1. KMFDM Is Back With 'Attak'

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST After disbanding three years ago, pioneering industrial act KMFDM -- whose career spanned 15 years and 10 albums-returns April 19 with "Attak" (Metropolis). Founder and group leader Sascha Konietzko s After disbanding three years ago, pioneering industrial act KMFDM -- whose career…

  2. Westerberg Suits Up For In-Store Tour

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg will play his first shows in five years at a series of in-store performances beginning later this month. The solo acoustic shows come in support of the art Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg will play his first shows in five years at a…

  3. Chesney Sees 'No Problems' With New Album, Tour

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. The country artist has lined up more than 60 U.S. tour dates After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  4. Cornell Quitting Post-Rage Project?

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chris Cornell has left the new, as-yet-unnamed band he formed with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford, according to reports. The surprising news comes just days afte Chris Cornell has left the new, as-yet-unnamed band he formed with Rage Against The…

  5. Manson Ushering In A New 'Golden Age'

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the title for his group's fifth studio album, the singer confirmed yesterday (March 21) on his official Web site. The set, which Manson descr Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the…

  6. P.O.D., New Rage/Cornell Band Lead Ozzfest Lineup

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will host the first appearances from the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's T The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will…

  7. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  8. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  9. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  10. So Long a Journey

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Formed in the late 1970s, progressive bluegrass outfit Hot Rize reconvened for a celebrated run of dates in 1996, including a two-night stand at the Boulder (Colo.) Theater from which this album was c Formed in the late 1970s, progressive bluegrass outfit Hot Rize reconvened for a celebrated…

  11. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Will Young, and Tim McGraw. TRIO: The top three debuts this week on The Billboard 200 are all by solo female artists. As expected, Alanis Morissette debuts at No. 1 with her third studio set and fourth album overall, "Under…

  13. 7 Worlds Collide—Live at the St. James

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Featuring Neil Finn, formerly of Crowded House and Split Enz, backed by an all-star band—brother Tim Finn, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Featuring Neil Finn, formerly of Crowded House and Split Enz, backed by an all-star…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  15. Early Primus Albums Set For Reissue

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of frontman Les Claypool's Prawn Song label, which will on April 23 reissue both the band's debut live LP "Suck on This," and its firs The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of…

  16. Neil Finn Returns With Two Albums, DVD

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new live album, "7 Worlds Collide - Live at the St. James" (released Feb. 26 via Nettwerk America), was both an experiment w Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new…

  17. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  18. Songwriting Reunites Jayhawks Principals

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently reunited for a brief songwriting session, the fruits of which will most likely show up on Olson's next solo album. At th Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently…

  19. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  20. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

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