1. Waylon Jennings Remembered In Nashville

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with friends like Kris Kristofferson and Travis Tritt singing the praises and songs of the iconoclastic country music star. Trit Waylon Jennings' independent spirit was honored on Saturday (March 23), with…

  2. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  3. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival After establishing herself as an international pop star, Britney Spears turned to acting. Now, Spears is said to be making a move into the restaurant biz. Crain's New York Business reports that Spears is partnering with noted New York…

  4. Lil' Romeo Raps With Aliens In 'Shorty'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the Universal Pictures film "Shorty," to be produced by his father, Master P, and directed by Jesse Dylan, who also directed "How High," starring rap Teenage rapper Lil' Romeo has signed on to star in the…

  5. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  6. 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…

  7. MTV2 Presents New Artists On Tour

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST LostProphets and Apex Theory will hit the road next week on an MTV2-sponsored tour. The U.S. tour will kick off March 19 in San Diego and close May 7 in Albuquerque, N.M. Party rocker Andrew WK will j LostProphets and Apex Theory will hit the road next week on an MTV2-sponsored tour. The U.S.…

  8. Familiar Faces Lead Kids' Choice Nominations

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two nominations each for Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Southern California pop-rockers Smash Mouth also garnered two, due no Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two…

  9. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  10. Cash Buckles Down On 'American Four'

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday -- which arrives today (Feb. 26) -- the country music icon is hard at work on his fourth collaboration with produce While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th…

  11. Ministry Returns With Live Album On New Label

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour" March 19 as the first release under a new deal with Sanctuary Records. A companion home video release on DVD and VHS is du Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour…

  12. Billy Bragg: What Does It Mean To Be English Today?

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of Woody Guthrie songs recorded with American alt country rockers Wilco, the 44-year-old singer/songwriter has rev Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of…

  13. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Napster, The Living End A special event honoring the late country icon Waylon Jennings will be held March 23 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Limited public seating will be available in the venue's balcony. No other details have yet been confirmed for the…

  14. Dido, Minogue Snag Two Brit Awards

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 20) at London's Earls Court. Dido won the best British female honor and the best British album for "No Angel" (Ari Dido and Kylie Minogue scored two trophies each at the 2002 Brit Awards…

  15. Billboard Bits: Siouxie, Hank Jr., Moby, Tragically Hip

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Siouxie & The Banshees mini reunion tour, Hank Williams Jr. returning to the Grand Ole Opry, Moby's new MTV series, and the Tragically Hip's Special Olympics Benefit concert. Modern rock veterans Siouxie & The Banshees will regroup for an April 27 appearance at…

  16. Dirt Band's 'Circle' Still Unbroken 30 Years On

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" will be reissued March 26 via Capitol Nashville. Originally released in 1972, the double-album set un In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's …

  17. The Lovin' Side

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. Nowhere is that more apparent than when he points his muscular voice toward…

  18. Green Day, Blink Plan 'Pop Disaster'

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day and Blink-182 will co-headline the Pop Disaster tour, kicking off April 17 in Bakersfield, Calif. Although venues have In what promises to be one of the spring's most popular live pairings, Green Day…

  19. Country Legend Waylon Jennings Dies At 64

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13) after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. A Jennings spokeswoman said he died peacef Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13)…

  20. Blink-182's DeLonge Suits Up Boxcar Racer

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar Racer, due to be released May 14 on MCA. Featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Dave Kenned Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar…

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