1. Riot Act

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST A decade after grunge redefined the rock landscape, the genre's ringleaders—Pearl Jam, Nirvana, ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (now with Audioslave), and ex-Screaming Trees singer Mark L A decade after grunge redefined the rock landscape, the genre's ringleaders—Pearl Jam,…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

  3. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

  4. Family Taps Zappa Vault With New Imprint

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dweezil Zappa has started a new label, Vaulternative, to make available scores of unreleased recordings by his late father, Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa has started a new label, Vaulternative, to make available scores of unreleased recordings by his late father, Frank Zappa. The first release, …

  5. Stars Sign On For Holiday Events

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn Rimes will celebrate with celebrities in Hollywood, while country artist Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack will rub el To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2000 - Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and…

  7. Ben Harper Documentary To Tour Theaters

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Ben Harper documentary "Pleasure & Pain" has just begun a two-month U.S. theatrical run, on the heels of its release on DVD Tuesday (Nov. 26) by Virgin. The Ben Harper documentary "Pleasure & Pain" has just begun a two-month U.S. theatrical run, on the heels of…

  8. Billboard Bits: Shaggy/Kevi, Yoakam, String Cheese

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy/Kevi, Dwight Yoakam, String Cheese Incident Pop/reggae artist Shaggy and singer/songwriter Kevi are the latest artists to create titles for Scholastic's Hip Kid Hop "Read & Rap-A-Long" children's book series. Set for a February release, the book/CD…

  9. Blur Slips New Single Into Stores

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album, inconspicuously released one of the tracks in the region on a cryptically marked white-label 7-inch vinyl sin Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album,…

  10. 'Down With Wilco' To Surface On Yep Roc

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5, originally slated for release by the now-extinct Mammoth Records, will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 v The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5,…

  11. New Everclear Album Moves In 'Slowmotion'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Everclear will release a new studio album, "Slowmotion Daydream," March 11 via Capitol. A single, "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom," is due to arrive Jan. 14 at U.S. radio outlets. A video Modern rock outfit Everclear will release a new studio album, "…

  12. Marr Brings 'Boomslang' To North America

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will release "Boomslang," his debut album with his new band the Healers, Feb. 4 via iMusic. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will release "Boomslang," his debut album with his new band the Healers, Feb. 4 via iMusic. As previously…

  13. Matchbox, Nappy Speak Up Against School Violence

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Nappy Roots have thrown their support behind Speak Up, the PAX organization's campaign against weapon-related school violence. Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Nappy Roots have thrown their support behind Speak Up, the PAX organization'…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in jail for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. The pop mogul, who broke into the music 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to…

  15. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  16. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Alejandro Sanz, Danny Blitz

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Snoop Dogg, Alejandro Sanz, Danny Blitz Rapper-turned-actor Snoop Dogg is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' big-screen adaptation of the classic 1970s police-action television series "Starsky and Hutch." The Todd Phillips-directed project will go into…

  17. Queen Latifah Arrested For DUI

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Actress and rapper Queen Latifah was arrested early this morning (Nov. 20) in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, a California Highway Patrol official said. The hi Actress and rapper Queen Latifah was arrested early this morning (Nov. 20) in Los Angeles…

  18. Vines Look Ahead To Sophomore Album

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Australian rock outfit the Vines winds down Stateside touring commitments for its Capitol debut disc, "Highly Evolved," bassist Patrick Matthews admits to Billboard.com the foursome is already l While Australian rock outfit the Vines winds down Stateside touring commitments…

  19. After A Rough Start, Audioslave Prepares To Cruise

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. If someone were to draft a how-to manual on forming a rock supergroup, it might behoove them to take note of the lessons learned by Audioslave this year. The in-your-wildest-dreams quartet comprising ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris…

  20. 47ask

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey, BBMak, and Guns 'N Roses. WILL THERE BE A SINGLE, MARIAH? Keith, I was wondering when Mariah Carey's new single "Through the Rain" will be on sale? This song has been in rotation here in Kentucky for the…

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