1. 3D

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds soulful sisters Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas facing a major challenge: How to focus on the music at hand after one-third This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds…

  2. So Much Shouting/So Much Laughter

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For arch music maverick Ani DiFranco, the art is in the moment, and that's what comes through on this live double set. For arch music maverick Ani DiFranco, the art is in the moment, and that's what comes through on this live double set. Here, the eloquent contrarian is in her…

  3. Shirelles, 5th Dimension Join Vocal Group Hall

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on the podium, Florence LaRue fought back the tears last weekend as the group received their Harmony Awards as in With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson. MONUMENTAL: Fred Foster founded the Monument label in 1958 and ran it until the 1980s, when he sold his company to Sony Music.…

  5. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  6. A Jacknife to a Swan

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. The album features blazing brass passages…

  7. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  8. Pavarotti Swan Song Set For 2005

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has picked a date to sing his last note -- on his 70th birthday, Oct. 12, 2005. He told Connie Chung on last night's (June 25) episode of her CNN show, "Connie Chung Tonight," Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has picked a date to sing his last note -- on his 70th…

  9. Napster Files For Bankruptcy

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Embattled online file swapping service Napster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today (June 3), seeking court protection from creditors as music industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through Embattled online file swapping service Napster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today …

  10. The Palace at 4am (Part I), Chelsea Walls

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT SOUNDTRACK Chelsesa Walls PRODUCER: not listed Rykodisc RCD 10624 JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH The Palace at 4am (Part I) PRODUCERS: J. Bennett, E.Burch, K,Keller Undertow 0009 Though not far from the truth, Chelsea Walls' billing as a Jeff Tweedy experience is a bit misleading.…

  11. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  12. Plant Plans Summer Sojourn With The Who

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least a handful of shows on the Who's upcoming U.S. tour. Plant is confirmed to appear July 29 in Hershey, Pa., July Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will perform as a special guest on at least…

  13. Stabbing Westward Throws In The Towel

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four albums. The group posted a message on its official Web site over the weekend saying the members had amicably de Industrial rock quartet Stabbing Westward has called it a career after 10 years and four…

  14. Can't Back Down

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal powers. Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV Singer/songwriter Jewel is putting herself on ice to perform the National Anthem prior to the 52nd National Hockey League (NHL) All Star game, set for Feb. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jewel is also expected to perform another song in…

  16. Indecent Proposal

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland certainly has a full plate. Witness his successful production credits for artists like Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Bubba Sparxxx, an As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland…

  17. Rotten Apples: The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Arriving less than a year after Smashing Pumpkins played their final show and just prior to the Christmas shopping crunch, Rotten Apples feels equally premature and perfect in its timing. Arriving less than a year after Smashing Pumpkins played their final show and just prior to the Christmas…

  18. Scarecrow

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Never accused of playing it safe (remember Chris Gaines?), Garth Brooks offers up a comparatively focused effort on Scarecrow, having zeroed in on his vocal strengths, Allen Reynolds' crystalline prod Never accused of playing it safe (remember Chris Gaines?), Garth Brooks offers up a…

  19. The Columbia Studio Recordings,1964-1970

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme; Bookends; and Bridge Over Troubled Water—Paul Simon and Art Ga In five era-defining albums for Columbia—Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage,…

  20. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

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