1. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  2. Springsteen Adds 'Fire' To Benefit Concert

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST As he did last year, Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance Saturday at a Sea Bright, N.J., benefit concert to fight Parkinson's disease. On the eve of the third U.S. leg of his current worl As he did last year , Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance Saturday at a…

  3. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna…

  4. Minnelli Reality Show Canceled

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli won't become another Ozzy Osbourne. VH1 has pulled the plug on the singer's planned reality TV show, complaining that her husband, David Gest, was impossible to work with. "We weren't gi Liza Minnelli won't become another Ozzy Osbourne. VH1 has pulled…

  5. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about an hour later after the panel of 24 "…

  6. 'Liza's Back' With Live Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York's Beacon Theater have spawned the live album "Liza's Back!," due Oct. 29 from J Records. The album was produced by Phil Ramone an A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York&…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  8. Russia: Bass' Space Shot Scuttled

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync singer Lance Bass has been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut training program because his sponsors didn't come up with the $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station, a Russian 'N Sync singer Lance Bass has been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut…

  9. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  10. Sings Some Ol' Songs

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Victoria Williams' unusual voice and musical interpretation make this set of standards a fun treat for classic song lovers looking for new takes on old favorites. Victoria Williams' unusual voice and musical interpretation make this set of standards a fun treat for classic song…

  11. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  12. Topdog/Underdog

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. As much…

  13. Poll: Bring Courtney Love's Reality To TV

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star fans would like most to follow through a reality television series similar to "The Osbournes," according to a Billboard.c Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star…

  14. Ja Rule's Foul Mouth Results In Arrest Warrant

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant yesterday (July 29) for rapper Ja Rule when he failed to appear on charges of using profanity during a concert last year. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey A Jamaican court issued an arrest warrant yesterday (July 29) for rapper Ja Rule when he…

  15. Price, Lewis To Headline Hennessy Tour

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless," is due Aug. 13, will headline the Hennessy Privilege Music Tour this September. Along with Blackstreet alum Dave Hollister and Ca R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless,"…

  16. Ja Rule To Make 'Fast' Return

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) is in negotiations to reprise his role in the sequel to Universal Pictures' "The Fast and the Furious" for director John Singleton and Original Films. Produc Rapper Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) is in negotiations to reprise his…

  17. Amos Plans 'Scarlet's Walk' In Fall

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." The set will be her debut for Epic following a 13-year association with…

  18. Liza Minnelli Discussing Reality Show With VH1

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In case delving into the private lives of Ozzy Osbourne and Anna Nicole Smith isn't enough, now a reality show about Liza Minnelli is in the works. VH1 confirmed today (July 15) that the cable music c In case delving into the private lives of Ozzy Osbourne and Anna Nicole Smith isn'…

  19. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  20. Judge Rejects Beach Boys Lawsuit

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow…

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