1. Thirty Years On, 'Ziggy' Still Shines

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released an album with a strange and extraordinarily long-winded title. "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spid On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released…

  2. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  3. Rock, Hip-Hop Stars Do Battle On 'XXX'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack to "XXX," due Aug. 6. The set is divided into rock and hip-hop discs; the first single from the rock disc is Hatebreed's "I Will Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn Dave Matthews Band will take to the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York's Times Square on Monday (July 15) to tape a performance for that night's episode of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." The taping of…

  5. Goo Goo Dolls' Rzeznik Goes Disney

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap, writing music for Disney's upcoming animated children's film "Treasure Planet," due Nov. 27 in U.S. theaters. "It was really interest Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap,…

  6. Metallica Invites Fans Into The Studio

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has teamed with the T.J. Martell Foundation to offer fans a day in the studio with the metal icons. Metallica has teamed with the T.J. Martell Foundation to offer fans a day in the studio with the metal icons. The prize is up for bid via online auction site eBay , with proceeds to…

  7. Mario Aims Wide With J Records Debut

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just because he's young, don't dismiss Mario as another teen artist. According to J Records chief Clive Davis, Mario is special in that he also possesses adult appeal. "Yes, he's 15, and teens and younger kids like him,"…

  8. Modern Rockers Saddle Up For 'Road Rules'

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock heavy hitters Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, and Hoobastank have contributed tracks to the "MTV Road Rules -- Don't Make Me Pull This Thing Over -- Vol. 1" soundtrack. Due Aug. 6 Modern rock heavy hitters Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, and…

  9. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  10. Born to Reign

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith was first a rapper, then an actor. Now he's known as an actor who raps. Confused? Don't be. Will Smith was first a rapper, then an actor. Now he's known as an actor who raps. Confused? Don't be. Smith is capable of doing both, as evidenced on Born to Reign, his…

  11. Latin Playground

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While some collections of children's music are meant to be childlike (i.e., giggles, child's choruses, chimes), others are simply meant to be fun. While some collections of children's music are meant to be childlike (i.e., giggles, child's choruses, chimes), others are…

  12. Bellamy Bros. Cherish 'Redneck Girls Forever'

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After celebrating their 25th anniversary last year with two commemorative CD collections, the Bellamy Brothers are moving full steam ahead into the next chapter of their career with a new relationship with Curb Records and forthcoming album, …

  13. Billboard Bits: Entwistle, Dixie Chicks, Springsteen

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Entwistle, the Dixie Chicks, and Bruce Springsteen. Funeral services for Who bassist John Entwistle will be held next week, according to Universal Music Enterprises, parent of the band's label, MCA. As the services will be private, no details were released other than that…

  14. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  15. 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…

  16. LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh Rap For Kids

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing a new book-and-CD series titled Hip Kid Hop. The series will pair a children's book -- aimed at kids ages 4-10 -- Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing…

  17. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  18. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  19. Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle"

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part two of "A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle" Known as "the Ox," the Chiswick, England-born bassist said he was pleased that the band had returned to a five-piece after touring with a large backing band in the late '80s. "I feel much more…

  20. Lil' Romeo Signs On For A Taste of 'Honey'

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil' Romeo has taken a sweet role starring opposite Jessica Alba ("Dark Angel") in Universal Pictures' "Honey." Music video director Bille Woodruff will make his feature directorial debut on th Rapper Lil' Romeo has taken a sweet role starring…

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