1. American Supreme

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. Here singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev cleave to the same mind…

  2. Wait for Me

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's been nearly five years since singer/ guitarist Tedeschi's inaugural Tone-Cool collection Just Won't Burn put her on the national map. It's been nearly five years since singer/ guitarist Tedeschi's inaugural Tone-Cool collection Just Won't Burn put her on the…

  3. 'Light' Propels Sean Paul Debut

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It seems unlikely, but one of the most highly anticipated albums of the fourth quarter of 2002 comes from an artist who was relatively unknown last year. What's even more surprising is that said performer is a reggae artist. That's the…

  4. 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…

  5. Eminem Can't 'Lose' With No. 1 Single

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" easily maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week, leading thanks to a heavy boost in airplay. Additionally, the track -- which comes from Eminem's S Eminem's "Lose Yourself" easily maintains its grip…

  6. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Segundo's Still Strumming At 95

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST With his perennial hat, a cigar in his mouth, and a guitar in his hands, Compay Segundo of Buena Vista Social Club fame turns 95 today (Nov. 18). His secret? Eliminating the routine from his life. "I With his perennial hat, a cigar in his mouth, and a guitar in his hands, Compay Segundo…

  10. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…

  11. The Colored Section

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Colored Section doubles as a history lesson about African-Americans' struggles, challenges, and still-undaunted hopes--a new millennium soundtrack to playwright George C. Wolfe's satiric stage tak Bred from the Atlanta wellspring that's given birth to such peers as India.…

  12. Testify

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thank goodness for artists like Phil Collins. Thank goodness for artists like Phil Collins. Unlike far too many veterans striving to remain "relevant" by trend-hopping, he's not inclined to step beyond what he does exceedingly well. There are no surprises on a Collins album.…

  13. Under Construction

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Even music's most inventive minds take a step in the wrong direction every now and then. Even music's most inventive minds take a step in the wrong direction every now and then. That seems to be the case with Elliott's fourth studio set, Under Construction. A constant innovator…

  14. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to…

  15. Evolución

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados' history of hits is a veritable treasure chest of perfectly shaped songs. Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados' history of hits is a veritable treasure chest of perfectly shaped songs. From 1995's "Bolero Falaz" and "…

  16. The Gospel According to Jazz . . . Chapter II

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Generously sharing the spotlight with a number of stellar guests, including George Duke, Paul Jackson Jr., Jonathan Butler, and…

  17. Chart Beat Bonus

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based tidbits on Justin Timberlake, Boston, Eminem, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Keith Urban, and Westlife. ADD JUSTIN: Justin Timberlake's name is added to The Billboard 200 as his first solo effort, "Justified…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" (1956) and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose…

  19. Mixmaster Mike Happy On Board GNR Tour

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place last Thursday night as fans reacted to the the cancellation of the Guns N' Roses tour opener. At the time, openin Pepper spray and riot batons filled the air outside the Vancouver General Motors Place…

  20. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

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