1. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  2. Aguilera Finds New Life On U.K. Chart

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were highlighted yesterday (Nov. 17) as her single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA), which ran out of steam at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were…

  3. Meet The Dancehall Doctors

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took the unusual step of forgoing studio musicians and recording the album with his road band. The artist recently discussed the proje For his new album, "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," McGraw took…

  4. A New Day at Midnight

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the follow-up to 2000's worldwide smash White Ladder, seems to be the sound of a troubadour in transition—growing p A New Day at Midnight, David Gray's fifth album (not counting Lost Songs) and the…

  5. Para Puente

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Conguero Snowboy (aka Mark Cotgrove) & the Latin Section have been a major item in the English/European Latin jazz scene for the past 15 years, working a thunderous sound that fuses son, mambo, an Conguero Snowboy (aka Mark Cotgrove) & the Latin Section have been a major item in the…

  6. Phish Hooks February U.S. Tour

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. Reunited jam band Phish has confirmed 12 arena dates for what will be its first tour since embarking on a hiatus in the fall of 2000. The dates, which run from…

  7. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  8. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  9. Corgan's Zwan Signs To Reprise

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan has signed to Reprise and will release its debut album in late January or early February, a spokesperson confirms. The group features Corgan on guitar Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan has signed to Reprise and will…

  10. Timberlake Can't Nudge '8 Mile' From No. 1

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its…

  11. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  12. Jaguares Sets U.S. Tour

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Latin rock act Jaguares will return to the U.S. for a brief tour that begins Nov. 22 in Denver. The 11-date trek will see the act bouncing around the country in support of its latest BMG U.S. Latin al Latin rock act Jaguares will return to the U.S. for a brief tour that begins Nov. 22 in…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman Cheng, is fined HK $5,000 ($641) and has his driver's license suspended for six months after he pleads guilty to a charge 2001 - Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman…

  14. Reed Readies 'Raven' Record

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired by 19th-century author/poet Edgar Allen Poe, and will feature guest appearances by David Bowie, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, and jazz saxo Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  16. Dance for Life

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed set that primarily spotlights remixes of well-known recordings from the label's historic vaults. Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed…

  17. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have postponed two additional shows in the wake of saxophonist Clarence Clemons' recent surgery to repair a detached retina. Saturday's (Nov. 9) show in Columbus, Ohio, has been…

  18. Nothing 'Average' On New Craig David Set

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com Few British chart stars have crossed the Atlantic in recent times as successfully as Craig David. His critically heralded debut, "Born to Do It," was still yielding U.S. singles only a few months ago, leading seamlessly into the Nov. 19 American…

  19. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  20. Trick Pony 'On A Mission' To Prove Versatility

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com With its eponymous debut, Trick Pony burst from the chute as one of country music's most successful new acts while establishing a reputation as one of the industry's premier party bands. With its sophomore effort, "On a Mission," the Warner Bros…

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