1. Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and…

  2. Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is resurfacing not only with a previously announced engagement to open some December shows for the Counting Crows, but Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is…

  3. Sharon Osbourne Rethinks MTV Show

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST If she had to do it over again, Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn't have invited MTV's cameras into her home. At least, that's what the cancer-stricken matriarch of television's favorite dysfunctional f If she had to do it over again, Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn't…

  4. The Pretenders Turn The 'Screw'

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com After more than 20 years and seven albums with the majors, the Pretenders make their indie-label arrival Nov. 12 with the Artemis release "Loose Screw." Artemis executive VP Michael Krumper sees it as reflective of a larger trend. He notes, "You look…

  5. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops Friends, family, and fans of late rap star Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) have formed a coalition to raise money for the Mizell family, to pay for education for his three children, and to help bring the investigation of the artist&…

  7. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""Clint Eastwood"" and Fatboy Slim's ""Weapon of Choice"" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""…

  9. McCartney Tour Breaks Box-Office Records

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney wrapped his 50-date North American arena tour Oct. 29 at America West Arena in Phoenix, having grossed about $100 million, and left a trail of house records in his wake. "Nobody goes ou Paul McCartney wrapped his 50-date North American arena tour Oct. 29 at America West…

  10. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments by Las Ketchup, Eminem, and Santana. CATCHING UP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD: The three sisters from Spain known as Las Ketchup finally have a No 1 hit in the U.S., though not on the Hot 100. Their eponymous debut album leads the Top Latin…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Richard Harris, the Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, and more. THE LATE RICHARD HARRIS Hello again Fred. No obituary I have read so far of Richard Harris has focused on what to me is his greatest accomplishment -- his No. 2 recording of …

  13. 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…

  14. Billboard Bits: Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years J Records chairman/CEO Clive Davis has endowed $5 million to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to create the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Billboard Bulletin reports. The department will offer a four-year Bachelor of…

  15. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  16. Springsteen Sketches Spring Euro Tour

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the end of European leg of Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of "The Rising" only a week or so passed, there's news of a handful of dates that will bring him back to the continent next spring. With the end of European leg of Bruce Springsteen's tour in support…

  17. 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…

  18. Update: Jam Master Jay Killed In NYC Shooting

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As previously reported, Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., was shot and killed last night (Oct. 30) at his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, near As previously reported , Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D…

  19. Donnie Sounds His 'Anthem'

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Before you hear the first note on the debut album by Atlanta soul singer Donnie, the name of the CD grabs your attention: "The Colored Section." Like Donnie, the title and the music are bold, honest, and edgy. For years, Donnie has been…

  20. Minnelli Reality Show Canceled

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli won't become another Ozzy Osbourne. VH1 has pulled the plug on the singer's planned reality TV show, complaining that her husband, David Gest, was impossible to work with. "We weren't gi Liza Minnelli won't become another Ozzy Osbourne. VH1 has pulled…

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