1. Rockin' Wild in Chicago

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Magic Sam Maghett has been dead for 33 years and left behind a slim body of studio work, so this collection of newly unearthed live material from 1963 to 1968 is cause for celebration. Magic Sam Maghett has been dead for 33 years and left behind a slim body of studio work, so this collection…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  4. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  5. 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…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde." LADIES STILL LOVE COOL JAMES Hi Fred, Reading Michael Ellis and Todd Martens' summary of chart news on Billboard.com last Thursday, I was amazed to discover that "…

  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. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  12. Chevy Delves Into Christian Tour Sponsorship

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move criticized as crossing the line between religion and the boardroom. U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move…

  13. Tim McGraw Documentary Goes Silver Screen

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S. movie theaters, Billboard.com has exclusively learned. The film will be seen in about 30 movie screens in m A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S.…

  14. Amos Offers Fans Extras Via The Web

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Details of the "bonus world" Tori Amos fans will have access to following the purchase of her forthcoming Epic album, "Scarlet's Walk," have begun to emerge. Details of the "bonus world" Tori Amos fans will have access to following the purchase of her…

  15. Westerberg Live CD/DVD By Year's End?

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul Westerberg will follow up his 2002 Vagrant comeback "Stereo" with a live CD and DVD by year's end, according to his official Web site. Paul Westerberg will follow up his 2002 Vagrant comeback "Stereo" with a live CD and DVD by year's end, according to his…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Tim McGraw, Usher Whitney Houston, the Foo Fighters, and Moby have joined the performance lineup for the ninth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Set for Nov. 14 in Barcelona, the event will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera, Coldplay,…

  18. 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…

  19. 'The Osbournes' Could Return Next Month

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November with the second season of their hit reality show. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for "The Osbournes," which chronicl Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

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