1. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  2. R. Kelly Can Leave Chicago To Attend Concert

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a concert in New York later this month, an Illinois judge ruled R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography…

  3. Pearl Jam Incites A 'Riot'

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. More than a decade after Pearl Jam attained stardom amid the Seattle-driven modern rock explosion, Eddie Vedder is quick to point out why the creative process continues to inspire him. "We have five songwriters," he says with a proud…

  4. Indian Composer Sues Over Truth Hurts Sample

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent hit single "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim borrowed heavily and without permission from a 20-year-old Hindi A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent…

  5. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for…

  6. Retrospective

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house guitarist—the man annotator Bob Blumenthal calls "the label's most ubiquitous performer at the time." This long-overdue fou Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house…

  7. P. Diddy, Michelle Branch Join AIDS Day Shows

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts as part of the previously announced World AIDS Day awareness-raising initiative. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Michelle Branch have signed on to participate in two planned concerts…

  8. Justin Timberlake In Sync With '60s On Solo Debut

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Justin Timberlake is amused by the media's insistence that he's been blatantly copping Michael Jackson's vocal licks on his first solo single, "Like I Love You." Rather, when he began assembling the material for the full…

  9. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  11. Judge Dismisses Chuck Berry Royalty Suit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by former collaborator Johnnie Johnson, ruling that too many years had passed since the more than 30 songs in disput A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by…

  12. Electronic Acts Sign On For War Protest Album

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album protesting a possible war in Iraq, Billboard Bulletin reports. The two-CD set "The Fire This Time," to be released De Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album…

  13. Kelly Rowland Gets 'Simply Deep' With Solo Debut

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As one-third of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland has always been able to fall back on group mates Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles for support. But when she recorded her solo debut, "Simply Deep," released yesterday (Oct. 22) by…

  14. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  16. Rise

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kim Richey's fourth album takes listeners on a sultry journey through personal contemplation amidst warm, expressive musical accompaniment. Singer/songwriter Kim Richey's fourth album takes listeners on a sultry journey through personal contemplation amidst warm,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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 "…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  20. Ono Initiates New Peace Prize

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new peace prize. Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new…

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