1. Happenstance

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan. (And artists here…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel. 2001 - Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  4. McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon a Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will…

  5. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" (Island in the U.S., Polydor in the U.K.)…

  6. Heartfelt

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Who says contemporary jazz can't be as spontaneous and intrinsically creative as traditional jazz, while still retaining the melodic sensibilities that endear it to radio? Not Fourplay, which reinvent Who says contemporary jazz can't be as spontaneous and intrinsically creative as…

  7. Rappers Research Revealed On 'Dexter's Lab'

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment." Due Aug. 20, the Rhino EP will feature seven tracks from the likes of Coolio, De La So A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "…

  8. Dixie Chicks Team With J.T., Hit The Opry

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country trio the Dixie Chicks will team with Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor for an episode of Country Music Television's (CMT) "Crossroads," to be taped July 31 in Nashville and scheduled Country trio the Dixie Chicks will team with Billboard Century Award winner…

  9. Poll: Eminem, Beyonce Are The 'Reel' Thing

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a seemingly unending stream of music personalities making their way into the acting world, it's Eminem and Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles who fans are most excited to see try their respective With a seemingly unending stream of music personalities making their way into…

  10. 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…

  11. Weinberg Takes 'Late Night' Leave For E Street Tour

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" to hit the road again with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from NBC's "Late Night…

  12. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  13. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  14. Seiji Ozawa Bids Farewell To BSO

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji Ozawa ended 29 years as music director yesterday (July 14) by turning his back to the orchestra and conducting h In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji…

  15. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  16. Judge Rejects Beach Boys Lawsuit

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow…

  17. James Taylor Strolls Down 'October Road'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, Aug. 13 via Columbia. As previously reported, first single "On the 4th of July" debuted last mon Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October…

  18. Timothy White Memorial Planned

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23…

  19. Madonna Nabs 'Bond Girl' Cameo

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A spokesperson for Madonna has confirmed that the artist will make a cameo appearance in the latest James Bond movie. A spokesperson for Madonna has confirmed that the artist will make a cameo appearance in the latest James Bond movie. Madonna, who as previously reported , has already…

  20. Timothy White Tribute Concert In The Works

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don Henley -- have committed to playing a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don…

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