1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde." LADIES STILL LOVE COOL JAMES Hi Fred, Reading Michael Ellis and Todd Martens' summary of chart news on Billboard.com last Thursday, I was amazed to discover that "…

  2. Justin Timberlake In Sync With '60s On Solo Debut

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Justin Timberlake is amused by the media's insistence that he's been blatantly copping Michael Jackson's vocal licks on his first solo single, "Like I Love You." Rather, when he began assembling the material for the full…

  3. Chevy Delves Into Christian Tour Sponsorship

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move criticized as crossing the line between religion and the boardroom. U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move…

  4. 43ask

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, and Deborah Cox. WHEN WILL KIM RETURN TO THE STREETS? Hello Keith, I was wondering when is the queen of rap, Lil' Kim, going to release her third LP? This album is highly…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher Whitney Houston, the Foo Fighters, and Moby have joined the performance lineup for the ninth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Set for Nov. 14 in Barcelona, the event will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera, Coldplay,…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Marilyn Manson, McClinton

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Marilyn Manson, Delbert McClinton The early days of 'N Sync are chronicled on the upcoming DVD "The Reel 'N Sync," due Nov. 5 from Trauma Records. According to a spokesperson for the project, the DVD was whittled down from "a couple hundred hours…

  7. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  8. Nelly And Kelly Make A U.K. No. 1

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nelly's "Dilemma," which has been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past nine weeks, is now the U.K.'s favorite single too. The Universal release, which features Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, Nelly's "Dilemma," which has been No. 1 on the…

  9. Fan Fatally Stabbed During Nelly Show

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vi A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains…

  10. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  11. Velocity of Sound

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On Velocity of Sound, the fifth album from Denver's Apples in Stereo, the band abandons its psychedelic flirtations in favor of a more stripped-down approach to '60s pop. On Velocity of Sound, the fifth album from Denver's Apples in Stereo, the band abandons its psychedelic…

  12. Zappa Picks—By Larry LaLonde of Primus

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has enlisted some of today's rock stars to pick their Zappa faves for a new series of compilation albums. Rykodisc has enlisted some of today's rock stars to pick their Zappa faves for a new series of compilation albums. With a discography as long as Shaquille O'Neal&…

  13. Opry's Bashful Brother Oswald Dies

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald died yesterday (Oct. 17) in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He was 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opr Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald died yesterday (Oct. 17) in Nashville after a…

  14. BNL Stuffs DVD Full Of Videos, Live Clips

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies have assembled 17 music videos, concert clips, interviews, and other goodies on a self-titled DVD release, due Nov. 5 from Warner Bros. Barenaked Ladies have assembled 17 music videos, concert clips, interviews, and other goodies on a self-titled DVD release, due Nov. 5 from…

  15. Family Outraged By 'Music Behind Bars'

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A VHI program that features prison musical groups has drawn complaints from state officials in Pennsylvania and a mother who was stunned to see her daughter's killer jamming with his bandmates on TV. A VHI program that features prison musical groups has drawn complaints from state…

  16. Soft Cell Sets First Tour In 18 Years

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran synth-pop act Soft Cell will stage its first U.S. tour in 18 years this November with an 11-date trek across the country. The duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball are touring in support of the alb Veteran synth-pop act Soft Cell will stage its first U.S. tour in 18 years this November…

  17. Ms. Jade Lets Nothing 'Interrupt' Her

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ms. Jade has been preparing a long time for "Girl Interrupted," her 215/Beat Club/Interscope debut, due Nov. 5. "I wrote my first rap when I was either 8 or 9," Jade says. "After that, I started singing. I was always into…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Aguilera, Clarke

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Clarke The soundtrack to Eminem's film debut, "8 Mile," -- which, as previously reported , is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope Records -- will feature a limited-edition CD sampler featuring tracks from artists signed to Eminem's…

  19. System Invites Fans To 'Steal This Album'

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit System Of A Down has compiled a host of odds and ends on "Steal This Album," which will be released in late November or early December by American Recordings/Columbia. The final tra Modern rock outfit System Of A Down has compiled a host of odds and ends on "…

  20. Eclectic International Soundtrack Backs 'Charlie'

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post-punkers the Soft Boys to the afro-pop of Angelique Kidjo's and the internationally acclaimed electronica of Asia A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post…

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