1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Costello Reissues Roll On

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be represented with Rhino's third batch of reissued albums, due Nov. 19. Like the two previous volleys, 1979's "Armed Forces," 1982's "Imperial Bedroom," Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be…

  4. 'Idol' Clarkson's Single Sets Billboard Record

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA single, "A Moment Like This," has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard's Hot 100. The single sold 236,0 As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson&…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  6. Geoff Tate

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Geoff Tate's first solo album outside Queensrÿche could, if promoted correctly, finally draw attention to a stellar voice that has gone unheard outside the metal lexicon. Vocalist Geoff Tate's first solo album outside Queensrÿche could, if promoted correctly, finally draw…

  7. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  8. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  9. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

  10. Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles, Billboard has introduced Hot Rap Tracks, a 25-position chart based on radio airplay information supplied by Nielsen BDS. The n Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles,…

  11. Update: Thursday Inks With Island Def Jam

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday has signed a new deal with Island Def Jam and taken to its official Web site to decry what it says is unfair t Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday…

  12. Queensryche Guitarist Kelly Gray Exits

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Guitarist Kelly Gray has left the Seattle-based progressive metal act Queensryche.…

  13. Billboard Bits: Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on La Route Du Rock, Gavin DeGraw, Geoff Tate La Route du Rock, a French pop and electronic festival now in its 12th year of existence, has announced the lineup for this year's version of the event. Sigur Ros, DJ Shadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Royskopp, and the Notwist are…

  14. Beautiful Sound

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Christian rocker Geoff Moore packs a potent emotional punch with this musically engaging and lyrically thought-provoking album. Veteran Christian rocker Geoff Moore packs a potent emotional punch with this musically engaging and lyrically thought-provoking album. The collection is…

  15. Rough Trade Celebrates Electronica

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation celebrating electronic artists past and present, with the track list selected by staff members at the Rough Tra Veteran U.K. independent record label Rough Trade will on March 18 release a compilation…

  16. Billboard Radio Celebrates A Decade Of Top Albums.

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 30 most successful albums of the last 10 years will be counted down in order on a special two-part edition of "The Billboard Radio Countdown" beginning today at <A HREF="http://www.billboardradio. The 30 most successful albums of the last 10 years will be counted down in…

  17. Operation: Livecrime

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The rerelease of Operation: Livecrime offers proof that Rÿche'n'rollers can't get enough of the 1988 concept album that broke Queensrÿche into the mainstream with a crack so thunderous t The rerelease of Operation: Livecrime offers proof that Rÿche'n'rollers can'…

  18. Steven Curtis Chapman Makes 'Declaration'

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just when Steven Curtis Chapman thought the roller coaster of life couldn't take him on any new twists or turns, it did. "The last year or two of my life has had even higher hills and much lower drops Just when Steven Curtis Chapman thought the roller coaster of life couldn't…

  19. Vital Reissues

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT These reissues—the first trio in a complete, thematic Rhino rollout of Elvis Costello's entire back catalog—set a new standard for the remastering, repackaging, and reconsideration of a ELVIS COSTELLO My Aim IS True RESSIUE Producers: Gary Stewart and Val Jennings,Bill Inglor and Andrew…

  20. Queensryche Finds New Home At Sanctuary

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran progressive rock act Queensryche has found a new home in Sanctuary Records, the group's third label in five years. After leaving EMI in 1997, where the band released its debut in the mid-'80s, Veteran progressive rock act Queensryche has found a new home in Sanctuary Records…

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