1. Jay-Z Gives The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off headlining this summer's Sprite Liquid Mix tour, rapper Jay-Z will return Nov. 12 with his seventh studio set, "The Blueprint II: The Gift and the Curse." The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist tel Fresh off headlining this summer's Sprite Liquid Mix tour, rapper Jay-Z…

  2. Napster Founder Fanning Takes Life Story To MTV

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David doing battle with the Goliaths of the music industry, has found a champion in MTV. The cable network has hired Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David…

  3. Rap Heavyweights Suit Up For '8 Mile'

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, "8 Mile." The album is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope; the Universal Pictures film, dir Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the…

  4. Talking to Strangers

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for Alligator Records. It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for…

  5. Talking to Strangers

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for Alligator Records. It's a striking commentary on her extraordinary talent that, at age 23, Shemekia Copeland is releasing her third blues album for…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

  7. Stones Bring Their 'Licks' To HBO

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable channel will present the Stones at New York's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 18, one of the last stops on their ongoing "Licks" t A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable…

  8. James Brown Sued By Daughters For Royalties

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the Godfather of Soul, seeking more than $1 million in back royalties and damages for 25 songs they say they co-wrote. Deanna Br James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the…

  9. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  10. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  11. Eve-olution

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With roles in XXX and the forthcoming Barbershop, Eve has made quite a name for herself in Hollywood. With roles in XXX and the forthcoming Barbershop, Eve has made quite a name for herself in Hollywood. But that doesn't mean the self-described "blonde bombshell" has forsaken…

  12. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…

  15. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour …

  16. Rhino Gets Things Started With Muppets Set

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is planning a Sept. 17 release for "The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More: the 25th Anniversary Collection," a single-CD compilation disc featuring songs and dialogue from "The Muppet Show" T Rhino is planning a Sept. 17 release for "The Muppet Show: Music,…

  17. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  18. Elektra All-Stars Prepare To 'Transport'

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Transporter." The first single from the set, due Sept. 17, Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy …

  19. Mann, Orton To Assist Amnesty

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit concert series with an Aug. 21 show at Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Theatre featuring co-headliners Aimee Mann and B Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit…

  20. L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'Al

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's been a minute since a West Coast MC seriously hit the charts running. Knoc-Turn'Al is poised to change that with his Elektra debut, L.A. It's been a minute since a West Coast MC seriously hit the charts running. Knoc-Turn'Al is poised to change that with his Elektra…

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