1. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  2. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  3. 33TunesOnTV

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 12-18, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 12 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: David Bowie, Moby (also scheduled: Seann William Scott). "Last Call With Carson…

  4. Widespread Panic Guitarist Houser Dead At 40

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, died yesterday (Aug. 10) at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 40. Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic,…

  5. Springsteen Soars To No. 1 With 'The Rising'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 525,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to earn the Boss his best week ever in the SoundScan era Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1…

  6. Plant, Dylan, Stones Bask In 'Moonlight Mile'

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moon A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  8. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  9. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

  10. Nelly Hits New Heights In July RIAA Certifications

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal), reached triple-platinum status for shipments of three million copies in July certifications from t It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, …

  11. This Day in Music

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official W 2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the…

  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. New Keith Album 'Unleashed' At No. 1

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week, snatching up 338,000 copies of his new DreamWorks album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than enough to debut at the top The Billboard 200 Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  15. Flaming Lips Refry Early Cuts, Rarities

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the brand new Warner Bros. set "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips will unveil two deluxe, multi-disc reissue packages this fall via Restless Records and Rykodisc. On the heels of the brand new Warner Bros. set "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,…

  16. Flaming Lips Remind Us To Live For The Now

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Some of the best music is the kind that can't be described easily -- or better still, can't be described at all. Over the past two decades, Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips have produced plenty of it, guided by an offbeat creative…

  17. Jarvis Church 'Off' On His Own

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most people in the industry may know the name Jarvis Church because of his pivotal role in discovering, writing for, and producing Grammy Award-winning DreamWorks artist Nelly Furtado ("Whoa Nelly!"). What they probably don't know…

  18. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  19. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

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