1. 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 &…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Pretenders, Folk Implosion, Bon Jovi

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pretenders, Folk Implosion, Bon Jovi The Pretenders have ended a career-long association with Warner-affiliated labels by inking a new deal with Artemis. The Chrissie Hynde-led band's label debut, "Loose Screw," is due Nov. 19 and will be preceded by first single "…

  4. Classic Rockers Raise Funds For Sept. 11 Victims

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Billboard…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  6. U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2's second hits collection, "U2: The Best of 1990-2000," due Nov. 5 through Interscope. Dubbed "The Best of the B-Sides," the 14-track A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2…

  7. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  8. 35TunesOnTV

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 26 "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured Artist: Lee Ann Womack. "Behind the Music 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments," VH1…

  9. Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk t When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in…

  10. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  11. Simmons, Def Jam Relaunch Rap The Vote

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Russell Simmons, Def Jam, and the NAACP yesterday (Aug. 20) officially relaunched the Rap the Vote campaign as a strategic partnership between Rock the Vote and the NAACP. In preparation for the Nov. Russell Simmons, Def Jam, and the NAACP yesterday (Aug. 20) officially relaunched the Rap the…

  12. Artists Head South For 'Austin City Limits' Festival

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists that will be on hand for the inaugural Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 28-29 in the Texas ca Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists…

  13. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  14. Senator Withdraws Bill To Repeal 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back the state bill he introduced in January that would have repealed the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back…

  15. Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording industry's exemption to the "seven-year rule" on personal-services contracts is lashing out at the Recording Industry Associat The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording…

  16. Canadian Stars Unite Against Cancer

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors Pl Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah…

  17. Billboard Bits: Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither Pop stars Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync and Willa Ford will share hosting chores for the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant, set for Aug. 28 on South Padre Island, Texas. The event, which will also feature a performance by teenage rapper/actor Bow Wow,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  19. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  20. Labels' Accounting Practices Under Fire

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a California Senate Committee music business hearing in Sacramento, described record industry accounting practices as "in Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a…

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