1. Billboard Bits: Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Downloads, Flaming Lips, Sweet Relief After spending nearly two years planning online subscription services, at least two major labels appear to have altered course, Billboard Bulletin reports. Universal Music Group (UMG) will soon allow fans to purchase individual songs via Liquid…

  2. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Peter/Melanie Gabriel, Janet, Big Lurch

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Peter/Melanie Gabriel, Janet Jackson, Big Lurch Peter Gabriel married longtime companion Meah Flynn last Sunday at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast, according to the Associated Press. The reclusive artist continues to work on his long-awaited next album,…

  4. Billboard Bits: White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes/Strokes, Gordon Gano, Wire Up-and-coming rock outfits the White Stripes and the Strokes are teaming for a spate of shows in their respective hometowns, Detroit and New York. An Aug. 9 show at Detroit's Chene Park will see the White Stripes headline, while an Aug. 15…

  5. Atticus Fault

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Atticus Fault's debut is a very enjoyable pop/rock project, notable for its fantastic musical arrangements and generally ethereal sound. Atticus Fault's debut is a very enjoyable pop/rock project, notable for its fantastic musical arrangements and generally ethereal sound. Lyrically…

  6. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  7. Billboard Bits: 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is wanted by police for simple assault, accused of attacking a man who attended a party at his house in Escatawpa, Miss., last week. The victim, Terry Alexander, told authorities Harrell knocked out a tooth and…

  8. New Connection

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his fifth release and second for Nashville-based indie Oh Boy, Todd Snider finds himself in a comfortable, confident mode that easily taps into his often poignant, sometimes off-kilter world view w On his fifth release and second for Nashville-based indie Oh Boy, Todd Snider finds himself…

  9. Queens, Rage Members Get 'Dangerous'

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk to record the bulk of the music for the soundtrack to "The Dangerous Lives of Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage…

  10. Hot Product

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Moby, Weezer, Rush, Naughty By Nature, and more. '18' Again Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind listeners can "take home and embrace." "In the past, when I…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stones, American Worship Gathering & More

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Rolling Stones, American Worship Gathering & More Many fans attempting to purchase special pre-sale tickets late for select shows on the Rolling Stones' upcoming North American tour found themselves in Internet-related agony earlier this week. Fans had to join Sam Goody…

  12. Todd Snider's 'New Connection'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like the singer/songwriters he admires most, Todd Snider manages to effectively translate life experiences into songs that capture the imagination. On the R.S. Field-produced "New Connection," his fif Like the singer/songwriters he admires most, Todd Snider manages to effectively…

  13. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Manilow, Grushecky System Of A Down yesterday (April 23) released an enhanced version of its latest album, "Toxicity" (American/Columbia). The new set features the same 14 tracks repackaged with a "metallic rendering" of the cover art and a…

  14. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Dashboard, Creamfields

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Dashboard Confessional, Creamfields Microhits Music Corp. has filed a copyright-infringement suit against Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie), his songwriting partners, publishers, Lava Records, and Atlantic Records over Rock's 1998 song "Cowboy." The suit --…

  15. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive the magazine's "entertainer of…

  16. Moby Opts For More Warmth, Less Attitude

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind that listeners can "take home and embrace." Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  18. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  19. Are You Passionate?

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Recording for the first time with sometime touring mates and Stax studio vets keyboardist Booker T. Jones and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn (both of Booker T. & the MG's), Neil…

  20. Fatboy Slim Nabs Two DanceStar USA Awards

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA Awards, held Sunday night in Miami. Slim picked up the best international act honor and the best video trophy for Fatboy Slim (real name: Norman Cook) was the big winner at the inaugural DanceStar USA…

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