1. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  2. Billboard Bits: NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Eve, NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar Alicia Keys and Eve have been added to the NFL Kickoff Live From Times Square concert, set for tomorrow (Sept. 5) in New York. As previously reported , Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will also perform at the event, portions of…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  5. Another Sweet Mess

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major distribution (following a pair of self-releases) shows an uncommon command of self-penned pop-rock, expertly produced Vivacious Santa Barbara, Calif., songstress Kirstin Candy's first album with major…

  6. Bar Talk

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis' bands, among others—has conceived a project with keenly urban, fully adult sensibilities; in other words, the re Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis'…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do It Right),"" is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53. 2000 - Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers letters regarding the state of commercial singles. LOST BUSINESS Dear Fred, You hit the nail on the head a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned singles. I used to buy singles every week, at least $20 worth. But now I never go to…

  9. Metallica's Hetfield Donates Parkland

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Hetfield is officially a benefactor of the Marin County, Calif., park system, as county supervisors have agreed to accept a 438.5-acre easement from the Metallica singer/guitarist. James Hetfield is officially a benefactor of the Marin County, Calif., park system, as county supervisors…

  10. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…

  12. Billboard Bits: White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Timothy White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris Autographed Fender and Martin guitars are among the items available at an online auction to benefit the family of former Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27. The guitars are signed by the artists participating in…

  13. 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…

  14. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  15. MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy"…

  16. James Taylor Hits The 'Road' This Fall

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "October Road" debuted last week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, won't be spending much of October on the road, but following a spate o Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "…

  17. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  18. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's solo album "Now or Never?" I…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album ""Imagination,"" countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson ""schemed again 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian…

  20. Crue's Vince Neil Returning To Club

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colo., nightclub to make up for walking off stage last week during a solo show, according to his manager, Burt Stein. Neil walked Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colo., nightclub to…

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