1. Graceland Reverses Elvis Impersonator Ban

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elvis impersonators can continue swiveling their hips and quivering their lips, after Graceland reversed its earlier decision to sever its support of festivals featuring clones of the King. Elvis impersonators can continue swiveling their hips and quivering their lips, after Graceland…

  2. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  3. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  5. Slicker Than Your Average

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. Well, David's back with a set…

  6. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  7. Minnelli Hires Lawyers for VH1 Case

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli is getting ready for a legal fight against VH1. She and husband David Gest have hired lawyer Michael Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his recent murder trial, "t Liza Minnelli is getting ready for a legal fight against VH1. She and husband David…

  8. Stars Sign On For Holiday Events

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn Rimes will celebrate with celebrities in Hollywood, while country artist Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack will rub el To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn…

  9. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  10. Rzeznik Pens, Records 'Treasures' For Disney

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet" boasts two songs written and performed by the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik. After nearly two decades as the leader of the Buffalo, N.Y.-ba The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"…

  11. Hammond Opts For One Of His Own On New Set

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues artist John Hammond has written and recorded a song of his own. Due Feb. 11 via the Back Porch label, Hammond's "Read After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues…

  12. Kylie, Shaggy, Ashanti Make A 'Miracle'

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber, Anastacia, Shaggy, Eyra Gail, McFadden & Whitehead, Candi Staton, and Chaka Khan are among the musical Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber,…

  13. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  14. Aguilera Finds New Life On U.K. Chart

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were highlighted yesterday (Nov. 17) as her single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA), which ran out of steam at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were…

  15. Meet The Dancehall Doctors

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took the unusual step of forgoing studio musicians and recording the album with his road band. The artist recently discussed the proje For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took…

  16. A New Day at Midnight

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the follow-up to 2000's worldwide smash White Ladder, seems to be the sound of a troubadour in transition—growing p A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the…

  17. Para Puente

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Conguero Snowboy (aka Mark Cotgrove) & the Latin Section have been a major item in the English/European Latin jazz scene for the past 15 years, working a thunderous sound that fuses son, mambo, an Conguero Snowboy (aka Mark Cotgrove) & the Latin Section have been a major item in the…

  18. Phish Hooks February U.S. Tour

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. The dates, which run from…

  19. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  20. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

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