1. Billboard Bits: Jets/Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jets To Brazil/The Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel Noted underground rock outfit Jets To Brazil has canceled a 33-date North American tour "due to a sudden illness," according to a spokesperson. The trek was due to begin tonight (Oct. 14) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and last through…

  2. Floetic

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music fans have already been treated to Floetry's music. The gifted songwriting pair penned Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" plus several songs for newcomers Glenn Lewis ("Lonely") and Bilal ("You Are" Music fans have already been treated to Floetry'…

  3. CMA Awards Add McBride, Tritt & More

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride and Travis Tritt are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the 36th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The Nov. 6 event at Nashville's Grand Ol Martina McBride and Travis Tritt are among the latest artists to be added to the…

  4. Taproot Tours On Tap

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in Detroit on Oct. 15, the same date that the band's sophomore album, "Welcome," will be released by Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

  6. 3 Doors Down Entertains Navy Troops Overseas

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with and performing for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The goodwill tour arranged by Navy's Morale Welfare & Rec Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with…

  7. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  8. Dave Hollister's 'Game' Remains The Same

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Dave Hollister's third solo album may be "Things in the Game Done Changed," but not much has changed about Hollister's message. The Chicago-born singer/ songwriter/producer says he still strives to use his music…

  9. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

  10. Hill, Jackson, Strait Join CMA Lineup

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and George Strait have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and George Strait have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.…

  11. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ""A Tribute To Hank Williams"" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim 1999 - Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever…

  13. 'Barbershop' Remains A Cut Above

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 f This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides…

  14. Ono, Lennon Assistant Square Off In Court

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's dea Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal…

  15. A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Iconoclastic genius, refreshing eccentric, infuriating nutcase—views on pianist Glenn Gould run the gamut, although he has been virtually deified since his death at age 50 in 1982. Iconoclastic genius, refreshing eccentric, infuriating nutcase—views on pianist Glenn Gould run the gamut,…

  16. Friends Flank Willie Nelson On Live Album

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars" will be released as an audio CD Nov. 5 via Lost Highway Records. Broadcast May 31, the event at Nashville's Ryman Audi The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars &…

  17. Eminem, Nelly, Lavigne Notch New Platinum Marks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recent albums by rappers Eminem and Nelly and young rocker Avril Lavigne each reached new platinum levels in their latest reviews by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Recent albums by rappers Eminem and Nelly and young rocker Avril Lavigne each reached new platinum levels…

  18. Chart Top Makes Cozy 'Home' For Dixie Chicks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 42% sales dip to 214,00 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The trio's Monument/Columbia set easi The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week…

  19. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  20. Coroner Confirms Overdose Killed Dee Dee Ramone

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk rock icons the Ramones who was found dead in his home in June, died of a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles coroner's office said yesterday (Sept. 17). A toxico Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk rock icons the Ramones who was found dead in…

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