1. John Doe To Be Found On The Road

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year. After a Jan. 20 show in Salt Lake City, the artist has a slate of shows kicking off on Valentine's Day in Los X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year…

  2. Further R. Kelly Album Details Surface

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album "Chocolate Factory," which has been moved to Jan. 28 from its original Jan. 14 release date. The 14-track set will come bundled w Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album …

  3. Cash Readies Traveling Album

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album…

  4. The Greatest Hits

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B history books are full of stories about artists who died before their time. RELEASE DATE: Oct. 22 R&B history books are full of stories about artists who died before their time. One such chapter belongs to Linda Jones, who succumbed in 1972 at 28 owing to complications from…

  5. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  8. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  9. Whitney's Dad Makes TV Plea For Money

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million, called for his daughter to settle the case in a televised plea yesterday (Dec. 5), urging her from his hospital bed to "pay Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million,…

  10. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey's gold and platinum future, the King's place on Billboard's country charts, an R. Kelly chart anomaly, and video play in relation to the char AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? Hello Fred, I am disappointed that the new Mariah…

  12. Stars Sign On For Holiday Events

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn Rimes will celebrate with celebrities in Hollywood, while country artist Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack will rub el To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn…

  13. 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…

  14. Melt

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST These little rascals sure demonstrated they can sing and play their first time out, gaining instant impact at retail and radio with a mixture of youth-oriented country and well-executed ballads of sub These little rascals sure demonstrated they can sing and play their first time out, gaining…

  15. Congress Passes Lower Webcast Royalty Rates

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Congress approved a deal early this morning (Nov. 15) that would allow small Internet-based radio stations to pay lower royalty rates to the musicians and record labels whose songs they use. The U.S. Congress approved a deal early this morning (Nov. 15) that would allow small…

  16. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  17. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  18. Nothing 'Average' On New Craig David Set

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com Few British chart stars have crossed the Atlantic in recent times as successfully as Craig David. His critically heralded debut, "Born to Do It," was still yielding U.S. singles only a few months ago, leading seamlessly into the Nov. 19 American…

  19. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  20. Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is resurfacing not only with a previously announced engagement to open some December shows for the Counting Crows, but Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is…

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