1. Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises will collaboratively release CD companions to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series "The Blues." As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises…

  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. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at the Academy club in Birmingham, U.K., breaking two ribs and injuring his back. As a result, the final two shows o 2000 - Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at…

  6. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to…

  7. Moby Attacked In Boston

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site, the star (real name: Richard Melville Hall) was assaulted following a show last night (Dec. 11) at Boston's Paradise Club. According to posts on electronica maven Moby's official Web site , the star (real name:…

  8. 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…

  9. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  10. Motown Preps Gaye Duets Set

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nineteen years after the death of soul music legend Marvin Gaye, Motown/UME is readying for a Jan. 14 release "Greatest Duets: a Love Songs Collection," a single-disc compilation culling 14 tracks fro Nineteen years after the death of soul music legend Marvin Gaye, Motown/UME is…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  14. Cross Swears Off Parodies, Eyes Spring Tour

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album ... Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album " Shut Up, You F****** Baby " and…

  15. Sleepless

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Once upon a time, he was the manic grasshopper frontman for the J. Geils Band. Once upon a time, he was the manic grasshopper frontman for the J. Geils Band. Now, with Sleepless, his sixth solo outing, Peter Wolf's '70s whiskey has completed its transmogrification into fine wine.…

  16. 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…

  17. Tosca Reconvenes For 'Delhi 9'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release a new studio album, "Delhi 9," Feb. 25 via Dorfmeister's G-Stone imprint and distributed in North America via Studio K7. Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release…

  18. 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…

  19. Chart Beat Bonus

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based tidbits on Justin Timberlake, Boston, Eminem, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Keith Urban, and Westlife. ADD JUSTIN: Justin Timberlake's name is added to The Billboard 200 as his first solo effort, "Justified…

  20. 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…

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