1. Stars Salute Motown's Funk Brothers

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov. 7) as Mary Wilson, Ashford & Simpson, Mario, and others sang in tribute to the Funk Brothers, the musicians behin It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov.…

  2. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion was tabled. "When Lisa passed, it was…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  4. Alanis Prepares 'Feast' Of Unreleased Material

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette, fresh off the tour supporting her March release "Under Rug Swept" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), is readying for a Dec. 10 release "Feast on Scraps," a combined CD-and-DVD package featuri Alanis Morissette, fresh off the tour supporting her March release "…

  5. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Aaliyah, Bono Idiosyncratic singer/songwriter Chan Marshall will release a new album under her Cat Power moniker Feb. 18 via Matador. "You Are Free" is Marshall's first release since 2000's "The Covers Record" and her first collection of new…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album,…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That You Can't Leave Behind,"" pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with ""All That…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""Clint Eastwood"" and Fatboy Slim's ""Weapon of Choice"" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""…

  9. Pearl Jam Incites A 'Riot'

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. More than a decade after Pearl Jam attained stardom amid the Seattle-driven modern rock explosion, Eddie Vedder is quick to point out why the creative process continues to inspire him. "We have five songwriters," he says with a proud…

  10. Simon's Solo Smashes Stuff New Set

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'," a two-CD package collecting Paul Simon's solo hits from 1972 through 2000, will be bundled with a bonus disc of previously unrelease "The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  12. 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, …

  13. Power in Numbers

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Who said nice guys finish last? Fun-loving hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 scores again with Power in Numbers, the follow-up to its critically acclaimed major-label debut, 2000's Quality Control. Who said nice guys finish last? Fun-loving hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 scores again with Power in…

  14. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

  17. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  18. Rattle Makes Smooth Transition To Berlin Philharmonic

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past several weeks, one of the most highly anticipated events in the classical music world of the 21st century has been unfolding in the heart of Europe, as iconoclastic British conductor Sir Simon Rattle has taken charge of his new…

  19. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  20. Sounds Eclectic Too

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best and most culturally valuable stations in the U.S. For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best…

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