1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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'…

  7. 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…

  8. Malkmus Rears 'Pig Lib' In March

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his second solo album, "Pig Lib," in March via Matador. Malkmus is backed by his band the Jicks, featuring bassist Joanna Bolme and drummer John M Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his second solo album, "…

  9. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  10. Industry To Debate 'Future Of Music' At Summit

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the campus of Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the…

  11. 702 Ready For 'Star'-dom

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The "girls" are back-and they're all grown up. The ladies of 702 -- Kameelah Williams and sisters Misha and Irish Grimstead -- are returning after a four-year hiatus with a more mature attitude and look on their latest Motown set, …

  12. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood donates a Starlight Fun Center to Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital. The mobile entertainment center includes a TV monitor, VCR and Nintendo 64 game unit, and can 2000 - Trisha Yearwood donates a Starlight Fun Center to Vanderbilt…

  13. Iglesias, Band Among Heartthrobs In Anti-Drug Calendar

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob…

  14. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  15. Billboard Bits: Eat The Day, McClinton, 'Harry Potter'

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Eat The Day's search for a singer, Delbert McClinton's ninth annual music cruise, and the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is making progress on his new group Eat The Day's…

  16. New Order Goes 'Retro' For Box Set

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the nick of time for the holiday season, iconic British synth-pop act New Order will next month release "Retro," a four-disc survey of its career, to be followed in January by "International," a si In the nick of time for the holiday season, iconic British synth-pop act…

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  18. Un Segundo Una Vida

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drawing from a multitude of musical influences to create a unique flamenco/ world music sound, guitarist and composer Hernan Romero astounds on this collection of instrumental and Spanish-language tra Drawing from a multitude of musical influences to create a unique flamenco/ world music…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  20. Chili Peppers' EMI Output Expanded for Reissue

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first four studio albums will be reissued Jan. 28 by EMI. Housing rare bonus material, the newly remastered versions of the group's 1984 eponymous debut, 1985's "Freaky Styl The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first four studio albums will be…

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