1. 'Idol' Contestant Joins 'Boston Public' Cast

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show "American Idol," has joined the cast of the network's dramatic series "Boston Public." Gray, who is from Norcross, Ga., will portray a student i Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show …

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, commercially-released singles, and the popularity of cover songs in the U.K. vs. the U.S. MAKING THE GRRADE Hi Fred, I was wondering if RCA is planning to release a retail single for…

  3. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  4. Almost 'Idol' Guarini Signs Recording Pact

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Justin Guarini, the hopeful singer that U.S. television viewers got to know through the Fox series "American Idol," has taken another step toward the big time. Guarini, who was runner up to Kelly Clar Justin Guarini, the hopeful singer that U.S. television viewers got to know…

  5. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  6. McCartney Tour Special Headed To ABC

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footag Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American…

  7. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  8. Bono Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year. The honor will be bestowed on the Irish singer during a Feb. 21 New York tribute dinner and silent a U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of…

  9. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  12. Bono Named Most Powerful Man In Music

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bono, the globe-trotting, conscience-tugging lead singer for Irish rock group U2, is the most powerful man in music, according to a poll of music industry figures. Bono, whose given name is Paul Hewso Bono, the globe-trotting, conscience-tugging lead singer for Irish rock group U2, is the…

  13. Costello Reissues Roll On

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be represented with Rhino's third batch of reissued albums, due Nov. 19. Like the two previous volleys, 1979's "Armed Forces," 1982's "Imperial Bedroom," Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be…

  14. Santana's Aim: A Musical Union With Humanity

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Carlos Santana acknowledges that he faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 opus, "Supernatural." But rather than succumb to the tension, the legendary…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards. 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual…

  16. Matthews, Keys, Elliott To Play For AIDS Awareness

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative on Worlds AIDS Day, MTV will air a 90-minute, commercial-free special titled "MTV Presents Levi's Jeans Staying Alive Concert in Association With YouthAIDS." Sponso As an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative on Worlds AIDS Day, MTV will air a 90…

  17. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  19. Ant Draws Community Service In Pistol Threat

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A London judge said 1980s pop idol Adam Ant suffered a "temporary episode" of mental illness when he threatened pub customers with a fake pistol, and sentenced him today (Oct. 2) to a year's community A London judge said 1980s pop idol Adam Ant suffered a "temporary…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. He is 79. Albam's career spanned decades in which he worked with such jaz 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of…

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