1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde." LADIES STILL LOVE COOL JAMES Hi Fred, Reading Michael Ellis and Todd Martens' summary of chart news on Billboard.com last Thursday, I was amazed to discover that "…

  3. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  6. 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…

  7. White To Be Honored At Creative Coalition Concert

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with the Creative Coalition's Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. The honor will be bestowed during the Seconding Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with…

  8. Night Divides the Day: The Musicof the Doors

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Solo pianist George Winston goes rock—kind of—on this 13-track album of Doors covers. Solo pianist George Winston goes rock—kind of—on this 13-track album of Doors covers. Although it would be tough to tell from listening to his two decades-plus worth of introspective, seasonal-themed…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  12. MP3.com Sued By Dylan, Joel, Taylor

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and James Taylor have filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against online music site MP3.com, claiming it distributed their music without authorization, Billboard Bulletin rep Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and James Taylor have filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Stars Salute Timothy White In Boston

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at the FleetCenter in Boston last night (Oct. 7) for Music To My Ears, the fi Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow…

  17. House Passes Bill Cutting Fees For Small Webcasters

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7) passed landmark legislation that will offer small Webcasters -- those whose gross revenues are less than $1 million a year -- significant discounts in r The House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7) passed landmark legislation that will offer…

  18. Parties Near Deal In Webcast Rate Battle.

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sources close to the negotiations among labels, artists, and Webcasters say the major part of a deal was struck yesterday morning (Oct. 6) that would offer smaller Webcasters -- those making under $1 Sources close to the negotiations among labels, artists, and Webcasters say the major part of…

  19. 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,…

  20. Some Listeners Seeing 'Red' Over New McGraw Single

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical controversy of "Indian Outlaw." Eight years later, another more sober McGraw song is again sparking consternation among some li Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical…

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