1. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 2000 - Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 1999 - Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind…

  2. Eminem Notches First Hot 100 No. 1

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the class on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, giving the rapper his first ever No. 1 on the singles tally. The cut is the chart's fastest-growing track at r Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the…

  3. Santana Conjures No. 1 Debut

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santana's "Shaman" (Arista) debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, ousting Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) after only one week in the top spot. For the Carlos Santana-led band, the feat mar Santana's "Shaman" (Arista) debuts at No. 1 on…

  4. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  5. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  6. Artists Preach Artists' Rights In New York

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a series of benefit concerts for the newly formed Artists Empowerment Coalition (AEC). Held at New York's Beacon T Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a…

  7. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers…

  8. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  9. 44TunesOnTV

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 28 "Intimate & Interactive," MuchMusic USA Featured Artist: Foo Fighters. "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Sammy Hagar. "The…

  10. Cry

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country statement, with the emphasis overwhelmingly on the pop side of the equation. From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country…

  11. Mayer Taps Randolph, Nickel Creek For Fall Tour

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Mayer will hit the road next month for a run through colleges and theaters, beginning Nov. 7 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first eight dates on the tour will feature support from R Singer/songwriter John Mayer will hit the road next month for a run through colleges and…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  13. Chevy Delves Into Christian Tour Sponsorship

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move criticized as crossing the line between religion and the boardroom. U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move…

  14. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  15. Tim McGraw Documentary Goes Silver Screen

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S. movie theaters, Billboard.com has exclusively learned. The film will be seen in about 30 movie screens in m A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S.…

  16. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher Whitney Houston, the Foo Fighters, and Moby have joined the performance lineup for the ninth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Set for Nov. 14 in Barcelona, the event will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera, Coldplay,…

  18. Update: Elvis' Estate Wins Injunction Against DVD

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The estate of Elvis Presley has won an injunction in California Federal Appeals Court barring the further sale of the eight-DVD collection "The Definitive Elvis," released this summer by Passport Vide The estate of Elvis Presley has won an injunction in California Federal Appeals…

  19. Chris Robinson Preps First Full Band Trek

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a full band, due to kick off Nov. 21 in Dallas. Robinson will be backed by multi-instrumentalist brothers Paul a Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a…

  20. Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored…

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