1. Dashboard Launches Tour With Free MP3s

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional, which launches a North American tour tonight (Oct. 1) near its homebase in West Palm Beach, Fla., has posted two versions of a new song for download on its official Web site. Dashboard Confessional, which launches a North American tour tonight (Oct. 1) near its…

  2. Mann, Barenaked Ladies To Rock 'West Wing'

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and Canadian rock act Barenaked Ladies will perform on the next episode of the NBC drama "The West Wing." Part of Wednesday night's (Oct. 2) installment of the series will Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and Canadian rock act Barenaked Ladies will…

  3. Hot Product

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Rolling Stones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. You're My 'Idol' The media blitz from Fox's "American Idol" continues with "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due this week from…

  4. Billboard Bits: Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi Epitaph-associated Anti Records has entered into a licensing arrangement with the U.K.-based Mute label to handle the U.S. release of upcoming projects by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Also home to Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Solomon Burke, and…

  5. Motley Crue Singer Pleads Innocent

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a record producer outside the Rainbow nightclub in West Hollywood. The Motley Crue lead singer was not required Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a…

  6. Randy Travis 'Rises' To The Occasion

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Randy Travis spent years preparing for the release of his first Christian album, "Inspirational Journey," in 2000. The project fulfilled a long-held personal goal. Now having taken the plunge, he's back with "Rise & Shine.…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson's historic jump to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Las Ketchup's "Asereje/The Ketchup Song," and Lulu. KELLY HAS LEAPT THE BUILDING Hi Fred, I have a question based on a…

  8. Frank Black, Catholics Get In The Van

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Pixies frontman Frank Black and his band the Catholics have set the first handful of tour dates in support of their recent... Former Pixies frontman Frank Black and his band the Catholics have set the first handful of tour dates in support of their recent dual releases on spinART, …

  9. Shakira Heading To North American Arenas

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Colombian pop star Shakira will kick off a North American arena tour Nov. 8 in San Diego. Dates are on tap through early December, to be followed by a handful of European engagements. Afterward, Shaki Colombian pop star Shakira will kick off a North American arena tour Nov. 8 in San Diego.…

  10. New Book Chronicles Pete Best's Beatles Adventures

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim, the man dismissed by the Beatles when they were on the very cusp of becoming the most successful group of all time. Th For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim,…

  11. Jewel Extends 'New Wild West' Tour

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild West solo acoustic tour. Set to kick off Nov. 7 in Portland, Maine, the tour will play 13 dates through a Nov Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild…

  12. Gabriel Setting 'Up' North American Tour

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel will kick off a North American tour Nov. 5 in Atlanta in support of his latest Geffen album, "Up," due today (Sept. 24) in North America. Gabriel and his band celebrated the tour news to Peter Gabriel will kick off a North American tour Nov. 5 in Atlanta in support of…

  13. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  14. 'America' Tribute Honored With Emmys

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night's (Sept. 22) Emmy Awards for mounting a music-driven tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just 1 The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night…

  15. Pink, Paul Weller Overtake U.K. Charts

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pin Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for…

  16. Ono, Lennon Assistant Square Off In Court

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's dea Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal…

  17. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  18. Snoop Dogg Shows Who's 'Boss'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper sa Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his…

  19. Doug Martsch Spills Bluesy Solo Debut

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Built To Spill's Doug Martsch, what began as a few fun riffs to play while practicing guitar ultimately evolved into the material for his solo debut, "Now You Know." The set has been finished for more than two years but finally…

  20. Beenie Man 'Storms' Out On The Road

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in support of his second Virgin album "Tropical Storm." The run will kick off Oct. 1 in Providence, R.I., and currently has 2 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in…

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