1. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001…

  2. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  3. Presley, Brooks Reach RIAA Milestones

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis Presley albums (eight previously certified, seven new titles) released by RCA were reviewed by the Recording Industry As In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis…

  4. Daniel Lanois Signs To Anti

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records' Anti imprint, home to such noted artists as Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, and Solomon Burke. Lanois' as-yet-untitled fourt Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records&…

  5. RIAA Targets ISPs In Suit Over Download Service

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in conjunction with the major labels, has filed suit against four Internet Service Providers (ISPs), aiming to shut down the music download Web si The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in conjunction with the major labels,…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins ""apparently overindulged during festivities"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  7. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  8. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  9. BBMak Showcases New Confidence, Maturity

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the past six years, the members of BBMak have spent at least five days a week together, first developing their act, then recording, promoting, and touring -- in each other's faces pretty much non-stop. So what did Christian Burns, Mark…

  10. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  11. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  12. X

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When faced with a major setback, be it personal or professional, Def Leppard has always managed to triumph. When faced with a major setback, be it personal or professional, Def Leppard has always managed to triumph. After 25 years in the biz, we hope it still has some of that iron-willed…

  13. October Road

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Taylor's first studio effort since 1997's Grammy Award-lauded Hourglass shows him deftly darting from the acoustic-pop sound that's rendered him one of our generation's top artists to gentle jaz James Taylor's first studio effort since 1997's Grammy Award…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  15. Love, Auf Der Maur Climb Out Of Hole

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in separate and vastly different projects. Auf Der Maur has recorded an album of note-for-note Black Sabbath covers Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  17. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  18. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  19. Lance Bass Faces Space Trip Deadline

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lance Bass' space voyage is at risk while Hollywood dealmakers and Russian bureaucrats squabble over payment for the pop idol's $20 million trip. "We have a contract, but we don't have any money," Rus Lance Bass' space voyage is at risk while Hollywood dealmakers…

  20. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new…

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