1. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  3. Jerusalem

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Living up to his reputation as the voice of Americana, Steve Earle comments on a post-Sept. Living up to his reputation as the voice of Americana, Steve Earle comments on a post-Sept. 11 world with the gravity and complexity that the subject deserves. Unabashedly political, Jerusalem decries…

  4. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  5. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embrace the artist's R&B, gospel, pop,…

  6. 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…

  7. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  8. Father's Firm Files $100M Suit Against Whitney

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston is being sued for $100 million by her father's entertainment company for breach of contract. According to the lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 12, the s Whitney Houston is being sued for $100 million by her father's entertainment…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, commercially-released singles, and the popularity of cover songs in the U.K. vs. the U.S. MAKING THE GRRADE Hi Fred, I was wondering if RCA is planning to release a retail single for…

  10. Dylan, Alanis, Sting Sing For 'Hope'

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ark 21 has set a Nov. 19 U.S. release date for "Voices of Hope," a charity album that benefits the Sabera Foundation, a Madrid-based organization that creates shelters, provides health care, and educa Ark 21 has set a Nov. 19 U.S. release date for "Voices of Hope," a…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  12. Ono Initiates New Peace Prize

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new peace prize. Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new…

  13. 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…

  14. Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a second time, New York state officials said today (Oct. 9) on what would have been the slain Beatle's birthday. John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a second time, New York state officials said today (Oct. 9) on what would have…

  15. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  16. John Wesley Harding Finds 'Swings' Lurking In 'Shadow'

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that John Wesley Harding isn't currently signed to a recording contract didn't stop him from recording and releasing a new album. He recently issued the studio set "Swings and Roundabouts," t The fact that John Wesley Harding isn't currently signed to a…

  17. 41ask

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fleetwood Mac, U2, and an En Vogue/Alicia Myers connection. WAITIN' ON THE MAC Keith, I have learned that Fleetwood Mac's tour is kicking off in April 2003. Are there any exact dates yet? I live in Boston, and I'm wondering…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  19. Sinead O'Connor 'Sexys Up' Irish Traditionals

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Take an album's worth of traditional Irish songs and spice them up, as a way to both shed a different light on music often regarded as being pretty "uncool" and to celebrate Ireland's rich songwriting past. It's a vision…

  20. Stars Salute Timothy White In Boston

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at the FleetCenter in Boston last night (Oct. 7) for Music To My Ears, the fi Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow…

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