour, beginning May 24 in Houston, and winding down July 16 in the group's Kansas City, Mo., hometown. The trek comes on t Underground rock outfit Get Up Kids will hit the road for an extensive summer tour,…

  9. Collaborators Span The Globe In '1 Giant Leap'

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The creators of the acclaimed multi-media project "1 Giant Leap" will preview its DVD component at screenings tonight (May 2) in San Francisco and next week in Los Angeles and Toronto. Duncan Bridgema The creators of the acclaimed multi-media project "1 Giant Leap" will…

  10. Vintage Simon & Garfunkel Live Set Due In July

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the first live album recorded during its heyday. "Live From New York City 1967," due in July from Columbia/Legacy, documen As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Hard Rock Vault, Shakira, George Clinton

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Hard Rock Vault, Shakira, George Clinton Hard Rock Cafe International (HRCI) plans to establish a music memorabilia museum in Orlando, Fla. The Hard Rock Vault, scheduled to open its doors in November, will offer an "educational look at the evolution of music," according to…

  12. Cher Says 'Farewell' With 50-City Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three-month North American tour which she says will be her last. Living Proof -- The Farewell Tour will kick off wit Everlasting diva Cher will cap her nearly 40-year performing career with a massive, three…

  13. New Video Follows 'John & Yoko's Year of Peace'

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Image Entertainment will on Sept. 17 release "John & Yoko's Year of Peace," a documentary chronicling the couple's anti-war campaign that began with Lennon and Ono's honeymoon "Bed-In-for Peace" i Image Entertainment will on Sept. 17 release "John …

  14. A Pair Of Crows, Wyclef To Rock For MTV

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, and Wyclef Jean will headline a free May 10 concert in New York's Battery Park, presented by MTV as part of Robert DeNiro's inaugural Tribeca Film Festival. Comedians Robi Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, and Wyclef Jean will headline a free May 10 concert…

  15. Reggae Stars Bring The 'Love' On Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "Pressure Drop" has been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, will headline the One Love Festival, a U.S. reggae tou Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "…

  16. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  17. Marc Anthony Lays Out Summer Trek

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield,…

  18. Documentary To Stem From McCartney Tour

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's ongoing Driving USA tour will produce a home video/DVD release, according to the artist. "It will be a documentary," McCartney said Friday before his first of two shows at New York's Paul McCartney's ongoing Driving USA tour will produce a home video…

  19. New Songs, Surprises Abound At Coachella

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival over the weekend in Indio, Calif., playing before crowds of 30,000 on both days. The even Sixty artists from around the world graced four stages at the third Coachella Valley Music …

  20. Love Is Everything: The Jane Siberry Anthology

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum. There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum. No artist does this better than Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry, who has, over the years, flirted with…

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