1. Limp Bizkit Narrows Guitar Search Hopefuls

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the hard rock group has invited several of its favorite picks from the auditions to continue jamming, in hopes that seeds f Limp Bizkit's nationwide search for a new guitarist has come to a close, and the…

  2. 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…

  3. Dave Matthews Band Sets Summer Tour

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Before its spring tour has even started, the Dave Matthews Band is looking ahead to a two-month U.S. summer tour, due to kick off with a pair of shows July 5-6 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The latest seri Before its spring tour has even started, the Dave Matthews Band is looking ahead to a two…

  4. Billboard Bits: Daugherty, Kaukonen, Thorogood

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Dee Daugherty, Jorma Kaukonen, and George Thorogood. Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group, is recovering at New York's Bellevue Hospital following a motorcycle accident Friday (Feb. 8) in which he was struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.…

  5. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan. 6 at Green's Grocery in Leiper's…

  6. Billboard Bits: Cantrell, Ashcroft, Jennings

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jerry Cantrell, Richard Ashcroft, Waylon Jennings Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," this summer via a new deal with Roadrunner. Recorded with Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) and Mike…

  7. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  8. Billboard Bits: Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and Apple Computer, Inc., will receive the 2002 Technical Grammy Award, the Recording Academy announced today (Jan. 31). The awards honor individuals or companies that have made significant contributions to the technical…

  9. Billboard Bits: Britney, Foo Fighters, '80s Box'

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, '80s Box' Britney Spears was in the U.K. this week to tape an appearance on the BBC's popular "Top Of The Pops" show. The artist performed "Overprotected," which can be found on her latest Jive album, "Britney,"…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Berry/Richard

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Mission Of Burma, Chuck Berry/Little Richard Mick Jagger will appear on an episode of the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" this season, according to the network. The Rolling Stones vocalist recorded his voice-over for the program last week, but the details…

  11. Billboard Bits: Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Supersuckers, Paul Kelly, Ween Seattle-based, Texas-raised country punks the Supersuckers will on March 12 release "Must've Been Live," the first concert album of the group's decade-plus career. The recording of the band's infrequent country concert sets "…

  12. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee Universal Pictures will today (Dec. 19) unveil the initial airing of the teaser trailer for "8 Mile," the drama starring Eminem as a young white rapper struggling to realize his dreams. The trailer will debut on NBC's "Access…

  13. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  14. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Carey will join last year's singers, the…

  16. Billboard Bits: "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More Sheryl Crow's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son" has been added to the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," due Jan. 8. As previously reported , the set consists entirely of Beatles covers performed…

  17. Billboard Bits: Oysterhead, Rollins, Madonna

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Oysterhead, Rollins, Madonna Rock supergroup Oysterhead will donate net proceeds from its shows tonight (Nov. 13) and tomorrow at New York's Roseland Ballroom to the New York Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund and the New York State Coalition Against…

  18. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group Bob Dylan is writing a multi-volume autobiography, titled "Chronicles," the first installment of which is due out next year. A Simon & Schuster spokesperson declined to give details of the deal, or say how many volumes Dylan will…

  20. Billboard Bits: Johnny Cash, Wilco, Isaac Stern

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Johnny Cash, Wilco, and Isaac Stern. Country legend Johnny Cash was released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital yesterday (Oct. 22), according to his management company, Artists Consultants, Inc. The 69-year-old singer was admitted to the hospital Oct. 7 with bronchitis and was…

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