1. Bedingfield, Williams Stay Atop U.K. Charts

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was "as you were" on both the major U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), as Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Thru This" (Relentless) and Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" (Chrysalis) rem It was "as you were" on both the…

  2. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Epic Records, Paul McCartney, Janet and Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Kabouter Plop. THE RULE OF THREE: A number of "Chart Beat" readers sent E-mails this week asking if Ja Rule had set a record by making three appearances in the top-20 of The…

  4. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Matador/Napster, Luna Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, have reached an agreement for support of their 3-year-old son. Terms of the settlement -- which would provide for the child, Christian Casey Combs, until he reaches…

  5. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  6. Boxing Thirty Years Of Kiss

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish.…

  7. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band'…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley in the U.K. and Celine Dion in France. ELVIS AND CLIFF: Steve Young of Hull, England, notes that the latest Elvis Presley single may only have debuted at No. 69 on this week's U.K. Singles chart, but "America the Beautiful" gives Elvis…

  9. Brand New Boots and Panties—A Tribute to Ian Dury

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Physically handicapped since contracting polio at age seven, England's Ian Dury—who died of cancer last year at 57—was one of the odder-looking chaps to emerge from the British New Wave Physically handicapped since contracting polio at age seven, England's Ian Dury—who died of…

  10. TV/Film Composer Raoul Kraushaar Dies

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Raoul Kraushaar, who scored or supplied music for classic television series such as "Lassie" and "Bonanza," and films including "Cabaret" and "Invaders From Mars," died Saturday at his Pompano Beach, Raoul Kraushaar, who scored or supplied music for…

  11. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  12. Publishers OK License Deal For Subscription Services

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), its Harry Fox Agency (HFA) licensing arm, and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have reached an accord on the licensi As expected, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), its Harry Fox…

  13. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  14. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

  15. Marley Song Launches XM Satellite Radio Feed

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The voice of the late Bob Marley ushered satellite radio on the air yesterday (Sept. 25), promising listeners greater variety on the dial -- for a price. Hugh Panero, president of XM Satellite Radio, The voice of the late Bob Marley ushered satellite radio on the air yesterday (Sept. 25),…

  16. Billboard Bits: Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Kiss Alanis Morissette has named her upcoming album and is offering one of its tracks for free download. The Canadian vocalist's third Maverick set, tentatively due Nov. 13, will be titled "Under Rug Swept." Fans can access a streaming Real…

  17. From the Heart

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gene Watson is perhaps one of country's most under-appreciated vocalists, and on From the Heart he serves up a big ol' slice of country pie, conveyed via a gravity-defying tenor and top-notch musician Gene Watson is perhaps one of country's most under-appreciated vocalists, and…

  18. Slipknot Emerges From The Middle Of 'Iowa'

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Records publicist says of the label's platinum shock-thrashers Slipknot. For most bands, this much is implied. But most bands aren't like Slipknot. In fact, most groups have nothing in common with th "They take their music very seriously," a Roadrunner Records publicist…

  19. Cuban Music Groups Canceled In Florida

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Three Florida theaters have canceled upcoming performances by Cuban music groups Cubanismo! and Irakere amid threats of protest from anti-Castro Cuban-Americans. The cancellations come just a week aft Three Florida theaters have canceled upcoming performances by Cuban music groups Cubanismo!…

  20. Call You Cowboy

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few industry archetypes have lost ground the way country music's hat acts have. Few industry archetypes have lost ground the way country music's hat acts have. From outside the mainstream, Brenn Hill seems up to the task of reclaiming and redefining the term: "Your daddy calls…

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