1. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  2. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

  3. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  4. Santana Maps Out 2003 Tour Plans

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in L Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003,…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's ""Teddy Bear"" and Chubby Checker's ""Let's Twist Again,"" dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. He is 84 2001 - Lyricist Kal…

  6. ACM Awards Move To Vegas

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May 21 at the 12,000-seat Events Center at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The 2003 ACM Awards, which The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May…

  7. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Hendrix

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Jimi Hendrix Carlos Santana is planning his first all-Spanish album, featuring duets with a number of female singers, Billboard Bulletin has learned. Recording for the set, to be released by BMG U.S. Latin, should start early next year. The artist's…

  8. Bidding For Eminem's Boyhood Home Passes $1M

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has surpassed $1 million on Internet auction site eBay. The modest Warren, Mich., home, listed on the site since late last week, was appraised at just $91,000 Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has surpassed $1 million on Internet…

  9. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one…

  11. Santana, Nelson To Headline Nobel Concert

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The Dec. 11 concert will pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter, who is being hon Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's…

  12. Police May Reunite For Mandela

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST There's a good possibility that the original lineup of the Police will reunite for a special upcoming show. Drummer Stewart Copeland told reporters in Milan that the group has been asked to play at a There's a good possibility that the original lineup of the Police will reunite for…

  13. The Rodeo Eroded

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the Atlantic-distributed Ropedope imprint for the venturesome instrumental group's most engaging, impressive album yet. Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the…

  14. On a Mission

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST First time out, Trick Pony served up radio-friendly excitement with just the right amount of beer-soaked edge, and the exuberant trio takes that concept up a big notch with its sophomore WB release. First time out, Trick Pony served up radio-friendly excitement with just the right amount of…

  15. 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, "…

  16. Jackson Cruises At CMAs With Five Wins

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The singer scored trophies for entertainer of the year, and Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event is broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." 2001 - Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin…

  18. Trick Pony 'On A Mission' To Prove Versatility

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com With its eponymous debut, Trick Pony burst from the chute as one of country music's most successful new acts while establishing a reputation as one of the industry's premier party bands. With its sophomore effort, "On a Mission," the Warner Bros…

  19. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  20. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

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