1. Linkin Park Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album with eyes on an early 2003 release and a subsequent tour. Producing again is Don Gilmore (Eve 6), who manned the console for the group' Modern rock outfit Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album…

  2. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  3. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine…

  4. Spend the Night

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Cherry bombs with…

  5. Rockin' Wild in Chicago

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Magic Sam Maghett has been dead for 33 years and left behind a slim body of studio work, so this collection of newly unearthed live material from 1963 to 1968 is cause for celebration. Magic Sam Maghett has been dead for 33 years and left behind a slim body of studio work, so this collection…

  6. Bizzy Bone To Remain In Bone Thugs

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran rap outfit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. After reuniting for its forthcoming Ruthless/Epic album, "Thug World Order," due Tuesda The last few months have proved to be quite the roller-coaster ride for veteran…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  8. Justin Timberlake In Sync With '60s On Solo Debut

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Justin Timberlake is amused by the media's insistence that he's been blatantly copping Michael Jackson's vocal licks on his first solo single, "Like I Love You." Rather, when he began assembling the material for the full…

  9. Henley To Helm 'Weather' Walden Benefit

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who have signed on for Stormy Weather 2002 -- A Benefit for Walden Woods, set to take place Nov. 13 at Los Angeles' Wi Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who…

  10. Audioslave Rocks The Mic With DMX

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello,…

  11. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  12. Fulks Invites Fans To Heckle Ryan Adams

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy involving fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. At one of the latter's concerts earlier this month in Nashville, so Roots rock rabble-rouser Robbie Fulks is adding a little fuel to a recent controversy…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  14. 'The Osbournes' Could Return Next Month

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November with the second season of their hit reality show. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for "The Osbournes," which chronicl Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November…

  15. Stewart Takes His 'Songbook' To A&E

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month in New York. Set to premiere Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, the show will find Stewart combining his well-known hits with holiday favorit Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month…

  16. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  17. 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…

  18. Brazilian Dreams

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom Jobim), helped along by vocal group New York Voices and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, is tasteful and subdued. Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom…

  19. New York Court Nixes Some Ronettes Royalties

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music they recorded for Phil Spector in the 1960s, New York's highest court has ruled. A contract that members of the pop group sig The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music…

  20. 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 …

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