1. Oasis Drummer's Firing Claim Tossed Out

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid to sue the band's lawyers over his firing because he waited too long to start legal action. Yesterday (Nov. 28), Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs. A FAIR HEARING Hi Fred, Regarding your answer from last week's column that radio station playlists reflect what audiences wants to hear, I am giving you an example that will prove…

  3. O-Town Eyes A Long Haul

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most artists, fame comes as a by-product of creating music; hardly ever is music the by-product of fame. As they near the release of their sophomore outing, the five members of O-Town find themselves trying to grow out of being regarded…

  4. A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition)

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz history? In this case you can't, and wisely, Verve has chosen not to try, placing nothing but 'Trane's original four-part suite o How do you improve upon one of the most significant recordings in jazz…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey's gold and platinum future, the King's place on Billboard's country charts, an R. Kelly chart anomaly, and video play in relation to the char AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? Hello Fred, I am disappointed that the new Mariah…

  6. 'Down With Wilco' To Surface On Yep Roc

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5, originally slated for release by the now-extinct Mammoth Records, will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 v The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5,…

  7. Body Of Coasters' Billy Guy Remains Unclaimed

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his body has not been claimed. Local entertainers and friends held a fund-raiser last night (Nov. 20) in Las Veg Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his…

  8. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  9. Clive Davis To Head New RCA/J Division

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMG has bought out Clive Davis' 50% stake in J Records and will combine it in a new division with RCA, Billboard Bulletin reports. BMG has bought out Clive Davis' 50% stake in J Records and will combine it in a new division with RCA, Billboard Bulletin reports. Davis, who has been…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to…

  14. Faces & Places

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pianist/synthesist Joe Zawinul will always be remembered and esteemed as one of the founding members of the definitive jazz fusion ensemble Weather Report. Pianist/synthesist Joe Zawinul will always be remembered and esteemed as one of the founding members of the definitive jazz fusion…

  15. Doughty Enjoying Life After Soul Coughing

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band's former frontman Mike Doughty tells Billboard.com he is seeing a whole new side of the music business as he navigate During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band'…

  16. 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, "…

  17. Indie Armed Forces Draft Costello Tribute Set

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The songs of Elvis Costello will be the subject of a new compilation album that features such diverse artists as Fastball, Vic Chesnutt, Matt Pond PA, and the Posies' Jon Auer. Due Jan. 21 from Austin The songs of Elvis Costello will be the subject of a new compilation album that…

  18. 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…

  19. Mixmaster Mike Happy On Board GNR Tour

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place last Thursday night as fans reacted to the the cancellation of the Guns N' Roses tour opener. At the time, openin Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place…

  20. 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…

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