1. HAIRSPRAY

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seldom has the buzz over Broadway reached such hair-raising heights as that surrounding the new musical based on John Waters' 1988 film Hairspray. Hairspray soundtrack on Sony Classical Seldom has the buzz over Broadway reached such hair-raising heights as that surrounding the new…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to charges of assault and disorderly conduct in a Manhattan court, and is sentenced to time served, stemming from an inc 2000 - Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to…

  3. Doors Draft Stewart Copeland For Reunion Shows

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to fill in for the ailing John Densmore at a show tonight (Sept. 6) at the California Motor Speedway. No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to fill in for the…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about the state of commercial singles and the U.S. music market. SINGLE AGAIN Hello, There is so much disgust that I have for the record companies these days regarding singles, these are just some of my thoughts on the…

  6. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

  7. Trail Of Dead Plays Middle Child On QOTSA Trek

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nothing comes easy for Texas rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, who are now on a North American tour sandwiched between headliner Queens Of The Stone Age and up-and-coming outfit B Nothing comes easy for Texas rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, who are…

  8. India.Arie Offers Spiritual 'Voyage'

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity. India.Arie seems to be of that rare breed. Having achieved renown with her "Acoustic Soul" debut -- which sold more than 1.6 million units…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  10. Billboard Bits: Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver The Sean Penn-directed video for "The Barry Williams Show," the first single from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming Geffen album "Up," will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Sept. 6) online via AOL Music First View (AOL…

  11. Roger Waters Joins White Benefit Concerts

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. The shows are set for Oct. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears…

  12. Panic Plans Tour, Posthumous Houser Album

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour that will open with a trio of shows at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena. The 13-date run kick off on Halloween Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour…

  13. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  14. 'Let's Roll' Compilation Benefits Beamer Foundation

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer, who joined a group of passengers that confronted the hijackers of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The same words serve as the title of an ec "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer,…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York's Lincoln Square for the North American unveiling of Radiohead's long-awaited fourth album ""Kid A." 2000 - Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle…

  16. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Fleetwood Mac Plans Tour Behind New Album

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters in April 2003, Billboard.com has learned. The group's most popular lineup of Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

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