1. This Day in Music

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible" in the U.K. as his Epic album "Invincible" goes straight to the top of the country's album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 albu 2001 - Michael Jackson proves that he's "…

  2. Update: Jam Master Jay Killed In NYC Shooting

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As previously reported, Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., was shot and killed last night (Oct. 30) at his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, near As previously reported , Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin Teenage soprano Charlotte Church will be the vocal anchor of A Royal Christmas, an extravagant show on tour throughout the eastern half of the U.S. in December. The holiday gala will also star Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

  5. Opera Star Placido Domingo Knighted

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Opera singer Placido Domingo received an honorary knighthood at the British embassy in Washington, D.C., yesterday (Oct. 14) for his contributions to music and his charity work in England and around t Opera singer Placido Domingo received an honorary knighthood at the British embassy in…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  9. Primal Scream Turns Up 'Heat' On North America

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release date for its domestic Epic debut, "Evil Heat." The album, which features contributions from Robert Plant, Kate Moss, My Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  11. Billboard Bits: Streets, Liars/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kansas

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Streets, Liars/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kansas U.K. rapper Mike Skinner will bring his group the Streets to North America for a short tour later this month. Five dates are on tap, beginning Oct. 22 in San Francisco and wrapping Oct. 27-28 in New York. Skinner is augmented in the live…

  12. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

  13. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London…

  14. 'Liza's Back' With Live Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York's Beacon Theater have spawned the live album "Liza's Back!," due Oct. 29 from J Records. The album was produced by Phil Ramone an A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York&…

  15. The Live Album

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The mÉlange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary success worldwide, embraced by widely disparate listenerships that find a home in the music of the f The mélange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary…

  16. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  18. The Greatest Hits

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas. Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe…

  19. The Live Album

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The mÉlange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary success worldwide, embraced by widely disparate listenerships who find a home in the music of the fo The mélange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary…

  20. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

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