1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  2. Legislation Discussed At California Piracy Hearing

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators yesterday (Oct. 3) in Sacramento to address the affects of music piracy on the state's economy, Billboard Bulletin report Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators…

  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. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  5. 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…

  6. Top Artists Join Fight Against Illegal Downloads

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed o Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about…

  7. Guns N' Roses Bloom For Fall Tour

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Guns N' Roses has begun announcing dates for its first comprehensive North American tour since 1993. So far, 26 shows are confirmed, beginning Nov. 7 in Vancouver. As first tipped here last month, Guns N' Roses has begun announcing dates for its…

  8. 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,…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  10. 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,…

  11. Petty Takes Live Show To The Movies

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform their entire new album, "The Last DJ," Oct. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium, a show that will be broadcast live via satellite to 38 U.S. movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform their entire new album , "…

  12. Driver Pleads Guilty In Halsted's Death

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca Halsted and seriously injuring another driver by driving while drunk. Brian McAllister, 34, pleaded guilty last An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca…

  13. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye…

  14. 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 &…

  15. McCartney To Release Vintage Beatles Song

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is ready to release a Beatles song that's been in the archives for more than 35 years. The Times of London reports McCartney will use a track called "Carnival of Light" as the soundtrac Paul McCartney is ready to release a Beatles song that's been in the…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit ""Sugar,"" had suffered a stroke two days earlier whil 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

  20. Roger Waters Joins White Benefit Concerts

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. The shows are set for Oct. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears…

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