1. Thievery Corp. Shows Human Side Of Electronica

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thievery Corporation masterminds Eric Hilton and Rob Garza create warm and soulful dance/electronic music. In fact, the duo's music actually feels like it was made by human beings, which isn't always the case on the electronic landscape…

  2. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  3. 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…

  4. Daniel Lanois Signs To Anti

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records' Anti imprint, home to such noted artists as Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, and Solomon Burke. Lanois' as-yet-untitled fourt Storied producer/musician/songwriter Daniel Lanois has signed to Epitaph Records&…

  5. Sugababes Bump Darius From U.K. No. 1

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teenage pop trio Sugababes chimed in at No. 1 on the British singles charts yesterday (Aug. 18) with "Round Round" (Island). The group's second consecutive chart-topper -- following May's "Freak Like Teenage pop trio Sugababes chimed in at No. 1 on the British singles…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  8. Redneck Fiddlin' Man

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fearless, cantankerous, and unabashedly patriotic in his graybeard years, Daniels and his stellar outfit check in here with a collection that taps into all three tendencies. Fearless, cantankerous, and unabashedly patriotic in his graybeard years, Daniels and his stellar outfit check in here…

  9. Irish-American Musician Dan Kelly Dies

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Kelly, the patriarch of Irish-American folk-pop group the Kelly Family, has died. He was 71. The bushy-bearded Kelly died Monday evening in Berlin after a long illness. No further details or ca Daniel Kelly, the patriarch of Irish-American folk-pop group the Kelly Family, has died. He…

  10. Bedingfield, Blige, Res Visit 'Club Nation'

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation…

  11. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  12. Irish Rock, Dance Artists Team For Charity

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined together for the charity album "Collaborations: The Best of the Irish Independent Music Scene." Profits raised from the set, relea The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined…

  13. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" (Island in the U.S., Polydor in the U.K.)…

  14. 'Nellyville' Too Hot For Chili Peppers

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way," leads three top-10 debuts onto The Billboard 200, shooting to No. 2 after selling 280,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. B The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way…

  15. Billboard Bits: CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon Ja Rule will go back to his roots with the Cash Money Click -- now known as the Cash Murda Click, or simply CMC -- to release a new album in the fall. Due Nov. 26 via Murder Inc./TVT, "Est. Since '93," will bring the chart…

  16. Charlie Daniels' New Disc Is A Rockin' Country Affair

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past four decades, Charlie Daniels has covered a lot of musical territory, from country and rock to blues and gospel. On his new Blue Hat/Audium release, "Redneck Fiddlin' Man," Daniels returns to the country fold. "…

  17. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  18. Billboard Bits: Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King Country singer Charlie Daniels dropped out of an Independence Day television special, saying producers thought a song he'd planned to sing about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was inappropriate. Daniels wrote a letter this week to…

  19. Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4/Security, So, Passion

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Peter Gabriel has shied from the limelight during the past decade, Universal's state-of-the-art reissue of his catalog should help remind record buyers of his status as an uncommonly creative PETER GABRIEL Peter Gabriel 3 PRODUCER: Steve Lillywhite Real World/ GEffen 069-493-279…

  20. Silverchair Forced To Cancel Oz Shows

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Health problems have forced Silverchair to cancel two shows in Australia, but the band's manager says sell-out dates in New York and Europe in early June will go on as planned. Guitarist Daniel Johns' Health problems have forced Silverchair to cancel two shows in Australia, but the…

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