1. Offspring, Devo Set For Hawk's Boom Boom Jam

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Offspring, Face To Face, Devo, and Social Distortion are among the acts confirmed to appear on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam tour later this year. A sort of Warped Tour in reverse, the Huck Jam f The Offspring, Face To Face, Devo, and Social Distortion are among the acts confirmed…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  3. Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk t When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in…

  4. Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on…

  5. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single ""The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss),"" 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  8. 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…

  9. Contact

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. A fairytale of sorts, the band began in 1998, sparked by the death of a friend named Benjamin. One…

  10. Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with the fact that his Sun label provided the springboard for rock'n'roll luminaries Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  12. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  13. Poll: Country Fans 'Up!' For Shania Set

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest stars, Shania Twain's "Up!" is the most anticipated by fans, according to a Billboard.com poll. Twain pulled in 49% of 4,998 votes, givin Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest…

  14. Springsteen Sets European Dates

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his latest Columbia album, "The Rising," will head to Europe for seven concerts beginning Oct. 14 in Paris. The just confirmed trek will also visit Barcelona, wh Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his latest Columbia album, "…

  15. Springsteen's 'Rising' Hangs Onto No. 1

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia album, maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for the second-straight week, matching the tenure of his last chart topper, 1995's "Greatest Hit "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia…

  16. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

  17. O'Connor Traces Irish Heritage On New Disc

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8 Vanguard Records release of "Sean-Nos Nua," an album of traditional Irish songs and her first studio album since 2000's "Faith and Courag Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8…

  18. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  19. Somebody's Praying Me Through

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. Doxology could have chosen no better ambassador than the very…

  20. Faith Hill Has A Good 'Cry'

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Cry," the title cut and first single from country chanteuse Faith Hill's next Warner Bros. studio set, was digitally delivered Wednesday (Aug. 7) to U.S. country radio outlets. The album is expected "Cry," the title cut and first single from country chanteuse Faith…

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