1. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  2. FC Kahuna Brings 'Soul Through Machinery'

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "We wanted this record to be defiantly electronic," Daniel Ormondroyd of U.K.-based duo FC Kahuna reveals, referring to its debut album, "Machine Says Yes," due Nov. 19 via Nettwerk America. "Jon [Nowell, his musical…

  3. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono Idiosyncratic singer/songwriter Chan Marshall will release a new album under her Cat Power moniker Feb. 18 via Matador. "You Are Free" is Marshall's first release since 2000's "The Covers Record" and her first collection of new…

  4. 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 "…

  5. 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 "…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Simon's Solo Smashes Stuff New Set

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'," a two-CD package collecting Paul Simon's solo hits from 1972 through 2000, will be bundled with a bonus disc of previously unrelease "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know…

  9. Martinez Bolts From 'Idol' Post

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after it was announced she would be a judge on the upcoming second season of the Fox television talent show. Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after it was announced she would be a judge on the…

  10. 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 …

  11. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  12. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  13. Even Closer

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Her name, Goapele Mohlabane, is just as intriguing as her music. Her name, Goapele Mohlabane, is just as intriguing as her music. Having generated considerable buzz in her native San Francisco, this gifted singer/songwriter of South African and Jewish heritage is poised to break out. And…

  14. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  15. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher Whitney Houston, the Foo Fighters, and Moby have joined the performance lineup for the ninth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Set for Nov. 14 in Barcelona, the event will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera, Coldplay,…

  16. Rattle Makes Smooth Transition To Berlin Philharmonic

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past several weeks, one of the most highly anticipated events in the classical music world of the 21st century has been unfolding in the heart of Europe, as iconoclastic British conductor Sir Simon Rattle has taken charge of his new…

  17. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  18. Great White North Secures Its Own 'Idol'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canada will be looking for its own Kelly Clarkson when CTV launches a spin-off of the hugely popular "American Idol" series, set to premiere in 2003. Dubbed "Canadian Idol," the show will bow followin Canada will be looking for its own Kelly Clarkson when CTV launches a…

  19. 'Idol' Finalist Tamyra Gray Signs With RCA

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini, finalist Tamyra Gray has also inked a record deal with "Idol" producer Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited. Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini ,…

  20. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

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