Beaches & Canyons

Beaches & Canyons

Here is an album for which new adjectives need to be invented. Unfortunately, George Orwell isn't available.
Brainwashed

Brainwashed

With Brainwashed—the album on which 1992 Billboard Century Award honoree George Harrison was working at the time of his death almost one year ago—the Beatles' other songwriter has left us with a transcendent musical postcard.
The Confluence

The Confluence

This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis.
Loose Screw

Loose Screw

For their eighth studio album, the Pretenders take the best blues- and soul-etched rock elements from past albums like Pretenders and Learning to Crawl and merge them with sunsplashed reggae rhythms.
Travelogue

Travelogue

The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree Joni Mitchell revisits 22 songs from her rich catalog, rerecording them with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-person choir, and a backing band that includes keyboardist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Spears Drops Out Of Restaurant Biz

Spears Drops Out Of Restaurant Biz

Britney Spears is no longer a restaurateur as she has pulled out of Nyla, the New York eatery she opened just five months ago. The pop star, who turns 21 on Monday (Dec. 2), said in a statement that she has "terminated her relationship" with the restaurant she formed a partnership with in March because of mismanagement and "management's failure to keep her fully apprised."
Judgement Against Combs Reduced

Judgement Against Combs Reduced

A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs to $450,000, overturning $2 million in punitive damages against the rap-music icon. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., said Combs still must pay compensatory damages to Cedrick Bobby Lemon, who sued Combs.
Oasis Drummer's Firing Claim Tossed Out

Oasis Drummer's Firing Claim Tossed Out

Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid to sue the band's lawyers over his firing because he waited too long to start legal action. Yesterday (Nov. 28), London's High Court threw out the claim by McCarroll that solicitors Statham Gill Davies had negligently handled Oasis's 1993 recording agreement with Sony, allowing the band to get rid of him instantly without compensation.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58.
MTV: 'Osbournes' Premiere Draws 6.6 Million

MTV: 'Osbournes' Premiere Draws 6.6 Million

Tuesday night's second season premiere of "The Osbournes," the reality series about heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's unorthodox family and home life, drew 6.6 million viewers, according to MTV. Ratings for the show were up 84 percent compared to the first season's premiere, and viewership rivaled that of the highest-rated episode last season, the music channel said.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishements of Toni Braxton and matchbox twenty.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs.

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