1. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  2. Timberlake Can't Nudge '8 Mile' From No. 1

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its…

  3. Joni Mitchell Says New Album Will Be Her Last

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, disgusted with the music business, has said her latest album will also be her last. "These are my last two records," the influential Canadian songstress said o Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, disgusted with the music business, has…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for 1999 - Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 "…

  7. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna…

  8. 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 "…

  9. 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. …

  10. Tanya

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tanya Tucker's throaty vocal has been sorely missed on contemporary country airwaves too often populated with female vocalists either blatantly going for crossover or trying out for cheerleader. Tanya Tucker's throaty vocal has been sorely missed on contemporary country airwaves too…

  11. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to …

  12. 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…

  13. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers…

  14. Waiting for My Rocket to Come

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter—the first set of major-label songs from Jason Mraz clearly conveys a catchy brand His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter…

  15. P. Diddy, Michelle Branch Join AIDS Day Shows

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts as part of the previously announced World AIDS Day awareness-raising initiative. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts…

  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. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town…

  18. Ryan Adams Not Amused by Name Game

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is apparently not amused by the similarity of his name to veteran Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. At a Ryan Adams concert Tuesday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, someo Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is apparently not amused by the similarity of his name to…

  19. Anne Murray Enjoys Croonin' Country

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calling the work "the highlight of my recording career," Canadian singer Anne Murray says recording her new album, "Country Croonin'," was "more fun than I've ever had in the studio. I knew all of the words to…

  20. 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…

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