1. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  2. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band took top honors at the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (IBMA) last night (Oct. 17) at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. The group won th The Del McCoury Band took top honors at the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music…

  3. Great White North Secures Its Own 'Idol'

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canada will be looking for its own Kelly Clarkson when CTV launches a spin-off of the hugely popular "American Idol" series, set to premiere in 2003. Dubbed "Canadian Idol," the show will bow followin Canada will be looking for its own Kelly Clarkson when CTV launches a…

  4. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

  5. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  6. 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…

  7. 'Idol' Finalist Tamyra Gray Signs With RCA

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini, finalist Tamyra Gray has also inked a record deal with "Idol" producer Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited. Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini ,…

  8. 42askbillboard

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caufield answers readers' questions on "American Idol" contestant Tamyra Gray, Tori Amos, and Christina Aguilera. OTHER 'IDOLS' Hi, I really loved "American Idol" and thought that Kelly Clarkson is a wonderful performer. But through the entire show my…

  9. 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…

  10. Tyler, Eve, Lopez Feted With Fashion Awards

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night&…

  11. Iommi Holding Out Hope For New Sabbath Album

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black Sabbath reissue program, the band's next studio album -- the first to feature its classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne ( Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jets/Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jets To Brazil/The Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel Noted underground rock outfit Jets To Brazil has canceled a 33-date North American tour "due to a sudden illness," according to a spokesperson. The trek was due to begin tonight (Oct. 14) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and last through…

  13. Bowie's Sound And Vision Captured On DVD

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release a "Best Of" DVD package, following the Oct. 22 release of EMI's "Best of Bowie" collections. The double-DVD set will collect all of Bowie' As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release…

  14. 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…

  15. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  16. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  17. 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…

  18. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  19. 'Idol' Contestant Joins 'Boston Public' Cast

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show "American Idol," has joined the cast of the network's dramatic series "Boston Public." Gray, who is from Norcross, Ga., will portray a student i Tamyra Gray, a finalist on Fox television's talent show …

  20. Corgan: Zwan Debut Set 'Just About Done'

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping up work on its debut studio album. "The Zwan album is just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping…

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