1. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  2. Billboard Bits: Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan will on Jan. 28 release its Reprise debut, "Mary Star of the Sea." As previously reported , Zwan features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R…

  4. Hot Product for Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases, including Mariah Carey's "Charmbracelet," "More Music From '8 Mile'," "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music," "Josh Groban in Concert" and more. This Time's A 'Charm' The…

  5. The Confluence

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis. This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis. The songs are inviting and nicely crafted, the musicianship is proficient, and all the right…

  6. The Best of DJ Quik/Da Finale

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Longevity in rap music is rare. Longevity in rap music is rare. In a genre that is often unfriendly to veteran acts, DJ Quik has ably maintained a lucrative career for the better part of 12 years. A pioneer of West Coast hip-hop, David "DJ Quik" Blake was first introduced to the…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs. A FAIR HEARING Hi Fred, Regarding your answer from last week's column that radio station playlists reflect what audiences wants to hear, I am giving you an example that will prove…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  9. Shania Bounds 'Up' To No. 1

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 874,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total is the second-largest opening Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to…

  10. Billboard Bits: Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks AOL and musicians network Tonos Entertainment are sponsoring a contest in which the winner will have his or her lyrics recorded by Cher. The "Write a Song for Cher Contest" is only open to AOL members, who can access the entry form and official…

  11. Cross Swears Off Parodies, Eyes Spring Tour

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album ... Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album " Shut Up, You F****** Baby " and…

  12. Coldplay Extends 2003 Tour Plans

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour,…

  13. KaZaA Suit Proceeds In California Court

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST A federal judge considering an Internet copyright case said yesterday (Nov. 25) he was inclined to allow U.S. record companies and movie studios to sue the Australia-based parent company of KaZaA, a p A federal judge considering an Internet copyright case said yesterday (Nov. 25) he was…

  14. Graceland Reverses Elvis Impersonator Ban

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Elvis impersonators can continue swiveling their hips and quivering their lips, after Graceland reversed its earlier decision to sever its support of festivals featuring clones of the King. Elvis impersonators can continue swiveling their hips and quivering their lips, after Graceland…

  15. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  16. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  18. Slicker Than Your Average

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. Well, David's back with a set…

  19. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  20. Minnelli Hires Lawyers for VH1 Case

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli is getting ready for a legal fight against VH1. She and husband David Gest have hired lawyer Michael Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his recent murder trial, "t Liza Minnelli is getting ready for a legal fight against VH1. She and husband David…

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