1. New Found Freedom

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's the little touches that make a contemporary jazz release stand out from the pack, and most are so intrinsic to the nature of jazz that it is a wonder how often they are ignored. It's the little touches that make a contemporary jazz release stand out from the pack, and most are…

  2. Def Leppard Leaps To U.S. Tour

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in support of its tenth album, "X" (Island), which recently debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. The U.K.-based group wi Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in…

  3. Sharon Osbourne Eyeing Talk Show?

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sharon Osbourne: heavy-metal matriarch, cancer patient, and now afternoon talk host. Telepictures Productions has clinched a deal with Osbourne, wife and manager of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and co-star of Sharon Osbourne: heavy-metal matriarch, cancer patient, and now afternoon talk host.…

  4. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  5. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  6. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell Loretta Lynn, Trace Adkins, Steve Azar, Lonestar's Richie McDonald, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, John Michael Montgomery, and Chris Cagle have been added to the list of presenters for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, to…

  7. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  8. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. 2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland…

  9. 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…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo/Lips/Beck

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo Fighters/Flaming Lips/Beck Funeral services have been set for Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, the rap pioneer and DJ of Run-D.M.C. who was shot to death Wednesday evening at his Queens, N.Y. recording studio…

  11. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey…

  12. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  14. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  15. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  16. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  17. New York Court Nixes Some Ronettes Royalties

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music they recorded for Phil Spector in the 1960s, New York's highest court has ruled. A contract that members of the pop group sig The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. 2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a…

  19. Krauss, Urban Among CMA Awards Additions

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow, with triple nominee Alison Krauss and Keith Urban among the latest additions. Others added to the Nov. 6 e The performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow…

  20. Iommi Holding Out Hope For New Sabbath Album

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black Sabbath reissue program, the band's next studio album -- the first to feature its classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne ( Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black…

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