1. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  3. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  4. Poll: Elvis Still King Of Rock'n'Roll

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll star of all time, Elvis Presley was still the king -- by a wide margin. Almost four in 10 named Presley in the ABC News poll re When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll…

  5. Soul Asylum's Pirner Steps Out

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While thumbing through vintage threads at a New Orleans thrift store, Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner is singing the praises of the Crescent City, his home since 1998. "I love this city. Honestly, New Orleans is perfect for me," he…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 1999 - In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all…

  8. Chris Robinson Treads 'New Earth' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline…

  9. 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…

  10. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  11. 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…

  12. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. 2001 - Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on…

  14. Elektra All-Stars Prepare To 'Transport'

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Transporter." The first single from the set, due Sept. 17, Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy …

  15. No Doubt, Garbage Saddle Up For Fall Tour

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt and Garbage have begun confirming dates for a long-rumored fall tour, which will also feature the Distillers, and on some dates, Good Charlotte. The trek is set to kick off Oct. 9 in St. Paul No Doubt and Garbage have begun confirming dates for a long-rumored fall tour, which will…

  16. Cincinnati Lifts GA Ban For The Boss

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be lifted for a Bruce Springsteen concert this fall, officials said. A ban on the festival-seating arrangement that contributed to a fatal 1979 stampede at a Cincinnati arena will be…

  17. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  18. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

  19. Bedingfield, Blige, Res Visit 'Club Nation'

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

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