1. Billboard Bits: Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV Singer/songwriter Jewel is putting herself on ice to perform the National Anthem prior to the 52nd National Hockey League (NHL) All Star game, set for Feb. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jewel is also expected to perform another song in…

  2. Furtado: 'That's Not My Midriff!'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado has complained that a photo of her on the cover of British magazine FHM was digitally altered to show a bare torso -- and it's not hers. "There I am with a shirt that h Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado has complained that a photo of her on the cover of…

  3. Voices On The Verge Ready To Tour

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown, and Rose Polenzani -- is gearing up for a three-month U.S. tour in support of its Rykodisc de The singer/songwriter collective Voices On The Verge -- comprised of Beth Amsel, Jess Klein,…

  4. 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&…

  5. Rush Wraps New Album

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock power trio Rush has finished recording its as-yet-untitled next Anthem/Atlantic studio album, the group's first since 1996's "Test for Echo." Sessions recently wrapped in Toronto, with th Veteran rock power trio Rush has finished recording its as-yet-untitled…

  6. Black Crowes On 'Hiatus,' Drummer Exits

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes have gone on "hiatus," according to a statement issued yesterday afternoon (Jan. 8). The briefly worded release states that lead singer Chris Robinson has begun pursing a solo career, The Black Crowes have gone on "hiatus," according to a statement issued…

  7. Gorillaz Plan Animated North American Tour

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a short stint of club dates, set to begin Feb. 23 in Toronto. The tour will visit nine cities, and will close U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a…

  8. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  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. Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise Gains 'New Ground'

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's a safe bet that Robert Bradley is flashing a wild grin and a sparkle in each of his cloudy, opaque eyes. On a break from a day-long trek across the Midwest to a mid-December 2001 gig in Chicago, It's a safe bet that Robert Bradley is flashing a wild grin and a sparkle in each…

  11. Aguilera Quashes Sex Tape Story

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Faced with rumors of a "sex tape" featuring Christina Aguilera circulating the Internet in recent weeks, the pop starlet's management has posted a message denying the validity of such claims on her of Faced with rumors of a "sex tape" featuring Christina Aguilera…

  12. Phish Members To Tour Behind Solo Projects

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to tour this year in support of solo projects, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to…

  13. 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…

  14. Concrete Blonde Cements Reunion Tour

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour Jan. 18 in San Diego, just three days after the release of "Group Therapy," the band's first album in more than eight years Reunited modern rock act Concrete Blonde will kick off a North American tour…

  15. Britney To Headline NBA All-Star TV Special

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has been tapped to perform her single "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" during a Feb. 9 National Basketball Association (NBA) television special. Set to air at 11 a.m. ET, "NBA All-Star Britney Spears has been tapped to perform her single "I'm Not…

  16. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  17. Billboard Bits: Britney, Bosstones, High Times

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, High Times MTV.com is sponsoring a contest that will award lucky winners the chance to fly to New Orleans for a private screening of Britney Spears' film debut, "Crossroads." Spears and the rest of the cast will attend the…

  18. U2, Arie, Keys Snare Top Grammy Nominations

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B newcomer India.Arie was close behind wi Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to…

  19. Update: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Arrested

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Wednesday (Jan. 2) in Tampa, Fla., on suspicion of refusing to follow police officers' orders to leave a nightclub after a fight broke out. The youngest Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter was arrested Wednesday (Jan. 2) in Tampa, Fla., on…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

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