1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about radio station ratings, research, and singles. A FAIR HEARING Mr. Bronson, I have to take issue with what you said in last week's column about radio stations playing what we want to hear. There are no request…

  2. 37ask

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Madonna. STANDARD STEWART Hello Keith, I heard that Rod Stewart's next CD, his first for J Records, is supposed to be a collection of standards from the 1920s '30s, and '40s. Is this true, and…

  3. Box Set, Best Of Celebrate 20 Years Of Iron Maiden

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. heavy metal act Iron Maiden will survey its 20-year history with a six-disc box set of live material and a single-disc best-of set, each due Nov. 5 via Columbia (and a day earlier interna Veteran U.K. heavy metal act Iron Maiden will survey its 20-year history with a six-disc box…

  4. Life Is Looking 'Up' For Peter Gabriel

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel laughs heartily when he ponders the intensely dark tone of "Up," his first studio effort in a decade, due Sept. 24 via Geffen. "I'm just a happy-go-lucky fellow, aren't I?" he says, smiling. "…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to charges of assault and disorderly conduct in a Manhattan court, and is sentenced to time served, stemming from an inc 2000 - Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to…

  6. Metallica's Hammett, Green Day's Armstrong Wipe Out

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was injured last week when he was stabbed by his surfboard while being tossed by a wave, according to a special report from the artist on the band's official Web site. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was injured last week when he was stabbed by his…

  7. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…

  8. Billboard Bits: NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Eve, NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar Alicia Keys and Eve have been added to the NFL Kickoff Live From Times Square concert, set for tomorrow (Sept. 5) in New York. As previously reported , Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will also perform at the event, portions of…

  9. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  10. Bjork, PJ Harvey, Shins On 'Gilmore' Soundtrack

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls" will hit stores Sept. 24, the same day its namesake comedy-drama series kicks off its third season on the WB network. The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49. 2001 - Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao Although as well known for his rowdy country music as for his annually updated theme to ABC's "Monday Night Football," the culinary skills of Hank Williams Jr. are rarely noted. That has all changed with "Hey, Good Cookin'…

  13. Run-DMC Selects Its 'Greatest'

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMG Heritage will salute rap pioneers Run-DMC with the Sept. 10 release of the 18-track compilation "Run-DMC -- Greatest Hits." The single-disc "Greatest Hits" release includes both sides of Run-DMC's BMG Heritage will salute rap pioneers Run-DMC with the Sept. 10…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson. MONUMENTAL: Fred Foster founded the Monument label in 1958 and ran it until the 1980s, when he sold his company to Sony Music.…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is fi 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to…

  16. 'N Sync, Usher, Ashanti Dip Into 'Disneymania'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among the artists who have contributed tracks to Walt Disney Records' "Disneymania" album. Due Sept. 17, the collection finds 15 notable pop 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among…

  17. McLachlan, Bragg, Ivy Sing 'For The Kids'

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk America and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation have teamed to release a children's music compilation titled "For the Kids" as part of an ongoing campaign to restore and nurture music education Nettwerk America and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation have teamed to release…

  18. Presley, Brooks Reach RIAA Milestones

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis Presley albums (eight previously certified, seven new titles) released by RCA were reviewed by the Recording Industry As In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis…

  19. Shake It Off

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Jarvis Church arrives at this, his solo debut, with a rather impressive rÉsumÉ. Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Jarvis Church arrives at this, his solo debut, with a rather impressive résumé. He co-founded the six-piece, acid-jazz-hued Philosopher…

  20. Waking the Dead

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. A little too…

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