1. Lawsuit Over Technology Could Delay Bon Jovi Album

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A New York company is suing to block Universal Music Group from using what it claims is a proprietary technology embedded in the packaging of Bon Jovi's album "Bounce" (Island Def Jam). If successful, A New York company is suing to block Universal Music Group from using what it…

  2. Estoy Como Nunca

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT What makes Eliades Ochoa one of the most enjoyable artists of the modern Cuban folk movement? His exquisite guitar playing? His consummate band-leading skills? His adventurous embrace of musicians and What makes Eliades Ochoa one of the most enjoyable artists of the modern Cuban folk movement…

  3. All I Got

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in enviably fine vocal form, working once again with arranger/producers Paul Brown, Steven Dubin, and others from the talented This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in…

  4. Surprise Bill Would Put Webcast Royalties On Hold

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced legislation late yesterday (Sept. 27) that would delay for six months Webcasters' payments of digital royalties to re In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema Veteran hip-hop artist Kool G Rap will issue his eighth studio album, "The Giancana Story," Nov. 12 as his first release under a newly signed deal with Rawkus/Koch Entertainment. The set features guest appearances by Capone-N-Noreaga,…

  6. 'Idol' Clarkson's Single Sets Billboard Record

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA single, "A Moment Like This," has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard's Hot 100. The single sold 236,0 As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson&…

  7. 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…

  8. Back Trouble Forces Haggard To Cancel Concerts

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Merle Haggard has canceled several concerts this month because of back trouble. "Merle said he is sorry about this inconvenience ... and he hopes everyone understands," his book Veteran country artist Merle Haggard has canceled several concerts this month…

  9. Voyeur

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . . Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . .)"…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2000 - Traditional…

  11. RCA Compiles Memorable 'Moments' From 'Idol'

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be chronicled on the collection "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due Oct. 1 from RCA. The single-disc compilation will be the first full-length album featur Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be…

  12. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  13. LL Cool J To Star In 'S.W.A.T.'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures feature "S.W.A.T." Production begins Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, with Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia…

  14. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmark project that crossed boundaries and…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Americana Music Association 2002 Awards Winners The Americana Music Association's inaugural Americana Awards were presented Sept. 13, 2002, in Nashville at an event hosted by Jason Ringenberg, leader of Jason & the Scorchers. Artist of the year: Jim Lauderdale Album of the year:…

  18. Kill the Moonlight

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. Too smart for its own good, the band refuses to sit still or bow to trends. After…

  19. Roots of Our Nature

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This meeting of the masters involves Steve Miller Band vet Norton Buffalo and producer/slide guitar wiz Roy Rogers. This meeting of the masters involves Steve Miller Band vet Norton Buffalo and producer/slide guitar wiz Roy Rogers. Both artists are very much in sympathy with blues music,…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports chart-based stories on Ray Charles, Vanessa Carlton & Billboard's AC chart, Ashanti, and "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson. WE CAN'T STOP LOVING HIM: Ray Charles' "Mother" (E-Nate/Cross Over) returns to…

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