1. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  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. Report: Investigation In Jam Master Shooting

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death of Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, according to the New York Times. Senior police officials told the pape Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death…

  4. The Hell You Say

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST What makes this debut album notable is its combination of stellar songwriting and its never predictable blending of rock, folk, and country musical styles. What makes this debut album notable is its combination of stellar songwriting and its never predictable blending of rock, folk, and…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo/Lips/Beck

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo Fighters/Flaming Lips/Beck Funeral services have been set for Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, the rap pioneer and DJ of Run-D.M.C. who was shot to death Wednesday evening at his Queens, N.Y. recording studio…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  8. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Coolio/Outkast, Blades, 'La Boheme' Hip-hop stars Coolio and Outkast have signed on to star in a low-budget direct-to-video movie financed by National Lampoon, Image Entertainment, and Broadway Entertainment. "National Lampoon's Hip-Hop Party" will be released…

  10. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

  11. White To Be Honored At Creative Coalition Concert

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with the Creative Coalition's Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. The honor will be bestowed during the Seconding Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  13. Stapp's Vocal Woes Force Creed Tour Reorganization

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a throat affliction suffered by singer Scott Stapp. The band's frontman is "suffering from acute laryngitis due to the Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a…

  14. Napster Founder Fanning Takes Life Story To MTV

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David doing battle with the Goliaths of the music industry, has found a champion in MTV. The cable network has hired Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David…

  15. Girls of Grace

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the impact their music can have on young people, Christian pop foursome Point of Grace (POG) understand the responsibility a At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the…

  16. Billboard Bits: White, Springsteen/Vedder, Collins

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry White, Springsteen/Vedder, Collins Legendary seductive soul singer Barry White will soon be seeking a kidney transplant. The artist's doctors have confirmed that he has a history of hypertension that has led to a decline of his kidney functions. After stabilizing his body…

  17. Aware Records Readies 'Hits' Compilation

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aware Records, an independent label that has championed grassroots bands since 1993 and kick-started the careers of such acts as Train, Hootie & the Blowfish, and matchbox twenty, has set an Oct. Aware Records, an independent label that has championed grassroots bands since 1993 and kick…

  18. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie; Bocktoberfest, Brad

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rob Zombie; Bocktoberfest, Brad Ghoulish rocker Rob Zombie is teaming with Spencer Gifts for a Halloween promotion dubbed "Carnival of Souls" that also encompasses Spirit Halloween Stores and Pete's Wicked Ale. Zombie's CD-ROM "The Halloween Takeover"…

  19. Shirelles, 5th Dimension Join Vocal Group Hall

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on the podium, Florence LaRue fought back the tears last weekend as the group received their Harmony Awards as in With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on…

  20. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

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