1. Travelogue

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree Joni Mitchell revisits 22 songs from her rich catalog, rerecording them with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-pers The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  4. 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…

  5. Marr Brings 'Boomslang' To North America

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will release "Boomslang," his debut album with his new band the Healers, Feb. 4 via iMusic. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will release "Boomslang," his debut album with his new band the Healers, Feb. 4 via iMusic. As previously…

  6. Finn Plans Another North American Tour

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North American tour in support of his latest solo studio album, "One All" (Nettwerk). The 15-date club trek, Finn's third through Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North…

  7. Joni Mitchell Says New Album Will Be Her Last

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, disgusted with the music business, has said her latest album will also be her last. "These are my last two records," the influential Canadian songstress said o Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, disgusted with the music business, has…

  8. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  10. 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.…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying the week that the 2003 chart year will…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event is broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." 2001 - Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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, …

  20. 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…

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