1. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on U2, low debuts, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Jimmy Fallon, the Dixie Chicks, and Las Ketchup. U TURN: U2 extends its span of hits on Billboard's Hot 100 to 18 years and eight months, thanks to the debut of "…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  4. Friends Flank Willie Nelson On Live Album

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars" will be released as an audio CD Nov. 5 via Lost Highway Records. Broadcast May 31, the event at Nashville's Ryman Audi The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars &…

  5. 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…

  6. 'Twisted Angel' Reveals A Mature, Soulful Rimes

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. LeAnn Rimes has grown up in the public eye, and it has not always been easy to watch. After bursting onto the music scene in 1996 at age 13 with a No. 1 country album and two Grammy Awards, her star shone brightly for several years before being…

  7. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  8. Chart Top Makes Cozy 'Home' For Dixie Chicks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 42% sales dip to 214,00 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The trio's Monument/Columbia set easi The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  10. Tori Amos Plans North American 'Walk'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos will support her upcoming Epic Records debut, "Scarlet's Walk" with a North American tour kicking off Nov. 7 in Tampa, Fla. Tori Amos will support her upcoming Epic Records debut, "Scarlet's Walk" with a North American tour kicking off Nov. 7 in Tampa,…

  11. 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…

  12. 'Osbournes' Nab Creative Arts Emmy

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV's hit series "The Osbournes" picked up its first major prize at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Creative Arts Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles. MTV's hit series "The Osbournes" picked up its first major prize at the Academy of…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. 1998 - Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together…

  14. Imagine

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blix Street founder Bill Straw continues to keep the late Songbird sensation Eva Cassidy's eternal flame burning with a set of unreleased material left over from various sessions that again exhibit he Blix Street founder Bill Straw continues to keep the late Songbird sensation Eva…

  15. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to…

  16. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  17. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse…

  18. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Nine Inch Nails makes their first-ever appearance at a televised honors show when they perform at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. 1999 - Nine Inch Nails makes their first-ever appearance at a televised honors show when they perform at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about the state of commercial singles and the U.S. music market. SINGLE AGAIN Hello, There is so much disgust that I have for the record companies these days regarding singles, these are just some of my thoughts on the…

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