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. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  3. Learning From Falling

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. J Records founder Clive Davis and his key A&R man, Peter Edge, have a knack for discovering tomorrow's superstar divas today. Lamya is the duo's…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. 2001 - Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Def Leppard, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles, Gareth Gates, Darius Danesh, and Beth Orton. 'X' MARKS THE SPOTS: It's been more than three years since a Def Leppard album debuted on The Billboard 200. This week the band from…

  6. Springsteen Rises Straight To U.K. No. 1

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's scored a fifth No. 1 album on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 4) with "The Rising" (Columbia), his first new studio set since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom Joad." Meanwhile, failed Bruce Springsteen's scored a fifth No. 1 album on the U.K…

  7. Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15 release for his label debut. Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15…

  8. R.E.M. Moving Along On New Album

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist Peter Buck revealed in an in-depth interview with fan site Murmurs.com. R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist…

  9. Chili Peppers, Gates Holding Strong In U.K.

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) remained the U.K.'s favorite single and album, respectively, according to the yesterday Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)…

  10. 'Pop Idol' Aims To Go Global

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, creator of "Pop Idol," says he is planning to make the hit TV show into an Olympics-like global competition. "The working title of the show is 'World Idol,' and we'll have the ['Pop Idol Simon Fuller, creator of "Pop Idol," says he is…

  11. Gates, Chili Peppers Reign On U.K. Charts

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best-selling artists on the new U.K. charts yesterday (July 21). Eighteen-year-old Gates' "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best…

  12. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

  13. Kravitz, N.E.R.D. Lead 'Blue Crush' Set

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker Lenny Kravitz, leads the eclectic Virgin soundtrack to the surfing film "Blue Crush." The track, which also appears on Kravitz's 2001 Virgin al "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker…

  14. Gates Dethrones The King On U.K. Chart

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The four-week reign of "The King" on the U.K. singles chart is over. "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL (RCA) fell 1-3 on yesterday's (July 14) new sales survey, replaced by teenager Gareth The four-week reign of "The King" on the U.K. singles…

  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. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Aerosmith, Nelly, Ashanti, Nickelback, Elvis Presley vs. JXL, Gareth Gates, and Celine Dion. DREAM ON AND ON AND ON: It's been at least seven months since a collection of Aerosmith's greatest hits has been released, so it must be time for a new one. Voila: …

  17. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Neil Finn, Korn Dave Matthews Band will take to the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York's Times Square on Monday (July 15) to tape a performance for that night's episode of CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman." The taping of…

  18. Mario Aims Wide With J Records Debut

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just because he's young, don't dismiss Mario as another teen artist. According to J Records chief Clive Davis, Mario is special in that he also possesses adult appeal. "Yes, he's 15, and teens and younger kids like him,"…

  19. Billboard Bits: Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Grand Slam, Bo Diddley, Will Smith Elton John, Carlos Santana, Martina McBride, and comedian Dennis Miller are confirmed to perform at the 7th annual Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children benefit concert. The event, set for Sept. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, raises…

  20. Michael Jackson Brands Recording Industry As Racist

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording…

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