1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones. YOU WIN SOME, YOU 'LOSE' SOME: Time to rewrite the chart history books. Eminem holds on to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for an 11th week, placing "Lose Yourself" (Shady…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original lineup of the Cramps, dies of unknown causes in Anaheim, Calif., at the age of 46. 2000 -…

  4. 'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywi Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25…

  5. Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was released last fall, will be hitting the road in February for his first solo performance outing. Beginning Feb. 17 in Pittston, Pa., Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was…

  6. Indie Icon Watt Births Lyrical Tome

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt's lyrical oeuvre is the subject of a new book to be released Saturday (Jan. 11) by Canadian publishing house L'Oie de Cravan. Former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt's lyrical oeuvre is the subject of a new book to be…

  7. Bowie, Davies, Marley Set For Tibet House Benefit

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit 1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell A limited number of tickets to the NAMM: The International Music Products Association star-studded benefit concert still available. The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John: A Benefit for Music Education, presented by Yamaha, will be held…

  11. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  12. Puddle Of Mudd Readying Sophomore Set

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd is hard at work on the follow up to its 2001 Interscope debut "Come Clean." Having converted a rented Los Angeles house into a studio, the band is again recording with p Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd is hard at work on the follow up to its 2001…

  13. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness. He is 36. Petrucciani was the first French artist signed to EMI's Blue Note imprint, 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York…

  15. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  16. Country Stars Pay Tribute To Hank Jr.

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay tribute to hard-working outlaw icon Hank Williams Jr. on "The Songs of Hank Williams Jr. (A Bocephus Celebration)," du A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay…

  17. Eminem Ends Year On Top, But Album Sales Tumble

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Eminem Show" was the top-selling U.S. album of 2002 with sales of 7.6 million copies, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. The soundtrack to the rapper's film "8 Eminem's "The Eminem Show" was the top-selling U.S.…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  19. Master Bluegrass Picker McReynolds Dies

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother Jesse formed the legendary duo "Jim & Jesse," died Tuesday in Gallatin, Tenn. He was 75. McReynolds had been suffering Bluegrass music veteran Jim McReynolds, who with his mandolin-playing brother…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which gives users streaming access to new songs from participating artists before they are played on the radio. R&B artist Brandy is the fi 2002 - AOL Music bows its "First Listen" service, which…

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