1. 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…

  2. Braxton Tries Something Different On New Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass 2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  5. Paper Links Notorious B.I.G. To Tupac's Death

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G. No ar A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded…

  6. Presley Leads 'Forbes' Money List

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after his death, Elvis Presley continues raking in the big bucks. A quarter-century after his death, Elvis Presley continues raking in the big bucks. For the second year in a row, Presley, leads the list of the top-earning dead celebrities, according to Forbes magazine.…

  7. 33TunesOnTV

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 12-18, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 12 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: David Bowie, Moby (also scheduled: Seann William Scott). "Last Call With Carson…

  8. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  9. Suge Knight To Pen Autobiography

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to Death Row Records head honcho Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography. The mogul will begin work on the volume in the coming weeks, with Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books has acquired the rights to Death Row…

  10. Billboard Bits: CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon Ja Rule will go back to his roots with the Cash Money Click -- now known as the Cash Murda Click, or simply CMC -- to release a new album in the fall. Due Nov. 26 via Murder Inc./TVT, "Est. Since '93," will bring the chart…

  11. Billboard Bits: The Beatles, Priest/Maiden, Suge Knight

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Beatles, Judas Priest/Iron Maiden, Suge Knight In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," Miramax Home Entertainment will on Sept. 24 issue a two-disc DVD version of the band's 1964 film "A Hard Day&…

  12. LL Cool J Plans Extensive U.S. Tour

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper LL Cool J begins an extensive U.S. tour Thursday (June 20) at Billboardlive in Miami and will be on the road through an Aug. 20 date in Mashantucket, Conn. The artist is primed to relea Veteran rapper LL Cool J begins an extensive U.S. tour Thursday (June 20) at Billboardlive…

  13. Aerosmith's 'Toys' Notches 8x Platinum

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stalwart rock act Aerosmith's classic Columbia album "Toys in the Attic" has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based ban Stalwart rock act Aerosmith's classic Columbia album "Toys in the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, Tupac/Biggie, Satriani

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Jamiroquai's exiting keyboardist/songwriter, Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls documentary, and Joe Satriani's forthcoming album. British funk/soul combo Jamiroquai has parted ways with longtime keyboardist and songwriting collaborator Toby Smith. A post on the group's…

  15. Billboard Bits: Doves/Elbow, Notorious B.I.G., & More

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Doves/Elbow, Notorious B.I.G., & More Although the details are still being hammered out, acclaimed U.K. rock acts Doves and Elbow will hit North America together for a 10-date tour of major cities likely to begin in June, Doves principal Jimi Goodwin tells Billboard.com. "It…

  16. Biggie Relatives Sue Los Angeles

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the Police Department could have done more to prevent the chart-topping rapper's 1997 murder. The civil rights and wr The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the…

  17. DJ Quik Brings Dr. Dre 'Under Tha Influence'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib Kweli, and longtime collaborator AMG for his sixth solo album, "Under Tha Influence," due May 14 from his Universal-d West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik has enlisted the help of Dr. Dre, Talib…

  18. Hip-Hop Stars Head To Conference, Hall Of Fame

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference & Expo, the largest business-focused hip-hop confab. Held at New York's Puck Building, the four-day convention will o Today (March 12) marks the start of the second annual Hip-Hop Super Conference &…

  19. Tupac Documentary To Include Bonus CD

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST QD3 Entertainment is finalizing its "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur" documentary DVD, now scheduled for an April 2 release via Image Entertainment. As reported here last November, the QD3 Entertainment is finalizing its "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac…

  20. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

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