1. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  2. Phish Hooks February U.S. Tour

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. The dates, which run from…

  3. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  4. Coldplay Plans U.S. Winter Tour

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based modern rock act Coldplay has laid out details for its 2003 U.S. tour, which is set to kick off Jan. 21 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. At present, dates are scheduled through a Feb. 9 sh U.K.-based modern rock act Coldplay has laid out details for its 2003 U.S. tour, which is…

  5. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  6. Dance for Life

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed set that primarily spotlights remixes of well-known recordings from the label's historic vaults. Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed…

  7. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion was tabled. "When Lisa passed, it was…

  8. Matchbox Twenty Finalizes New Album Details

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "More Than You Think You Are," matchbox twenty has finally put the set to bed. Frontman/main songwriter Rob Thomas tells Bi With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "…

  9. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  10. Sandler Gets Soundtrack Assist From Krauss

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming soundtrack to Adam Sandler's animated film "Eight Crazy Nights." Krauss sings with the comedian on two of the album's eight songs. Th Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming…

  11. Judge Sides With No Limit Films In Copyright Suit

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville has ruled in favor of Master P's No Limit Films, one of more than 800 original defendants, including music publishers, copyright administrators, record labels, A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville has ruled in favor of Master P's No Limit…

  12. Rattle Makes Smooth Transition To Berlin Philharmonic

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past several weeks, one of the most highly anticipated events in the classical music world of the 21st century has been unfolding in the heart of Europe, as iconoclastic British conductor Sir Simon Rattle has taken charge of his new…

  13. MARK TAYLOR AND ALCTotal Live Experience

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After he and his choir's surprising success with their debut album in 2000, Montgomery—the musically gifted pastor of Houston's Abundant Life Cathedral mega-church—returns here on a two- After he and his choir's surprising success with their debut album in 2000, Montgomery—the…

  14. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley, Calif.-based Fantasy Inc. The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley,…

  15. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

  16. 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…

  17. Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers' celebrated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but anyone who expects Thomas' new album to be a sortie through traditional blues is i Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers'…

  18. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about an hour later after the panel of 24 "…

  19. Stapp's Vocal Woes Force Creed Tour Reorganization

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a throat affliction suffered by singer Scott Stapp. The band's frontman is "suffering from acute laryngitis due to the Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a…

  20. 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…

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