1. Eminem Tightens Grip On Billboard Charts

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" continues to gain radio play and maintains its grip on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second-straight week. This gives the rapper control of Billboard's two major charts, after t Eminem's "Lose Yourself" continues to gain radio play and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono Idiosyncratic singer/songwriter Chan Marshall will release a new album under her Cat Power moniker Feb. 18 via Matador. "You Are Free" is Marshall's first release since 2000's "The Covers Record" and her first collection of new…

  3. Gabriel Looks Ahead To Tour, Next Album

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Peter Gabriel's first album in 10 years lit up the charts around the world, no one was more surprised than the cerebral pop veteran himself. When Peter Gabriel's first album in 10 years lit up the charts around the world, no one was more surprised than the cerebral pop veteran…

  4. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  5. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  6. Trouble Bound

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the wake of Rhino's rerelease of the Blasters' '80s recordings for Slash, the original lineup of the Downey, Calif.-bred roots-rock band regrouped for a stirring series of West Coast dates this spr In the wake of Rhino's rerelease of the Blasters' '80s…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Richard Harris, the Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, and more. THE LATE RICHARD HARRIS Hello again Fred. No obituary I have read so far of Richard Harris has focused on what to me is his greatest accomplishment -- his No. 2 recording of …

  8. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to …

  9. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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