1. The Rolling Stones Remastered - Super Audio CDs

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Super Audio CD (SACD) format, offering higher-resolution audio than the standard compact disc, receives an estimable boost with the Rolling Stones Remastered, a collection of 22 titles from ABKCO The Super Audio CD (SACD) format, offering higher-resolution audio than the standard compact…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.…

  4. Rowland Destined For Horror Face-Off Flick

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will share screen time with a pair of Hollywood horror kingpins in her big-screen debut. The pop star has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's "Freddy vs. Jason," Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will share screen time with a…

  5. Nickelback Hauls Proteges Along For Fall Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback has tapped young proteges Theory Of A Dead Man for an upcoming tour of outdoor festivals. Nickelback, whose frontman Chad Kroeger had a major summer hit with "Hero" from Sony's "Spider-Man" Nickelback has tapped young proteges Theory Of A Dead Man for an…

  6. 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…

  7. Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk t When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001…

  10. 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…

  11. 34ask

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers' questions about Sophie Ellis Bextor, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and Rush answered by Keith Caulfield. SOPHIE'S CHOICE Keith, Is it true that Sophie Ellis Bextor will soon release music in the U.S.? I've heard that maybe she was thinking of trying to break…

  12. Blindside Eyes Stateside Success

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With "Silence," released yesterday (Aug. 20) via Elektra, hopes are that Blindside will become the latest Swedish export to strike U.S. pop gold. Since 1994, the band members, who all grew up together, have been performing under the…

  13. Simmons, Def Jam Relaunch Rap The Vote

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Russell Simmons, Def Jam, and the NAACP yesterday (Aug. 20) officially relaunched the Rap the Vote campaign as a strategic partnership between Rock the Vote and the NAACP. In preparation for the Nov. Russell Simmons, Def Jam, and the NAACP yesterday (Aug. 20) officially relaunched the Rap the…

  14. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  16. This Side

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acoustic trio Nickel Creek injects its bluegrass with an exhilarating blend of musical versatility, ambitious melodies, and virtuosity that is at times jaw-dropping. Acoustic trio Nickel Creek injects its bluegrass with an exhilarating blend of musical versatility, ambitious melodies, and…

  17. A Musical Romance and Satch Blows the Blues

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In a move that is both marketing-savvy and consumer-friendly, Sony Legacy has broken out thematic single-disc anthologies from its recent Grammy Award-winning deluxe boxed sets devoted to jazz immorta BILLIE HOLIDAY & LESTER YOUNG A Musical Romance COMPILATION PRODUCER: Jeff Rosen…

  18. Billboard Bits: Carter, Crow, Springsteen

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Deana Carter, Sheryl Crow, and Bruce Springsteen. In a Nashville courtroom yesterday (Aug. 15), country singer Deana Carter avoided jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead received a sentence of community service and a fine. As…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

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