1. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  2. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  3. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to …

  4. 44ask

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Music to My Ears concerts tributing late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, Tori Amos, and Pink. REMEMBERING WHITE Hi, Just wondering if there are any plans to release a Music to My Ears tribute CD to benefit Timothy White's…

  5. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  6. VH1 Recasts Viewer-Driven Awards Show

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST VH1 has revamped its annual fan-driven My VH1 Music Awards show, giving it a new name and broadening the scope of the categories to include other forms of entertainment. Rechristened the VH1 Big in 20 VH1 has revamped its annual fan-driven My VH1 Music Awards show, giving it a new name and…

  7. David Gray Plans North American Trek

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit. The trek will visit 14 cities before wrapping Feb. 16 in Los Angeles, and follows a November/December tour of Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit.…

  8. Phish Come Back 'Round' For New Studio Set

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder for the members of Phish. The group, which will end a two-year hiatus with a New Year's Eve concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, has written enoug Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder for the members of Phish. The group,…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin Teenage soprano Charlotte Church will be the vocal anchor of A Royal Christmas, an extravagant show on tour throughout the eastern half of the U.S. in December. The holiday gala will also star Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,…

  10. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  11. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  12. McCartney Postpones Australia Show After Bali Bomb

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final and biggest concert of his current world tour out of respect for the victims of the Bali bomb blasts. The arti Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final…

  13. 44TunesOnTV

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 28 "Intimate & Interactive," MuchMusic USA Featured Artist: Foo Fighters. "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Sammy Hagar. "The…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  16. Waiting for My Rocket to Come

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter—the first set of major-label songs from Jason Mraz clearly conveys a catchy brand His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter…

  17. Even Closer

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Her name, Goapele Mohlabane, is just as intriguing as her music. Her name, Goapele Mohlabane, is just as intriguing as her music. Having generated considerable buzz in her native San Francisco, this gifted singer/songwriter of South African and Jewish heritage is poised to break out. And…

  18. Love Someone Like Me

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Patty Cabrera's two previous albums revealed a vocalist of impressive range and a songwriter with keen insight. Patty Cabrera's two previous albums revealed a vocalist of impressive range and a songwriter with keen insight. After leaving Curb Records, Cabrera briefly disappeared…

  19. Retrospective

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house guitarist—the man annotator Bob Blumenthal calls "the label's most ubiquitous performer at the time." This long-overdue fou Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

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