1. Billboard Bits: Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme' Hip-hop stars Coolio and Outkast have signed on to star in a low-budget direct-to-video movie financed by National Lampoon, Image Entertainment, and Broadway Entertainment. "National Lampoon's Hip-Hop Party" will be released…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, the U.K. "NOW" compilation series, and Ace Of Base. THE GAP Dear Mr. Bronson: Elvis Presley's greatest hits package ("ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits") has now been No. 1 for three…

  3. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

  4. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  5. 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…

  6. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  7. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embrace the artist's R&B, gospel, pop,…

  8. Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers' celebrated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but anyone who expects Thomas' new album to be a sortie through traditional blues is i Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers'…

  9. West Coast Rappers Set For Cali-Comm Trek

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Del The Funky Homosapien, People Under The Stairs, Motion Mat with Kutmasta Kurt, Skhoolyard featuring Planet Asia, and Lifesavas comprise the lineup for the second Cali-Comm hip-hop tour, which kicks Del The Funky Homosapien, People Under The Stairs, Motion Mat with Kutmasta Kurt, Skhoolyard…

  10. Jagger Donates To Childhood School

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hasn't forgotten where he got his start, donating £100,000 ($150,000) to help youngsters at his old school. Dartford Grammar School in Kent county, southern Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hasn't forgotten where he got his start, donating £100…

  11. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  12. Elvis Edges The Stones On U.K. Chart.

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 6), as "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) remained at No. 1 despite the advance of the Stones' "Forty Li Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the…

  13. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  15. The King Reigns Again On Billboard Charts

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold more than 500,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- his first title to Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold…

  16. Frank Black & The Catholics Double Up

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A decade ago, Charles Thompson, aka Frank Black, was opening for U2 on the Zoo TV tour as Black Francis, the abrasively creative guitar-playing frontman of the Pixies. Success was smiling on Thompson and his critically lauded band; Kurt Cobain…

  17. Andrea Corr Goes To 'War'

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Andrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed on for her first leading role in "The Great Ceili War," a musical comedy being produced by Germany's Studio Hamburg WorldWid Andrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed…

  18. 'Original Blasters' Return To The Road

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reunited roots rock kingpins the Blasters will hit the road next month for their first tour in nearly two decades. Reunited roots rock kingpins the Blasters will hit the road next month for their first tour in nearly two decades. Although other incarnations of the act have existed in that…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson Rapper Ja Rule will release a new album, "The Last Temptation," Nov. 19 via Def Jam. The first single, "Thug Lovin'," features R&B vocalist Bobby Brown; a video directed by producer Irv Gotti will be show Oct. 15-17 in Las…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplisments of Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Cole, Michelle Branch, Phil Collins, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. ONE 'MOMENT' IN TIME: This is a moment Kelly Clarkson will never forget, but you shouldn'…

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