1. Hear'Say Throws In The Towel

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member group was fabricated for the 2001 season of the reality series "Popstars," a precursor to "Pop Idol" that was exported to the U.S. this year U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member…

  2. Full George Harrison Album Tracklist Revealed

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's forthcoming studio album "Brainwashed" (Dark Horse/EMI Recorded Music), which he was working on prior to his death last Novembe The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's…

  3. Reggae Greats Reinterpret UB40

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love" series of covers, veteran U.K.-based pop reggae act UB40 has assembled a who's who of reggae greats to reinterpret 14 of the ba Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love…

  4. 'Liza's Back' With Live Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York's Beacon Theater have spawned the live album "Liza's Back!," due Oct. 29 from J Records. The album was produced by Phil Ramone an A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York&…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,"" is released, featuring performances recorded between 1989 to 1994. 1996 - The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,"" is released, featuring…

  6. Hot Product

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Rolling Stones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. You're My 'Idol' The media blitz from Fox's "American Idol" continues with "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due this week from…

  7. Billboard Bits: Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi Epitaph-associated Anti Records has entered into a licensing arrangement with the U.K.-based Mute label to handle the U.S. release of upcoming projects by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Also home to Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Solomon Burke, and…

  8. Randy Travis 'Rises' To The Occasion

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Randy Travis spent years preparing for the release of his first Christian album, "Inspirational Journey," in 2000. The project fulfilled a long-held personal goal. Now having taken the plunge, he's back with "Rise & Shine.…

  9. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  10. 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…

  11. If It Was You

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With such addictive, ultra-hooky gems as the swaying "City Girl" and the amped-up "Under Water," this Canadian sibling duo fully delivers here on the promise of its U.S. With such addictive, ultra-hooky gems as the swaying "City Girl" and the amped-up "Under…

  12. Talking to Strangers

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for Alligator Records. It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for…

  13. Top Artists Join Fight Against Illegal Downloads

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed o Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson's historic jump to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Las Ketchup's "Asereje/The Ketchup Song," and Lulu. KELLY HAS LEAPT THE BUILDING Hi Fred, I have a question based on a…

  15. Rock Buzz Bands Get 'Handpicked'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II," a compilation featuring 14 songs and three enhanced video clips by some of the music channel's top buzz bands of t MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2…

  16. Court Rules In Yoko Ono's Favor

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono reached a settlement today (Sept. 27) with a former John Lennon aide over his use of hundreds of private family photos, ending a dispute that had stretched across two decades. As part of the Yoko Ono reached a settlement today (Sept. 27) with a former John Lennon aide over his use of…

  17. Bon Jovi's 'Bounce' Steeped In Emotion

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing lives of his family, his friends, and his band mates. He says it was a cathartic,…

  18. 'In Concert' Series To Benefit Women's Network

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Lucinda Williams, and former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn are among the artists who will take part in a series of concerts across the country to champion women's healt Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Lucinda Williams, and former Crowded…

  19. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as ""Love Story (Where Do I Begin),"" ""Ebb Tide,"" ""I 2000 - Songwriter Carl…

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