1. Plant Returns To Interpretation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "My ability and vocal chords are all in good shape, but I haven't really felt substantially relevant as a lyricist for a long time." A stunning admission, but one characteristic of Robert Plant, the disarmingly honest voice of Led…

  2. Smith's 'MiB II' Stays On Top At Box Office

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch atop the box office heap this weekend, but the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film proved too tough to beat and held on to its crown Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch…

  3. 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…

  4. Dirty Child

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A former A&R executive and DJ, Rosey has turned the tables to become a performing artist with much potential. A former A&R executive and DJ, Rosey has turned the tables to become a performing artist with much potential. This debut brings together rock, blues, and hip-hop musicalities,…

  5. 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: …

  6. John Entwistle Laid To Rest

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. G Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the…

  7. Molson Brings Summer Snow, Music

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a few of the acts that will be taking part on various dates of the forthcoming North American Molson Snow Jam The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a…

  8. Smith's 'MiBII' Sets Holiday Box Office Record

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Men in Black II" blasted the record books on the July Fourth holiday, vaporizing an estimated $90 million since its release last Wednesday and an estimated $54.1 million during the three-day weekend "Men in Black II" blasted the record books on the July Fourth holiday,…

  9. Oasis Has The Right 'Chemistry' At No. 1

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis is back at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, as its fifth studio set "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother) ousted Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Interscope/Polydor) from the top spot yesterday (July 7). M Oasis is back at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, as its fifth studio…

  10. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnaroo, 'Like Mike,' 'Fame Academy' The Bonnaroo Festival, which debuted June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn., will be reprised next year, according to promoters Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment. The inaugural event attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close…

  12. McCartney Battles With McDonald's

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare standards to its restaurants worldwide. The former Beatle, who married Heather Mills earlier this month, took time out Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare…

  13. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  14. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25)…

  15. Usher, Busta, Eve Jamaica-Bound

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the imported headliners set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica's fourth annual Sashi Experience festival. To be held Aug. 25, the eve Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the…

  16. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  17. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  18. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  19. Ozzfest Acts Set Headlining Dates

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to run concurrently with stops on the enduring festival tour. System Of A Down, P.O.D., Pulse Ultra, and Meshugg For the second year in a row, several Ozzfest bands have set up headlining performances to…

  20. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

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