1. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  2. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  3. Difford Squeezes Out U.K. Tour Dates

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and blues rock veteran Chris Rea's early 2003 trek. Squeeze co-founder/co-songwriter Chris Difford will tour the U.K. and Ireland as a special guest on longtime friend and…

  4. Online Benefit Auction Boasts Music Memorabilia

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette, rare photographs of the Beatles during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night," an autographed Aerosmith guitar, and handwritt A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette,…

  5. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

  6. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, LL Cool J, Master P, Nas, Run-DMC, Puff Daddy…

  7. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The…

  8. Britney Eyeing Orbit, Daft Punk For Next Album

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Although there's no schedule set for her fourth Jive studio album, Britney Spears has already taken meetings with producer William Orbit (Madonna, Blur) and French electronica duo Daft Punk with an ey Although there's no schedule set for her fourth Jive studio album, Britney Spears…

  9. Hot Product for Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases, including Mariah Carey's "Charmbracelet," "More Music From '8 Mile'," "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music," "Josh Groban in Concert" and more. This Time's A 'Charm' The…

  10. Bedingfield Is 'The One' On Top In The U.K.

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This" went to No. 1 in the U.K., pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield repeated the feat yesterday (Dec. 1) with his latest, "If You're Not Precisely one year after his debut single "Gotta Get Thru This"…

  11. Chapter 2: The Voice

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness. But the…

  12. I Storie ò Café di lu Furestiero

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Milagro Acustico is the creation of multi-instrumentalist/composer Bob Salmieri, a Sicilian with a yen for exotic music and the imagination to bring that music to life. Milagro Acustico is the creation of multi-instrumentalist/composer Bob Salmieri, a Sicilian with a yen for exotic music and…

  13. Virginia Roots: The 1929 Richmond Sessions

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage), which introduced Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, are probably the best-known commercial field recordings of th Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage)…

  14. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  15. 80-Date Eagles Tour To Take Flight In May

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in July, the Eagles will begin a major-market arena tour May 8 in a city to be determined, manager Irving Azoff tells Billboard Bulletin. The act will play 40 dates through summer As first tipped here in July, the Eagles will begin a major-market arena tour May 8 in a…

  16. 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"…

  17. ( )

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Icelandic outfit Sigur Ros to follow up last year's highly praised Agaetis Byrjun with the strangely titled ( ). Quirky title aside, ( ) is an album that needs to be embraced. Leave it to Icelandic outfit Sigur Ros to follow up last year's highly praised Agaetis Byrjun…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" (1956) and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose…

  19. 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…

  20. Eminem Controls Billboard Charts

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week, as the rapper rides high in the worlds of both music and movies. His first major feature film, "8 Mile," is No. 1 at th Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard&…

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