1. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el Arroyito"" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran ""sonero,"" Compay Segundo. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el…

  5. 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…

  6. U2 To Take Over Penthouse For Studio

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dublin's docklands redevelopers, who angered U2 by tearing down the group's hallowed old studios, are giving Bono and his colleagues a high-rise penthouse replacement, the two sides announced today (N Dublin's docklands redevelopers, who angered U2 by tearing down the group&…

  7. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  8. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have postponed two additional shows in the wake of saxophonist Clarence Clemons' recent surgery to repair a detached retina. Saturday's (Nov. 9) show in Columbus, Ohio, has been…

  10. Strummer Goes 'Global' With MTV2

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a short Monday (Nov. 11) at 10 p.m. ET. Titled "Joe Strummer's Global Boom-Box," the show will serve as the visual equivalent to Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a…

  11. Run-D.M.C. Announces Retirement

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST A day after Run-D.M.C.'s Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell was laid to rest in Queens, N.Y., the surviving members of the group -- Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels -- were joined by hip- A day after Run-D.M.C.'s Jason "Jam Master Jay…

  12. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  13. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono Idiosyncratic singer/songwriter Chan Marshall will release a new album under her Cat Power moniker Feb. 18 via Matador. "You Are Free" is Marshall's first release since 2000's "The Covers Record" and her first collection of new…

  14. Crow Sings For Semisonic Frontman

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that counts Sheryl Crow among its collaborators. Crow, who passed through Wilson's hometown of Minneapolis in early Septem Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that…

  15. The Pretenders Turn The 'Screw'

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com After more than 20 years and seven albums with the majors, the Pretenders make their indie-label arrival Nov. 12 with the Artemis release "Loose Screw." Artemis executive VP Michael Krumper sees it as reflective of a larger trend. He notes, "You look…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That You Can't Leave Behind,"" pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That…

  17. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna…

  18. Gray Celebrates Big 'Day' On U.K. Album Chart

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3) with "A New Day at Midnight" (iht/East West), while a Eurodance version of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3)…

  19. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  20. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. 2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland…

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