1. Pinmonkey Plans Road Push

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act Pinmonkey will head out on the highway beginning tomorrow (Oct. 5), with a star-studded stop in Philadelphia. The Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  3. The King Reigns Again On Billboard Charts

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold more than 500,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- his first title to Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold…

  4. Ant Draws Community Service In Pistol Threat

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A London judge said 1980s pop idol Adam Ant suffered a "temporary episode" of mental illness when he threatened pub customers with a fake pistol, and sentenced him today (Oct. 2) to a year's community A London judge said 1980s pop idol Adam Ant suffered a "temporary…

  5. Hear'Say Throws In The Towel

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member group was fabricated for the 2001 season of the reality series "Popstars," a precursor to "Pop Idol" that was exported to the U.S. this year U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member…

  6. Hot Product

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Rolling Stones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. You're My 'Idol' The media blitz from Fox's "American Idol" continues with "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due this week from…

  7. 10 Years in the Life

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prior to producing for pop sweetheart Britney Spears and boy band 'N Sync, Brian Transeau (more commonly known as BT) spent years honing and fine-tuning his craft in the dance/electronic underground. Prior to producing for pop sweetheart Britney Spears and boy band 'N Sync, Brian…

  8. Billboard Bits: Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson Rapper Ja Rule will release a new album, "The Last Temptation," Nov. 19 via Def Jam. The first single, "Thug Lovin'," features R&B vocalist Bobby Brown; a video directed by producer Irv Gotti will be show Oct. 15-17 in Las…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplisments of Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Cole, Michelle Branch, Phil Collins, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. ONE 'MOMENT' IN TIME: This is a moment Kelly Clarkson will never forget, but you shouldn'…

  10. Def Leppard Aim To Crossover With 'X'

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During a long hiatus between albums back in the mid-80s, Def Leppard feared metal/pop crossover groups such as Bon Jovi had hijacked its core audience. In 2000, Bon Jovi returned to the airwaves with During a long hiatus between albums back in the mid-80s, Def Leppard feared metal/pop…

  11. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  12. Stars And 'Idols' Celebrate The King

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray were among those present at last night's (Sept. 24) New York launch party for the new Elvis Presley hits compil Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin…

  13. 'Idol' Clarkson's Single Sets Billboard Record

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA single, "A Moment Like This," has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard's Hot 100. The single sold 236,0 As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson&…

  14. New Book Chronicles Pete Best's Beatles Adventures

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim, the man dismissed by the Beatles when they were on the very cusp of becoming the most successful group of all time. Th For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim,…

  15. Mellencamp Adds Fall U.S. Dates

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates, set to begin Nov. 1 in Evansville, Ind., and wrap Nov. 26 in Madison, Wisc. The trek includes Mellencamp's first official John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates,…

  16. Voyeur

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . . Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . .)"…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  18. Clarkson Duets With Reba On 'Idol' Reunion

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Look for country veteran Reba McEntire to make a guest appearance on the special "American Idol in Vegas," which airs Monday (Sept. 23) on Fox. "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has previously cit Look for country veteran Reba McEntire to make a guest appearance on the…

  19. Vintage Pumpkins Home Video Refurbished

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their 1994 "Vieuphoria" home video on DVD Nov. 19 via Virgin. An audio-only CD version of the project, fittingly titled "Earphoria," will see simultaneous release. A The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their 1994 "Vieuphoria"…

  20. 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 "…

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