1. Norah Jones Breaks Through

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the media. Norah Jones is slowly but surely bringing her style of contemporary jazz to a growing audience with Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Dudley Moore, Zappa, Early Day Miners

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dudley Moore, Frank Zappa, Early Day Miners British actor and accomplished pianist Dudley Moore, who became an unlikely Hollywood heart-throb portraying a cuddly pipsqueak whose charm melted hearts in "10" and "Arthur," died today (March 27) at his home in New…

  3. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the…

  4. Yorn Plans Tour, Debut Album Reissue

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of headlining and festival appearances, and tentative dates opening for Weezer. As previously reported, dates wi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has sketched out a spring North American tour that is a mix of…

  5. Flyin' the Koop

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just what constitutes "jazz" and "jam-band," and where do the two go their separate ways? Purists would argue that the two have nothing to do with one another, but this release by Galactic drummer Sta Just what constitutes "jazz" and "jam-band," and…

  6. MTV Brings 'Best Of TRL' To Stores

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singles featured on MTV's immensely popular "Total Request Live" (TRL) show will be available in compilation form March 26 via UTV Records' "The Best of TRL Pop," a single-disc set celebrating the sta Singles featured on MTV's immensely popular "Total…

  7. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  8. 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. "…

  9. Plant Plans Summer Sojourn With The Who

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least a handful of shows on the Who's upcoming U.S. tour. Plant is confirmed to appear July 29 in Hershey, Pa., July Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least…

  10. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  11. Billboard Bits: Oasis, UNCF, 'Peter Pan,' Cheech & Chong

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Oasis, the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser, the 'Return to Neverland' soundtrack, and Cheech & Chong. Oasis has slated "The Hindu Times" as the first single from its upcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth Epic studio…

  12. Britney's 'Crossroads' Enjoys Strong Opening

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears, pulled in an estimated $17 million in over the weekend to land at No. 2 on the North American weekend box office roundup. The film "Crossroads," the feature film debut of teen pop diva Britney Spears,…

  13. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  14. Gabriel, Latifah Join Naughty By Nature's 'iicons'

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel and Queen Latifah are the latest artists confirmed to appear on "iicons," hip-hop act Naughty By Nature's first album under a new deal with TVT. Moved to its third projected release date Peter Gabriel and Queen Latifah are the latest artists confirmed to appear on…

  15. Ben Folds And His Piano Head Out On Tour

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ben Folds will begin a 16-city U.S. tour on Feb. 25 in Iowa City, Iowa, his second go-around of the States in support of last year's Epic solo debut, "Rockin' the Suburbs." This time, however, Folds i Ben Folds will begin a 16-city U.S. tour on Feb. 25 in Iowa City, Iowa,…

  16. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with…

  17. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  18. 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…

  19. Martin, Spears Win Big At MTV Asia Awards

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia Awards on Saturday. Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, and Jackie Chan were among the honorees as 20 awards were ha Seven thousand fans filled the Singapore Indoor Stadium to witness the inaugural MTV Asia…

  20. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

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