1. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  2. Hot Product

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Juanes, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Bryan Ferry, and more. On Any Other 'Day' It's a big week for Latin artists, with new albums on the way from Juanes and Thalia. Juanes' "Un Dia Normal" (Surco/Universal) is the follow-up to "Fijate…

  3. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom…

  4. Sabotage Alleged In Jay-Z Apartment Suit

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, and now the owner is suing two neighbors for sabotaging the deal. Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in…

  5. 'Sun' Shines On Lips, De La, Modest Mouse, Cake

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural Unlimited Sunshine tour, which bows July 31 in St. Louis and wraps Aug. 31 in St. Paul, Minn. The idea for the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cake, and Kinky have signed on for the inaugural…

  6. Stereo/Mono

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. In prioritizing the contents of this two-disc set (priced as a single CD), former Replacements leader Paul Westerberg has it backward. The draw isn't the…

  7. 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…

  8. 2002 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards -- which honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music -- took place May 9 in Miami. Winners are determined by the actual sales and radio airplay data that informs…

  9. Frizzle Fry, Suck on This

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In 1990, just prior to the grunge explosion ushered in by Nirvana's Nevermind, San Francisco trio Primus released two highly original albums that combined the energy of punk, the heaviness of metal, a In 1990, just prior to the grunge explosion ushered in by Nirvana's Nevermind, San…

  10. 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 …

  11. Billboard Bits: Doves/Elbow, Remy Zero, The Knack

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Doves/Elbow, Remy Zero, The Knack As first reported here last week, U.K. modern rock colleagues Doves and Elbow will embark on a North American tour June 3 in Seattle. Eleven dates are confirmed so far, although venues in some cities are still tentative. Doves will be on tour in the U…

  12. Hot Product

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Wilco, Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg, Kenny Chesney, Pet Shop Boys, and more. Back To The 'Hotel' Considering all the label drama that has engulfed Wilco and its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," during the past year, it's a bit…

  13. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  14. A Tiempo

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his U.S. On his U.S. debut album (following indie releases in his native Peru), Gian Marco emerges as a surprisingly strong and mature songwriter, which is no surprise, given his trajectory as a songcrafter for people like Emmanuel and Marc Anthony. What is more surprising is his aplomb as…

  15. Ashanti Continues Quadruple Chart Reign

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200…

  16. Then Came the Night

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance. Pseudo-edge…

  17. Silver Lining

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The ever dependable Bonnie Raitt delivers another fine disc—her 16th—by returning to the production team responsible for her previous outing, 1998's Fundamental. The ever dependable Bonnie Raitt delivers another fine disc—her 16th—by returning to the production team responsible for her…

  18. Kid Rock, Pam Anderson Engaged

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit "V.I.P.," said "yes" when b Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the…

  19. Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's 51st birthday, Billboard.com has learned. Ramone's mother Charlotte Lesher and brothe Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been…

  20. Sinatra Jr. Brings Dad's Songs To Vegas

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las Vegas Strip next month in a show called "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." The show, which will run May 8-15 at the MGM Grand hotel/casino, wi Frank Sinatra Jr. will bring his famous dad's songs back to the Las…

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