1. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  2. Janet Jackson Sings For 'Chicago'

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie soundtrack, Billboard Bulletin reports. The track, which is still untitled, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single. The album is t Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie…

  3. Friends Flank Willie Nelson On Live Album

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars" will be released as an audio CD Nov. 5 via Lost Highway Records. Broadcast May 31, the event at Nashville's Ryman Audi The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars &…

  4. Eminem, Nelly, Lavigne Notch New Platinum Marks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recent albums by rappers Eminem and Nelly and young rocker Avril Lavigne each reached new platinum levels in their latest reviews by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Recent albums by rappers Eminem and Nelly and young rocker Avril Lavigne each reached new platinum levels…

  5. Chart Top Makes Cozy 'Home' For Dixie Chicks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 42% sales dip to 214,00 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The trio's Monument/Columbia set easi The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week…

  6. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  8. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

  9. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  10. Isyss: On 'The Way' To Becoming R&B Goddesses

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Between now and the end of the year, stay tuned for album releases by a host of female duos or groups. That lineup includes Floetry (SolJaz/DreamWorks), LovHer (Dragon/Def Soul), Lyric (J Records), 3LW (Nine Lives/Epic), TG4 (T.U.G./A&M), and…

  11. Dixie Chicks 'Home' Again At No. 1

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 53% decline in sales to 367,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the country trio's "Home" For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop…

  12. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments…

  13. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  14. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse…

  15. One and Only

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This is one of those albums that succeeds beautifully on every level. This is one of those albums that succeeds beautifully on every level. The songwriting is impressive, the vocals are engaging, and the musicianship is skilled and adventurous. This talented outfit from Mobile, Ala., has…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  17. Country Vet Porter Wagoner Unplugs

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just in time for his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Porter Wagoner is releasing "Unplugged." With a legendary recording career spanning nearly five decades under his belt, Wagoner believes the acoustic project is his…

  18. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

  19. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on the Blue Note label and Norah Jones; 'N Syncer gone solo Justin Timberlake; the Hot 100 triumphs of Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Nelly; and Daryl DULY NOTED: One of the most revered jazz labels in the world, the Blue…

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