1. Indian Composer Sues Over Truth Hurts Sample

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent hit single "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim borrowed heavily and without permission from a 20-year-old Hindi A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent…

  2. Eminem Notches First Hot 100 No. 1

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the class on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, giving the rapper his first ever No. 1 on the singles tally. The cut is the chart's fastest-growing track at r Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  4. Crazy Town Bets The Farm On 'Darkhorse'

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its sophomore album, "darkhorse," Nov. 12 via Columbia. The 11-song set is led by the single "Drowning," a video for which was recently sho Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its…

  5. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  7. 'Rings' Scores Two Soundtrack Awards

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film Festiv Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The…

  8. Billboard Bits: Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme' Hip-hop stars Coolio and Outkast have signed on to star in a low-budget direct-to-video movie financed by National Lampoon, Image Entertainment, and Broadway Entertainment. "National Lampoon's Hip-Hop Party" will be released…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  10. Billboard Bits: Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup Wu-Tang Clan MC Raekwon has severed ties with Columbia's Loud Records imprint and is in negotiations with several major labels for his recording career, sources say. Rumor has it that the Staten Island, N.Y.-native is also planning a…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Cam'ron, N.O.R.E. Hit Road With NAAM Brigade

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid in Full tour, set to kick off Oct. 10 in Atlanta. The acts will play 18 shows at East Coast colleges and theaters throu Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid…

  14. Reprise Readies Enya Box

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four-disc box set, "Only Time * The Collection." Due Nov. 12 via Reprise, the 49-track set will be packaged in velvet and g The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four…

  15. UMG Settlement Could Mean Millions For Courtney

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Courtney Love is nearing a settlement with Universal Music Group's Geffen Records over her highly publicized suit to get out of her recording contract, sources said. The suit As tipped here last week, Courtney Love is nearing a settlement with Universal Music…

  16. Love Claims Nirvana Lawsuits Resolved

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love says she has resolved the lawsuits between herself and the surviving members of Nirvana, paving the way for the long-awaited release of rare Nirvana material. Speakin Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love says she has resolved the lawsuits between…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on U2, low debuts, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Jimmy Fallon, the Dixie Chicks, and Las Ketchup. U TURN: U2 extends its span of hits on Billboard's Hot 100 to 18 years and eight months, thanks to the debut of "…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2000 - Traditional…

  19. Chart Top Makes Cozy 'Home' For Dixie Chicks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 42% sales dip to 214,00 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The trio's Monument/Columbia set easi The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports chart-based stories on Ray Charles, Vanessa Carlton & Billboard's AC chart, Ashanti, and "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson. WE CAN'T STOP LOVING HIM: Ray Charles' "Mother" (E-Nate/Cross Over) returns to…

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