1. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  2. A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition)

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz history? In this case you can't, and wisely, Verve has chosen not to try, placing nothing but 'Trane's original four-part suite o How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz…

  3. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  4. Stars To Light Up Rockefeller Center Holiday

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, and Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland will be among the artists bringing holiday cheer to NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," which will be held Dec. 4 in the heart of N Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, and Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Elton John, Rascal Flatts, and Madonna. HIS SONGS: Elton John has his highest-debuting album in just over five years on The Billboard 200. "Greatest Hits 1970-2002" (Rocket/UTV) opens at No. 12, the best first-week position for…

  6. Blur Slips New Single Into Stores

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album, inconspicuously released one of the tracks in the region on a cryptically marked white-label 7-inch vinyl sin Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album,…

  7. 'Down With Wilco' To Surface On Yep Roc

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5, originally slated for release by the now-extinct Mammoth Records, will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 v The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5,…

  8. Backstreet Boy's Boat Wins Key West Race

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo recording career -- easily won the Super Vee class yesterday (Nov. 20) during the first of two races that co A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in jail for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. The pop mogul, who broke into the music 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to…

  10. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  11. Vines Look Ahead To Sophomore Album

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Australian rock outfit the Vines winds down Stateside touring commitments for its Capitol debut disc, "Highly Evolved," bassist Patrick Matthews admits to Billboard.com the foursome is already l While Australian rock outfit the Vines winds down Stateside touring commitments…

  12. 47ask

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey, BBMak, and Guns 'N Roses. WILL THERE BE A SINGLE, MARIAH? Keith, I was wondering when Mariah Carey's new single "Through the Rain" will be on sale? This song has been in rotation here in Kentucky for the…

  13. Ice Cube Prepares For Another 'Friday'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop," Ice Cube returns to familiar territory with "Friday After Next," due Friday (Nov. 22) in U.S. theaters. Reprising his role as Craig, Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop,…

  14. Rzeznik Pens, Records 'Treasures' For Disney

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet" boasts two songs written and performed by the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik. After nearly two decades as the leader of the Buffalo, N.Y.-ba The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"…

  15. Billboard Bits: VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, and John Mayer have joined the list of performers for the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, set for Dec. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium. The show will be hosted by "The Sopranos"…

  16. Hammond Opts For One Of His Own On New Set

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues artist John Hammond has written and recorded a song of his own. Due Feb. 11 via the Back Porch label, Hammond's "Read After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues…

  17. Aguilera Finds New Life On U.K. Chart

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were highlighted yesterday (Nov. 17) as her single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA), which ran out of steam at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were…

  18. Meet The Dancehall Doctors

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took the unusual step of forgoing studio musicians and recording the album with his road band. The artist recently discussed the proje For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took…

  19. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one…

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