1. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  2. Wallflowers Stand Tall Through 'Red Letter Days'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I don't mean to be blunt, but I think this is a great f***ing record," Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan exclaims of the band's fourth and newest set, "Red Letter Days," due Nov. 5 via Interscope. Not unlike the…

  3. Bono Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year. The honor will be bestowed on the Irish singer during a Feb. 21 New York tribute dinner and silent a U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of…

  4. Demolition

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Ryan Adams signed with Lost Highway last year, part of the deal was that the label would try, release-wise, to keep pace with his seemingly nonstop songwriting. When Ryan Adams signed with Lost Highway last year, part of the deal was that the label would try, release-wise, to keep pace…

  5. Brown Sugar

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those in the music business, a love For those in the music business, a love of music is often as strong as any other loves in their lives. Actors Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan explore that dichotomy in the new Fox Searchlight film Brown Sugar. Like the film, the accompanying soundtrack…

  6. Strong Enough

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt stormed onto the scene more than a decade ago as that rare soulful balladeer also capable of rebel-rousing Southern boogie. Travis Tritt stormed onto the scene more than a decade ago as that rare soulful balladeer also capable of rebel-rousing Southern boogie. Over the years, he…

  7. Orient & Occident

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As much as one might long for Arvo PÄrt to be more musically ambitious (just as one might wish his English counterpart, John Tavener, to be less so), this would be missing the point of the Esto As much as one might long for Arvo Pärt to be more musically ambitious (just as one might wish his…

  8. Hometime

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact. It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact. And while two retrospectives arrived in the interim, hardcore fans have simply been…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  10. Legislation Discussed At California Piracy Hearing

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators yesterday (Oct. 3) in Sacramento to address the affects of music piracy on the state's economy, Billboard Bulletin report Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators…

  11. J. Lo Ready To Unveil The New 'Me'

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez's next Epic studio album, "This Is Me... Then," is set for a Nov. 26 release. First single "Jenny From the Block" was the top debut this week at No. 67 on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut i Jennifer Lopez's next Epic studio album, "This Is Me…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards. 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual…

  13. Madonna's New 'Day' Heating Up Radio

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna's "Die Another Day," the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already gettin Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week,…

  14. Dylan Finalizes 'Rolling Thunder' Bootleg Tracklist

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy Records has finalized the track listing for the previously announced "Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 -- Bob Dylan Live 1975: the Rolling Thunder Revue" album, which captures Dylan and an expan Columbia/Legacy Records has finalized the track listing for the previously…

  15. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London…

  16. Lil' Romeo Seeks 'Lil' Juliet' On The Big Screen

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wherefore art thou, Lil' Romeo? Where else but in the eponymously titled "Lil' Romeo and Lil' Juliet," an MGM film starring rapper Lil' Romeo that Artists Production Group's Mark Canton will produce w Wherefore art thou, Lil' Romeo? Where else but in…

  17. Frank Black & The Catholics Double Up

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A decade ago, Charles Thompson, aka Frank Black, was opening for U2 on the Zoo TV tour as Black Francis, the abrasively creative guitar-playing frontman of the Pixies. Success was smiling on Thompson and his critically lauded band; Kurt Cobain…

  18. Arie Recasts U.S. 'Voyage'

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown album, India.Arie will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 6 in Baltimore. At deadline, only 13 November dates were confirmed, all in the east In support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain Smooth jazz mainstay Kenny G will release his third holiday album, "Wishes," Oct. 22 via Arista. The set follows the saxophonist's 1994 release "Miracles - The Holiday Album" and 1999's "Faith - A Holiday Album,"…

  20. Buckley EPs Unearthed For Box Set

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The excavation of late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's recorded output continues Nov. 26 with Columbia's release of the five-disc box set "The Grace EPs." The box will feature five EPs created in con The excavation of late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's recorded…

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