1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  2. Lost & Found

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel projects, Deitrick Haddon moves to Verity with an album that should bring him the large-scale recognition he so des After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap rivals Esham and T.N.T. The incident occurs during a tour stop in Camden, N.J., and leaves T.N.T. with bruises an 2001 - Chart-topping rap outfit D12 carries out a brutal assault on Detroit rap…

  5. Chris Robinson Signs With Redline

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline Entertainment and is working on his solo debut album, "New Earth Mud." The set is tentatively due later this year, but Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has signed with Best Buy-affiliated Redline…

  6. Labels' Accounting Practices Under Fire

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a California Senate Committee music business hearing in Sacramento, described record industry accounting practices as "in Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a…

  7. Limp Bizkit Presses On With New Album

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a nationwide, publicity-driven hunt for a guitarist, Limp Bizkit has yet to announce a new group member, but it doesn't appear to have slowed the recording progress for its upcoming album. After a nationwide, publicity-driven hunt for a guitarist, Limp Bizkit has yet to announce a…

  8. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  9. Diana King: 'Respect' Is Like A Second Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Slated for a July 30 release on Maverick, Diana King's "Respect" showcases a myriad of radio-friendly crossover songs designed to return the singer/songwriter to U.S. music consciousness. "Respect" is King's third…

  10. Tortoise, Trans Am To Help Thrill Jockey Celebrate

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A host of acts from the Thrill Jockey roster will descend on New York Sept. 5-7 to celebrate the eclectic Chicago-based label's 10th anniversary. The event kicks off at Irving Plaza, with performances A host of acts from the Thrill Jockey roster will descend on New York Sept. 5-7 to…

  11. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million, Gaylord officials…

  12. The Spitfire Grill

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In a genre known for being big and brassy, it's always a pleasure to come across a musical that revels in its quiet moments. In a genre known for being big and brassy, it's always a pleasure to come across a musical that revels in its quiet moments. That's why The Spitfire…

  13. Greatest Hits

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw—originally released on Acuff-Rose Publishing founders Roy Acuff and Fred Rose's Hickory Records (and produced by Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug…

  14. Durst Testifies In Big Day Out Inquest

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit warned concert organizers of security problems during its tour of Australia and New Zealand before a teenage fan died in a crowd crush, lead singer Fred Durst said today (June 17) in Sydne Limp Bizkit warned concert organizers of security problems during its tour of Australia and…

  15. Santana, Snoop, Bootsy Set For ESPY Awards

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the 2002 ESPY Awards, which honor outstanding sports achievements. The 10th annual event will be hosted by actor S Santana, Snoop Dogg, and funk pioneer Bootsy Collins have signed on to perform during the…

  16. Third Eye Blind Links With Goos For Summer Tour

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit Third Eye Blind will join Goo Goo Dolls for the second leg of the band's North American summer tour, beginning July 29 in Phoenix. The group will be on board through a Sept. 13 clos Modern rock outfit Third Eye Blind will join Goo Goo Dolls for the second leg of the…

  17. Bizkit Tour Manager Blames Organizers For Fan Death

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A tour manager for Limp Bizkit told an inquest in Sydney today (June 6) that concert organizers were to blame for the death of a 15-year-old fan who was crushed during a concert in Australia last year A tour manager for Limp Bizkit told an inquest in Sydney today (June 6) that concert…

  18. Vanessa

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her rÉsumÉ, including such gospel royalty as Yolanda Adams and the Canton Spirituals, Williams (not to be confused with the pop/R With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her résumé, including such gospel royalty as…

  19. Bizkit's Durst Campaigns For Guitarist's Return

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst seems ready to welcome former guitarist Wes Borland back into the band's lineup, posting the latter's personal email address on the Internet might not be the b Although Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst seems ready to welcome former guitarist…

  20. New Tortoise, Sea And Cake Sets On The Way

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in De Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new…

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