1. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7…

  2. Billboard Bits: Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al The Who's "Baba O'Riley" was originally going to be the theme song for the hit Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," so it seems only fitting that the band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, would guest-star on the show'…

  3. Injury Forces Mustaine To Disband Megadeth

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST A severe injury suffered in January by Megadeth founder/frontman Dave Mustaine has brought about the end of the veteran metal group after 19 years. It is unknown how the vocalist/guitarist sustained s A severe injury suffered in January by Megadeth founder/frontman Dave Mustaine has brought…

  4. Gates' 'Melody' Tops U.K. Chart Again

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1-million sales mark and secured its second week at No. 1 on yesterday's (March 30) U.K. singles chart. With the current hits by Shaggy featuring Al Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1…

  5. Put It on Paper

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. For those who think there isn't any life left in old-school artists, immediately give a listen to Ann Nesby's Put It on Paper. Nearly six years…

  6. Rings Around the World

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Costello? Now, toss in some smartly placed electronic wizardry (as In the mood for some psychedelic pop-rock that draws from such iconic figures as Brian…

  7. The Way I Feel

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timing couldn't be better for an artist like soulful newcomer Remy Shand, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba. With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timing couldn't be better for an artist like…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  9. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

  10. Buck Says He Can't Remember Alleged Air Rage

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck told a London jury today (March 20) he had no recollection of his alleged drunken behavior during a trans-Atlantic flight last April. Prosecutors said he overturned a break R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck told a London jury today (March 20) he had no recollection of…

  11. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  12. Goo Goo Dolls Rev Up For 'Rock & Roar'

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th annual Toyota Grand Prix, set for April 13 outside Long Beach, Calif.'s Convention Center. Pioneer will als Modern rock trio Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A A birthday party for Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx (real name: Warren Mathis) turned ugly Tuesday night in Athens, Ga., after three men were stabbed, one of them critically injured. Eric McAnally, who manages Nashville rapper Haystack, was in critical…

  14. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers,…

  15. 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. "…

  16. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  17. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  18. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  19. Pearl Jam Gets To Work On New Album

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is recording its seventh and final studio album under contract for Epic, but published reports suggest the Seattle band has already begun shopping its services to other labels. "This next al Pearl Jam is recording its seventh and final studio album under contract for Epic, but…

  20. 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 …

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