1. Foo Fighters, Timberlake Crash U.K. Charts

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST There was great news for Foo Fighters but disappointment for Justin Timberlake as the new U.K. charts were unveiled yesterday (Oct. 27). Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters went straight to No. 1 with their new There was great news for Foo Fighters but disappointment for Justin Timberlake as the…

  2. Waiting for My Rocket to Come

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter—the first set of major-label songs from Jason Mraz clearly conveys a catchy brand His last name (pronounced mer-az) might prove a little tough to pronounce in the beginning—but no matter…

  3. One by One

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foos frontman Dave Grohl returns with a set that ranks among his band's best work. Foos frontman Dave Grohl returns with a set that ranks among his band's best work. In recent years, Foo Fighters have emerged as a study in Grohl's contrasting tastes for Led Zeppelin-inspired…

  4. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  5. P. Diddy, Michelle Branch Join AIDS Day Shows

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts as part of the previously announced World AIDS Day awareness-raising initiative. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts…

  6. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  7. Inside Cobain's Heroin Letter Never Sent

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A letter Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wrote to his fans about his addiction to heroin is among the never-before-seen diary entries to be published Nov. 4 by Riverhead Books as "Journals." Excerpts fro A letter Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wrote to his fans about his addiction to…

  8. Hot Product

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Santana, Foo Fighters, Chris Robinson, Kelly Rowland, and more. Yeah, 'Man' Carlos Santana faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 Arista opus, "Supernatural." But…

  9. Things in the Game Done Changed

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On Dave Hollister's third album—and first for Motown—the soulful street laureate of love and relationships has lost none of the urgent, yet sensual vocal prowess that has helped him ceme On Dave Hollister's third album—and first for Motown—the soulful street laureate of love and…

  10. Time Off Re-Energizes Foo Fighters

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "These guys are my family and my best friends, and the band is my baby. Everything is more fun with [bassist] Nate [Mendel], [drummer] Taylor [Hawkins], and [guitarist] Chris [Shiflett]," Dave Grohl says of the grueling five-week…

  11. Soft Cell Sets First Tour In 18 Years

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran synth-pop act Soft Cell will stage its first U.S. tour in 18 years this November with an 11-date trek across the country. The duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball are touring in support of the alb Veteran synth-pop act Soft Cell will stage its first U.S. tour in 18 years this November…

  12. Eclectic International Soundtrack Backs 'Charlie'

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post-punkers the Soft Boys to the afro-pop of Angelique Kidjo's and the internationally acclaimed electronica of Asia A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post…

  13. Drowning Pool Singer Remembered On DVD

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act Drowning Pool, whose singer Dave Williams died of natural causes during the band's stint on this summer's Ozzfest tour. Dubb Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act…

  14. Blink/Box Car Drummer Revs Up In Transplants

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the Transplants' self-titled debut, a merging of punk heavyweights Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Travis Barker (Blink 182/Box C Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the…

  15. TMBG Get Literary On McSweeney's Trek

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th anniversary, just released the Rhino anthology "Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants," and continues to tour nearly They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th…

  16. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  17. Bounce

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If Bruce Springsteen's The Rising is the balm to soothe the wound of Sept. 11, 2001, Bon Jovi's Bounce is the antidote to rejuvenate the spirit. If Bruce Springsteen's The Rising is the balm to soothe the wound of Sept. 11, 2001, Bon Jovi's Bounce is the antidote to…

  18. Cruelty Without Beauty

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feeling bored by what's going on in the current nÜ-electro scene? Feel as though the kids aren't taking themselves seriously enough? If so, do yourself a favor and give a listen to Cruelty With Feeling bored by what's going on in the current nü-electro scene? Feel as though the…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  20. Bono, Petty, Britney Proclaim 'Elvis Lives'

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Dave Matthews, and Britney Spears are among the artists scheduled to appear on the prime-time special "Elvis Lives," to air on NBC in late November or early Dec Bono, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Dave Matthews, and Britney Spears are…

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