1. Driver Pleads Guilty In Halsted's Death

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca Halsted and seriously injuring another driver by driving while drunk. Brian McAllister, 34, pleaded guilty last An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca…

  2. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  3. Pink, Paul Weller Overtake U.K. Charts

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pin Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, 2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler…

  6. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  7. Janet Jackson Sings For 'Chicago'

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie soundtrack, Billboard Bulletin reports. The track, which is still untitled, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single. The album is t Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie…

  8. Man Charged In Will Smith Identity Theft

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will Smith has pleaded guilty to one count of the use of an unauthorized access device. Carlos Lomax, 41, entered th A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will…

  9. Public Enemy, Minus Flav, Still Pushing Buttons

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Public Enemy is back on the road, but prominent group member Flavor Flav is back in a place that's unfortunately too familiar: jail. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested in New York Public Enemy is back on the road, but prominent group member Flavor Flav is back in a…

  10. Combs Ordered To Pay Damages To Limo Driver

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2.45 million in damages to a man who says he was injured by Combs' bodyguards at a Winston-Salem, N.C., concert in 1995. Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2…

  11. Beenie Man 'Storms' Out On The Road

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in support of his second Virgin album "Tropical Storm." The run will kick off Oct. 1 in Providence, R.I., and currently has 2 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in…

  12. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  13. Fat Joe Pledges His 'Loyalty'

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12 via Terror Squad/Atlantic. First single "Crush Tonight" features soul vocalist Ginuwine and Terror Squad colleague Tony Sunshine and debuted Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  15. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  17. Shiny Things

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jackpot's third album is an engaging grouping of 12 laid-back yet intelligent rock tracks. Jackpot's third album is an engaging grouping of 12 laid-back yet intelligent rock tracks. Lead singer/guitarist Rusty Miller, known for his guitar melody on Cake's "Never There,…

  18. Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A tuxedo-clad Johnny Cash must have cut an imposing figure when he took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden in December 1969, performing songs about prison, cocaine, and murder alongside gos A tuxedo-clad Johnny Cash must have cut an imposing figure when he took the stage at…

  19. Pearl Jam Single Hits The Net

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I Am Mine," the first single from Pearl Jam's upcoming album "Riot Act," is being previewed online beginning today (Sept. 13) via AOL's First Listen (keyword: First Listen) program and Netscape Music "I Am Mine," the first single from Pearl Jam's…

  20. N'Dour Returns With 'Nothing In Vain'

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko," with the first worldwide release through his current Nonesuch/EastWest deal. "Nothing's in Vain (Coono Du Réér)" is due Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko,…

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