1. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  2. Bjork's Mother Ends Hunger Strike

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The mother of pop singer Bjork has ended a hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir said yesterday (Oct. 29) that she began eating again on Sunday eveni The mother of pop singer Bjork has ended a hunger strike against a plan to develop the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  4. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers…

  5. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  6. Bjork's Mother Continues Hunger Strike

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST The mother of pop singer Bjork says she is frail but determined to continue her hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir stopped eating Oct. 7 to try to The mother of pop singer Bjork says she is frail but determined to continue her hunger…

  7. 44TunesOnTV

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 28 "Intimate & Interactive," MuchMusic USA Featured Artist: Foo Fighters. "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Sammy Hagar. "The…

  8. Henley To Helm 'Weather' Walden Benefit

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who have signed on for Stormy Weather 2002 -- A Benefit for Walden Woods, set to take place Nov. 13 at Los Angeles' Wi Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who…

  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. Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored…

  11. Radiohead, Coldplay Head Q Awards

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the world today" at the 13th annual Q Awards, held yesterday (Oct. 21) in London. Coldplay picked up the best album award for "A Rush For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the…

  12. Hot Product

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Santana, Foo Fighters, Chris Robinson, Kelly Rowland, and more. Yeah, 'Man' Carlos Santana faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 Arista opus, "Supernatural." But…

  13. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  14. Sounds Eclectic Too

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best and most culturally valuable stations in the U.S. For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best…

  15. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  16. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album ""Etta Jones Sings Lady Day."" She is 72. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album "…

  18. Reel Big Fish Survives Bus Fire

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire at a truck stop in Kingdom City, Mo. The six band members and three crewmen were sleeping on the bus Saturday Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire…

  19. The Art of Translation

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grits is a talented duo propelled by the skills of Teron "Bonafied" Carter and Stacy "Coffee" Jones. Grits is a talented duo propelled by the skills of Teron "Bonafied" Carter and Stacy "Coffee" Jones. Previous efforts garnered Grits exposure on BET and…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

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