1. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  2. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  4. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  5. Corgan: Zwan Debut Set 'Just About Done'

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping up work on its debut studio album. "The Zwan album is just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping…

  6. Ono Initiates New Peace Prize

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new peace prize. Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  8. Billboard Bits: Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Emmylou Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards Country veteran Emmylou Harris will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors. She'll be presented with…

  9. Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a second time, New York state officials said today (Oct. 9) on what would have been the slain Beatle's birthday. John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a second time, New York state officials said today (Oct. 9) on what would have…

  10. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  17. Believe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NÜ-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised to hit a similar mark with this follow-up. Reuniting with producer Johnny K., the group opted f Nü-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

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