1. Billboard Bits: Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Emmylou Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards Country veteran Emmylou Harris will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors. She'll be presented with…

  2. Primal Scream Turns Up 'Heat' On North America

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release date for its domestic Epic debut, "Evil Heat." The album, which features contributions from Robert Plant, Kate Moss, My Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release…

  3. The Way We Do

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and Lyric—it will be interesting to see which one emerges as the new leader of the pac Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and…

  4. Some Listeners Seeing 'Red' Over New McGraw Single

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical controversy of "Indian Outlaw." Eight years later, another more sober McGraw song is again sparking consternation among some li Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical…

  5. Artists Celebrate 'Being Out'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed to openness and honesty" have contributed tracks to the benefit compilation "Being Out Rocks." A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed…

  6. LL Cool J Brings The 'Luv' On '10'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ask rapper LL Cool J the secret of longevity in a genre peppered with short-term careers, and he laughs. "I don't know," he says. "If I had the secret, I'd sell it for $50 million. Wait, why sell myself short? I'd…

  7. Down the Old Plank Road—The Nashville Sessions

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recasting country and bluegrass standards in a Celtic light isn't that much of a stretch, but hooking up Irish legends the Chieftains with a diverse range of Nashville-based artists is a savvy move an Recasting country and bluegrass standards in a Celtic light isn't that much of a…

  8. Queen Latifah Sleuths For TV Series

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah is returning to primetime television. The versatile actress and recording artist has signed a deal with CBS to develop and star in "Mali Anderson," a drama series project based on Grace Queen Latifah is returning to primetime television. The versatile actress and…

  9. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

  10. Billboard Bits: SHeDAISY, Jammys, Alejandro Escovedo

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NEws on SHeDAISY, Jammys, Alejandro Escovedo Sibling country trio SHeDAISY was on hand to perform at last night's (Sept. 23) New York premiere party for the Touchstone film "Sweet Home Alabama." While the group struggled to hold the attention of the schmoozing stars during its…

  11. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ronnie Hawkins, The Police, Toadies

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a Ronnie Hawkins benefit concert, 'The Very Best of the Police & Sting,' and the Toadies. Oct. 4 will officially be declared Ronnie Hawkins Day in Toronto and an all-star lineup will perform a tribute concert in his honor that evening. Kris Kristofferson, Garth Hudson…

  13. 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 &…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 "…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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