1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, the U.K. "NOW" compilation series, and Ace Of Base. THE GAP Dear Mr. Bronson: Elvis Presley's greatest hits package ("ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits") has now been No. 1 for three…

  2. Eclectic International Soundtrack Backs 'Charlie'

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post-punkers the Soft Boys to the afro-pop of Angelique Kidjo's and the internationally acclaimed electronica of Asia A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post…

  3. Early in the Game

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NAAM Brigade fashions its own brand of hardcore rap with its ArtistDirect debut, Early in the Game. NAAM Brigade fashions its own brand of hardcore rap with its ArtistDirect debut, Early in the Game. The members of this Philadelphia-based quartet—Rambo, Eyse da SupaStar, Sonni Black, and Meek…

  4. Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers' celebrated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but anyone who expects Thomas' new album to be a sortie through traditional blues is i Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers'…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  6. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  7. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  8. Madonna's New 'Day' Heating Up Radio

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna's "Die Another Day," the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already gettin Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week,…

  9. Snoop Dogg Shows Who's 'Boss'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his forthcoming Priority/Capitol album "Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss," due Nov. 26. "Suge Knight's a b*tch and that's on my life," the rapper sa Snoop Dogg takes aim at Death Row founder Suge Knight on his…

  10. Classic Rockers Raise Funds For Sept. 11 Victims

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Classic rock veterans will join together again to stage a pair of concerts to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Billboard…

  11. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

  12. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  13. 'N Sync, Usher, Ashanti Dip Into 'Disneymania'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among the artists who have contributed tracks to Walt Disney Records' "Disneymania" album. Due Sept. 17, the collection finds 15 notable pop 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among…

  14. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  15. Springsteen's 'Rising' Hangs Onto No. 1

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia album, maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for the second-straight week, matching the tenure of his last chart topper, 1995's "Greatest Hit "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first…

  17. Krall To Go 'Live' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording "Diana Krall -- Live in Paris," in October via Verve. The album is the audio companion to the VHS/DVD release of "Diana Krall - Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording …

  18. Madonna's 'Swept Away' Due In October

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her…

  19. 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards winners

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Top R&B/hip-hop album: "Songs in A Minor," Alicia Keys …

  20. Thug Holiday

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Even a thug has to mature, and that's the idea behind Trick Daddy's fifth set, Thug Holiday. Even a thug has to mature, and that's the idea behind Trick Daddy's fifth set, Thug Holiday. The Miami-based MC offers a balanced set that includes fair shares of both indulgent…

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