1. Townshend Weighs In On The Who's 'Next'

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who, which recently wrapped a successful North American tour despite the late June death of founding bassist John Ent Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who,…

  2. Surgery Sidelines ZZ Top's Beard

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform last night (Oct. 14) at Le Zenith. ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform…

  3. Bowie's Sound And Vision Captured On DVD

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release a "Best Of" DVD package, following the Oct. 22 release of EMI's "Best of Bowie" collections. The double-DVD set will collect all of Bowie' As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release…

  4. TMBG Get Literary On McSweeney's Trek

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th anniversary, just released the Rhino anthology "Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants," and continues to tour nearly They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th…

  5. 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…

  6. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. The Lost Tapes

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When an artist attains a certain amount of celebrity, their unreleased material—songs that didn't make previous albums for whatever reason—often becomes a hot commodity. When an artist attains a certain amount of celebrity, their unreleased material—songs that didn't make previous…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about an hour later after the panel of 24 "…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

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