1. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  2. Big Swing Face

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-ba Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the…

  3. Elvis DVDs Track King's Rise To Fame

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A Little Less Conversation" by Dutch DJ Junkie XL is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, and this week debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot It's shaping up to be an Elvis Presley summer. The remix of "A…

  4. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…

  5. Dawgnation

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United States as a "melting pot." It is, and so much more. Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United…

  6. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  7. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25)…

  8. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  9. Ex-Soul Man Coughs Up Live Album, Poetry

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is releasing a limited-edition live album exclusively through his official Web site. Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is releasing a limited-edition live album exclusively through his official Web site . The artist is also preparing to…

  10. Blue Country Heart

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jorma Kaukonen, who has been dazzling finger-picking guitar fans at least since his founding stints with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, turns in a customary album on his Columbia debut. Jorma Kaukonen, who has been dazzling finger-picking guitar fans at least since his founding stints with…

  11. All Over Creation

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for c Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly…

  12. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

  13. Audiogalaxy Ordered To Block Copyrighted Songs

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), and rights management organization Harry Fox Agency have reached an out-of-court settlement on a co The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), National Music Publishers'…

  14. Tonic Wraps New Album

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui, Hawaii studio. Los Angeles-based rock trio Tonic has completed recording its third album with famed producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi) at his Maui,…

  15. A Dozen Acts Set For 'Jeep World' Second Stage

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A dozen second stage acts have been confirmed for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival, due to kick off July 10 in Charlotte, N.C. Five For Fighting, Tonic, Rubyhorse, Howie Day, and Remy Shand a A dozen second stage acts have been confirmed for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival,…

  16. Freedom

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Andy Griggs' latest on RCA is a diverse and engaging effort. Swirling guitars and a confident vocal set the tone early on the title cut, and "The Road to Lasting Love" is a sultry midtempo. Andy Griggs' latest on RCA is a diverse and engaging effort. Swirling guitars and a…

  17. Eli and The Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Gonna Take a Miracle

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Laura Nyro's immortality is re-affirmed by Columbia/Legacy's initial three entries—replete with bonus material—in an expanded and remastered Columbia/Nyro catalog reissue schedule. LAURA NYRO Eli and the Thirteenth Confession REISSUE PRODUCER: Al Quaglieri ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Charlie…

  18. R. Kelly Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook Coun R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from…

  19. Unreleased Live Set Among Cash Reissues

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday, Columbia Legacy has scheduled four more of the country music veteran classic albums for reissue in its "American Milestones" series, Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday,…

  20. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

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