1. 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,…

  2. Poll: Elliott Tops Nov. 12 Shopping Lists

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling out their big guns, and of the high profile albums released last week, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Under Construction" (Elektra) is As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling…

  3. 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"…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year's Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. 1999 - It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her…

  5. 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"…

  6. Britney's 'Stages' Book/DVD Due Next Week

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Britney Spears book/DVD project "Stages," will be issued Nov. 26 in North America via NVU Editions. The Britney Spears book/DVD project " Stages ," will be issued Nov. 26 in North America via NVU Editions. Author Sheryl Berk compiled and edited the stories contributed…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Weller Shines Light On U.S. Album Release

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his latest solo album, "Illumination." The disc will be issued Jan. 14 via Yep Roc records in an expanded version that will English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tori Amos releases ""Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998,"" a compilation of her videos. The collection contains 16 clips from the artist's four solo albums. Included are class 1998 - Tori Amos releases ""Tori Amos: The…

  14. A New Day at Midnight

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the follow-up to 2000's worldwide smash White Ladder, seems to be the sound of a troubadour in transition—growing p A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the…

  15. From Clarksdale to Heaven: Remembering John Lee Hooker

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST John Lee Hooker passed away June 21, 2001, depriving the blues world of yet another pivotal artist whose influence will persist throughout the 21st century. John Lee Hooker passed away June 21, 2001, depriving the blues world of yet another pivotal artist whose influence will persist…

  16. The Gospel According to Jazz . . . Chapter II

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Generously sharing the spotlight with a number of stellar guests, including George Duke, Paul Jackson Jr., Jonathan Butler, and…

  17. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  18. Congress Passes Lower Webcast Royalty Rates

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Congress approved a deal early this morning (Nov. 15) that would allow small Internet-based radio stations to pay lower royalty rates to the musicians and record labels whose songs they use. The U.S. Congress approved a deal early this morning (Nov. 15) that would allow small…

  19. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  20. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

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