1. India.Arie Offers Spiritual 'Voyage'

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity. India.Arie seems to be of that rare breed. Having achieved renown with her "Acoustic Soul" debut -- which sold more than 1.6 million units…

  2. Billboard Bits: Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver The Sean Penn-directed video for "The Barry Williams Show," the first single from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming Geffen album "Up," will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Sept. 6) online via AOL Music First View (AOL…

  3. Panic Plans Tour, Posthumous Houser Album

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour that will open with a trio of shows at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena. The 13-date run kick off on Halloween Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour…

  4. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  5. Kelly Prevails On 'American Idol' Finale

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson was the big winner of Fox's series "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar." She gets a recording deal with RCA, which will release a compilation of songs by the 10 finalists Oct. 1 Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini to be the big winner of Fox's series…

  6. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  7. 'Idol' Judge Cowell To Return

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4), one of its newly minted stars already has wrangled a big payday -- and he didn't even have to sing. As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4),…

  8. Fleetwood Mac Plans Tour Behind New Album

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters in April 2003, Billboard.com has learned. The group's most popular lineup of Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and…

  9. Ronettes Royalties Case Presses On

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The longstanding fight between a sixties girl group and rock'n'roll impresario Phil Spector is on the docket this week of New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The court battle between Spector an The longstanding fight between a sixties girl group and rock'n'roll…

  10. U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2's second hits collection, "U2: The Best of 1990-2000," due Nov. 5 through Interscope. Dubbed "The Best of the B-Sides," the 14-track A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2…

  11. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  12. Tropical Storm

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beenie Man (see story, page 18) pulls out all the stops on his sophomore Virgin set, Tropical Storm. Beenie Man (see story, page 18) pulls out all the stops on his sophomore Virgin set, Tropical Storm. Serving as the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning Art & Life, Tropical Storm finds…

  13. Everything Good

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime member Mark Lowry, and Southern Gospel music aficionados have been anxious to see how the group would incorpor Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime…

  14. Hairspray

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People. In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People." Such a song title…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers letters regarding the state of commercial singles. LOST BUSINESS Dear Fred, You hit the nail on the head a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned singles. I used to buy singles every week, at least $20 worth. But now I never go to…

  16. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  17. Bjork, PJ Harvey, Shins On 'Gilmore' Soundtrack

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls" will hit stores Sept. 24, the same day its namesake comedy-drama series kicks off its third season on the WB network. The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls…

  18. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  19. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  20. MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy"…

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