1. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  3. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  4. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  5. Learning From Falling

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. Lamya is the duo's…

  6. Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With contemporary nÜ-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the timing couldn't be better for this seven-disc, 142-track boxed set. With contemporary nü-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the…

  7. Warrant Out For Vince Neil's Arrest

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County district attorney's office. The w A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the…

  8. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  9. Not Quite 'It': Strokes Gear Up For Busy Fall

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but the blitz isn't ready to wind down just yet. The Strokes have been promoting their RCA debut, "Is This It," for almost 13 months, but the blitz isn't ready to wind down just…

  10. Jeff Townes Makes Magnificent' Solo Debut

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There has always been a touch of jazz buried deep in the musical psyche of Jeff Townes. Even while churning out rap crossover hits ("Summertime," "Parents Just Don't Understand") with Will Smith as D.J. Jazzy Jeff &…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

  13. Ricky Martin Honored With Hispanic Heritage Award

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin is among the five winners of the 16th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, to be presented Sept. 20 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. On Oct. 12, many Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin is among the five winners of the 16th annual Hispanic…

  14. Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15 release for his label debut. Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15…

  15. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  16. R.E.M. Moving Along On New Album

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist Peter Buck revealed in an in-depth interview with fan site Murmurs.com. R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  18. Sin, Win & Grin

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the nÜ-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length debut from West Coast-based duo T.H.E.M., an acronym for Thee Human Ego Maniacs, otherwise known With the nü-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  20. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

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