1. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  2. Dion Officially Added To Super Bowl Lineup

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on hand Jan. 26 in San Diego to perform "God Bless America" prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVII. It won't be the first t The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on…

  3. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re…

  4. Moorer Gets A Hand From Rock, Lynne

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while taping an upcoming concert album Saturday night in Nashville during a pair of shows at the 12th & Porter Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while…

  5. Billboard Bits: Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John LL Cool J, Anastacia, and Paulina Rubio will pay tribute to Run-D.M.C., Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz, respectively, in a new series of soft-drink Dr Pepper's "Be You" television ads. Both the artists paying tribute and those being honored…

  6. Deportation Imminent For Slick Rick

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best…

  7. I Care 4 U

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Greatest-hits sets and retrospectives are usually reserved for artists who have sustained careers over decades. Greatest-hits sets and retrospectives are usually reserved for artists who have sustained careers over decades. Although Aaliyah's life and career were tragically cut short,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira R&B star Macy Gray will issue her third Epic album, "The Trouble With Being Myself," in March, according to the label. The artist will precede the set's release with a club tour that will kick off in February. The album will be the…

  9. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  10. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to…

  11. Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording with a road band wouldn't raise an eyebrow in most circles, but for Nashville the move is unusual, if not unprecedented. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Recording with a road band wouldn't raise an eyebrow in most circles, but for Nashville the move is unusual, if not unprecedented.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan will on Jan. 28 release its Reprise debut, "Mary Star of the Sea." As previously reported , Zwan features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez…

  13. Swedish Opera Singer Wintzell Dies

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bruno Wintzell, a Swedish opera singer and actor who was briefly married to actress Goldie Hawn, died yesterday (Dec. 1) in a Stockholm hospital after a long bout with cancer. He was 58. Bruno Wintzell, a Swedish opera singer and actor who was briefly married to actress Goldie Hawn, died…

  14. Jay-Z Goes Back To School

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST "I never had nobody to talk to," Jay-Z mumbled Tuesday while in one of the few quiet rooms in Chicago's Marshall High School, in the midst of a brief cross-country tour of schools. "I never had nobody to talk to," Jay-Z mumbled Tuesday while in one of the few quiet…

  15. The Very Best of Soft Cell

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Soft Cell's Marc Almond and Dave Ball were the curious progenitors of bubbly, dance-inflected synth-pop. Throughout the '80s, the U.K. Soft Cell's Marc Almond and Dave Ball were the curious progenitors of bubbly, dance-inflected synth-pop. Throughout the '80s, the U.K. duo…

  16. Michael Jackson Tells Court He's 'A Visionary'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson spent a second day testifying in California yesterday (Nov. 14) in a $21 million lawsuit over canceled millennium concerts, saying that he could shed little light on matters like contr Michael Jackson spent a second day testifying in California yesterday (Nov. 14) in a $21…

  17. Michael Jackson Testifies At Trial

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson took the witness stand yesterday (Nov. 13) in a California courtroom in a $21 million lawsuit by his longtime promoter that accuses the singer of backing out of two Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson took the witness stand yesterday (Nov. 13) in a California…

  18. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion was tabled. "When Lisa passed, it was…

  19. Missy Elliott Giving Away $1 Million Prize

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elektra Entertainment Group and London-based wireless marketing firm not13 are offering a $1 million prize in a new cell-phone and two-way pager promotion for the Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott album "Un Elektra Entertainment Group and London-based wireless marketing firm not13…

  20. Welcome

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Taproot's sophomore project is a 12-track battle between soft and violent narration about personal demons and relationships. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based quartet's hard-rock style is both melodic and ly Taproot's sophomore project is a 12-track battle between soft and violent…

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