1. Kill Your Television

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Reunion Show might have fit perfectly into the 1980s music scene. The Reunion Show might have fit perfectly into the 1980s music scene. Its synthesizer-heavy, upbeat pop/rock tunes almost seem like missing pages from an earlier, less serious era, and bands such as the Cars come to mind…

  2. Bouderbala

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nass Marrakech's U.S. debut album, Sabil a Salaam (Alula), was released in 2000. At that time, the group's sound was primarily a Gnawa-fusion groove. Nass Marrakech's U.S. debut album, Sabil a Salaam (Alula), was released in 2000. At that time, the group's sound was…

  3. The Genius of the Electric Guitar

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST As with Legacy's epochal Robert Johnson boxed set—the surprise-smash 1990 release that not only sparked new interest in vintage roots-music styles but also virtually kicked off the CD era of bo As with Legacy's epochal Robert Johnson boxed set—the surprise-smash 1990 release that…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  5. Stars Salute Motown's Funk Brothers

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov. 7) as Mary Wilson, Ashford & Simpson, Mario, and others sang in tribute to the Funk Brothers, the musicians behin It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov.…

  6. U2 Eyeing Return To The Studio

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will probably prove a "connecting point to our next record," guitarist the Edge tells Billboard.com. Of the track, one of two new songs on the just-released "The B U2's new single, "Electrical Storm," will…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying the week that the 2003 chart year will…

  8. Axl's No-Show Sparks Vancouver Riot

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST A riot broke out last night (Nov. 7) in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose failed to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. A band spokesperson to A riot broke out last night (Nov. 7) in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  10. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have postponed two additional shows in the wake of saxophonist Clarence Clemons' recent surgery to repair a detached retina. Saturday's (Nov. 9) show in Columbus, Ohio, has been…

  11. Strummer Goes 'Global' With MTV2

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a short Monday (Nov. 11) at 10 p.m. ET. Titled "Joe Strummer's Global Boom-Box," the show will serve as the visual equivalent to Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a…

  12. Matchbox Twenty Finalizes New Album Details

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "More Than You Think You Are," matchbox twenty has finally put the set to bed. Frontman/main songwriter Rob Thomas tells Bi With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event is broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." 2001 - Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin…

  14. Eminem-Heavy '8 Mile' Soundtrack Soars To No. 1

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally, on sales of 702,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, t The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" debuts at No. 1 on The…

  15. Trick Pony 'On A Mission' To Prove Versatility

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com With its eponymous debut, Trick Pony burst from the chute as one of country music's most successful new acts while establishing a reputation as one of the industry's premier party bands. With its sophomore effort, "On a Mission," the Warner Bros…

  16. Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album,…

  18. 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…

  19. Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay from a funeral service today (Nov. 5) at which he was remembered as "the embodiment of hip-hop." A fun Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star…

  20. Cave, Bad Seeds Looking To Work Quickly

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut, "Nocturama," is to be the first of three albums released by the band over the next three years, Cave tells Billboard. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut , "Nocturama," is to…

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