1. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey's gold and platinum future, the King's place on Billboard's country charts, an R. Kelly chart anomaly, and video play in relation to the char AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? Hello Fred, I am disappointed that the new Mariah…

  3. Papa Roach Graduates To Headlining Tour

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has dates targeted through Feb. 12 in Atlanta. The tour, with Swedish rock act Blindside opening, is expected to Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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, "…

  6. Body Of Coasters' Billy Guy Remains Unclaimed

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his body has not been claimed. Local entertainers and friends held a fund-raiser last night (Nov. 20) in Las Veg Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his…

  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. 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…

  9. Common Ropes In Final 'Circus' Details

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "Electric Circus, which, as previously reported, is due Dec. 10 via MCA. First single "Come Close to Me" featuring Mary J. Blige debuted Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own…

  14. Tosca Reconvenes For 'Delhi 9'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release a new studio album, "Delhi 9," Feb. 25 via Dorfmeister's G-Stone imprint and distributed in North America via Studio K7. Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release…

  15. 2002 American Music Awards Nominees

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Below are the nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. The event will be held Jan. 13 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and will air live on ABC. Pop/rock: Favorite male artist: Eminem Enrique Iglesias Nelly Favorite female…

  16. Poll: Elliott Tops Nov. 12 Shopping Lists

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling out their big guns, and of the high profile albums released last week, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Under Construction" (Elektra) is As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling…

  17. Rzeznik Pens, Records 'Treasures' For Disney

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet" boasts two songs written and performed by the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik. After nearly two decades as the leader of the Buffalo, N.Y.-ba The forthcoming Walt Disney animated feature "Treasure Planet"…

  18. Billboard Bits: VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, and John Mayer have joined the list of performers for the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, set for Dec. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium. The show will be hosted by "The Sopranos"…

  19. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  20. 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…

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