1. O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. For many, this set's key selling point is also its biggest flaw. O, Yeah! was the first of the many Aerosmith collections to combine the act's early material with its post-reunion repertoire. Having at long last…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Aerosmith, Nelly, Ashanti, Nickelback, Elvis Presley vs. JXL, Gareth Gates, and Celine Dion. DREAM ON AND ON AND ON: It's been at least seven months since a collection of Aerosmith's greatest hits has been released, so it must be time for a new one. Voila: …

  3. Song Flap Makes Michael Feels Unsafe In U.S.

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT George Michael says he's nervous to return to his home in the U.S. because of the criticism he's received for his new song and video, "Shoot the Dog." The British singer's video condemns U.K. Prime Mi George Michael says he's nervous to return to his home in the…

  4. Springsteen Tix On Sale This Weekend

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating yesterday's (July 10) report about Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming tour, in support of his Columbia album "The Rising," tickets for six of the trek's 39 North American shows will go on sale S Updating yesterday's (July 10) report about Bruce Springsteen&…

  5. Proposal Would Give Acts Access To Older Titles

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two bills being drafted on Capitol Hill could have a significant impact on the U.S. music industry, Billboard Bulletin reports. A Senate measure, sponsored by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) would give n Two bills being drafted on Capitol Hill could have a significant impact on the U.S. music…

  6. Mario Aims Wide With J Records Debut

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just because he's young, don't dismiss Mario as another teen artist. According to J Records chief Clive Davis, Mario is special in that he also possesses adult appeal. "Yes, he's 15, and teens and younger kids like him,"…

  7. Springsteen & E Street Set 'Rising' Tour

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In support of the forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will kick off a tour Aug. 7 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The itinerary In support of the forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," Bruce…

  8. 2002 Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners. Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts,…

  9. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  10. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  11. Big Swing Face

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-ba Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the…

  12. Hindsight

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This interesting project opens with a funny anecdote—a diary entry—wherein Reuben displays his anxiety over critics' reactions. This interesting project opens with a funny anecdote—a diary entry—wherein Reuben displays his anxiety over critics' reactions. Moments later, he makes a…

  13. Halos & Horns

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton is right now making some of the absolute best, boldest music of her career, adopting a back-to-basics approach that has led her back to her East Tennessee roots, and hence her muse. Dolly Parton is right now making some of the absolute best, boldest music of her career, adopting…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  15. 'Dark Days' Ahead: Coal Chamber On The Road

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour in support of its third album, "Dark Days," released in May via Roadrunner. The tour, which kicked off June 12, hit the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour…

  16. Dolly Displays Her 'Halos & Horns'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I make jokes about the fact that I had to get rich in order to be able to sing like I was poor again," Dolly Parton says, referring to the heartfelt Appalachian flavor of her new collection, "Halos & Horns." The album is…

  17. Singer/Actor Rosemary Clooney Dies

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" and staged a dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol, died Saturday Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in …

  18. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  19. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

  20. Billy Joel Checks Out Of Rehab

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn. Billy Joel has checked out of Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Conn., he entered earlier this month for treatment. Joel's…

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