1. Reel Big Fish Survives Bus Fire

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire at a truck stop in Kingdom City, Mo. The six band members and three crewmen were sleeping on the bus Saturday Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  3. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  4. Some Listeners Seeing 'Red' Over New McGraw Single

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical controversy of "Indian Outlaw." Eight years later, another more sober McGraw song is again sparking consternation among some li Tim McGraw began his career as a country radio hitmaker with the lyrical…

  5. Cam'ron, N.O.R.E. Hit Road With NAAM Brigade

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid in Full tour, set to kick off Oct. 10 in Atlanta. The acts will play 18 shows at East Coast colleges and theaters throu Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid…

  6. Randy Travis 'Rises' To The Occasion

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Randy Travis spent years preparing for the release of his first Christian album, "Inspirational Journey," in 2000. The project fulfilled a long-held personal goal. Now having taken the plunge, he's back with "Rise & Shine.…

  7. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  8. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  9. Shirelles, 5th Dimension Join Vocal Group Hall

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on the podium, Florence LaRue fought back the tears last weekend as the group received their Harmony Awards as in With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on…

  10. Snoop Dogg Shows Who's 'Boss'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper sa Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his…

  11. Fat Joe Pledges His 'Loyalty'

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12 via Terror Squad/Atlantic. First single "Crush Tonight" features soul vocalist Ginuwine and Terror Squad colleague Tony Sunshine and debuted Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12…

  12. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  13. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Winners

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards, handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta. Fans' Choice Award: Terri Clark Female Artist of the Year: Carolyn Dawn Johnson Male Artist of the Year: Paul Brandt Group or Duo of the…

  14. Krauss & Union Station Plan Live Album, DVD

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov. 5 via Rounder Records. The as-yet-untitled set was recorded April 29-30 at the Palace Theatre in Louisvill Bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov…

  15. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  16. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

  17. Billboard Bits: White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Timothy White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris Autographed Fender and Martin guitars are among the items available at an online auction to benefit the family of former Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27. The guitars are signed by the artists participating in…

  18. Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas." Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming…

  19. Lifehouse Continues Its 'Climb' To The Top

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to Lifehouse's sophomore effort, "Stanley Climbfall," due Sept. 17 via DreamWorks, frontman/songwriter Jason Wade has no intention of hanging on a moment in time. "Hanging by a Moment" is the smash single…

  20. Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on…

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