1. Ice Cube Plays 'De-Fense' For Disney

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen. Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen.…

  2. Vives, Anthony To Rock Latin Grammys

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony are the first performers confirmed for the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live Sept. 18 on CBS. Jon Secada, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, and actress Dai Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony are the first performers confirmed for the third annual Latin…

  3. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's solo album "Now or Never?" I…

  4. Alabama Farewell Tour Starts To Take Shape

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The members of veteran country act Alabama will wave goodbye to their fans next year with a farewell tour that will kick off on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. The full schedule has not yet been unveiled The members of veteran country act Alabama will wave goodbye to their fans next year…

  5. Beenie Man Whips Up A 'Tropical Storm'

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's good to be Beenie Man, especially right now. With "Feel It Boy," his duet with labelmate Janet Jackson, steadily climbing the charts, the Jamaica native is primed for the biggest debut of his career with, "Tropical Storm,…

  6. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  7. Lifehouse Continues Its 'Climb' To The Top

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to Lifehouse's sophomore effort, "Stanley Climbfall," due Sept. 17 via DreamWorks, frontman/songwriter Jason Wade has no intention of hanging on a moment in time. "Hanging by a Moment" is the smash single…

  8. 35TunesOnTV

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 26 "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured Artist: Lee Ann Womack. "Behind the Music 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments," VH1…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

  10. Lord Willin'

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success. In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly Bon Jovi will play its first U.K. club gig in more than a decade Sept. 18 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The show is expected to be the only Bon Jovi appearance in Europe this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Aug. 24) via Ticketnet and a special…

  12. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  13. Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album, "A Hundred Days Off." Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album , "A…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is fi 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to…

  16. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace, and Avril Lavigne are confirmed to perform during the pre-show for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards , set for Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The performances will take place outside…

  17. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Ray Charles, Joe Walsh

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Ray Charles, Joe Walsh Singer/actress Gloria Estefan and actor Jimmy Smits will co-host the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for Sept. 18 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Along with Jennifer Lopez and Andy Garcia, Estefan and Smits were the co-hosts of the 2000…

  18. Artists Head South For 'Austin City Limits' Festival

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists that will be on hand for the inaugural Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 28-29 in the Texas ca Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists…

  19. Amber Gets Sexy, Reinvents Herself

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Amber feels the need to be naked. For proof, look no further than the cover of her new full-length collection, "Naked," due today (Aug. 20) via Tommy Boy. If additional proof is needed, consider some of the album's provocative song…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins ""apparently overindulged during festivities"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

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