1. Westlife, Blue Top U.K. Charts

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday (Nov. 10). On the singles chart it was Irish boy band Westlife, which scored its 11th No. 1 single with "Unbreakab Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday …

  2. Bon Jovi Unveils North American Tour Plans

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, fresh off the release of its eighth album "Bounce" (Island), has set its first run of North American tour dates in support of the album. The trek begins with a Feb. 8 gig in State College, P Bon Jovi, fresh off the release of its eighth album "Bounce" (Island),…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That You Can't Leave Behind,"" pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That…

  4. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  5. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  6. Gray Celebrates Big 'Day' On U.K. Album Chart

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3) with "A New Day at Midnight" (iht/East West), while a Eurodance version of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3)…

  7. Trouble Bound

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the wake of Rhino's rerelease of the Blasters' '80s recordings for Slash, the original lineup of the Downey, Calif.-bred roots-rock band regrouped for a stirring series of West Coast dates this spr In the wake of Rhino's rerelease of the Blasters' '80s…

  8. Fans Mourn Jam Master Jay As Investigation Continues

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was fatally shot, bereaved fans laid flowers, candles, personal notes, and an Adidas sneaker -- a reference to the group's hit song "My A Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was…

  9. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  10. Bjork's Mother Ends Hunger Strike

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The mother of pop singer Bjork has ended a hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir said yesterday (Oct. 29) that she began eating again on Sunday eveni The mother of pop singer Bjork has ended a hunger strike against a plan to develop the…

  11. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  12. David Gray Plans North American Trek

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit. The trek will visit 14 cities before wrapping Feb. 16 in Los Angeles, and follows a November/December tour of Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit.…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  14. Donnas Rebel Against Pop On Tour

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime indie outfit the Donnas are attempting to come to terms with the increased publicity that normally surrounds a buzz band on the ris With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime…

  15. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  16. Bjork's Mother Continues Hunger Strike

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST The mother of pop singer Bjork says she is frail but determined to continue her hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir stopped eating Oct. 7 to try to The mother of pop singer Bjork says she is frail but determined to continue her hunger…

  17. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  18. Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored…

  19. Oasis Cancels Show Over Terror Concern

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears following this month's terrorist attacks. A spokesperson cited "recent terrorist attacks both in Bali and the Philippines" British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears…

  20. Fan Fatally Stabbed During Nelly Show

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vi A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains…

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