1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers letters regarding the state of commercial singles. LOST BUSINESS Dear Fred, You hit the nail on the head a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned singles. I used to buy singles every week, at least $20 worth. But now I never go to…

  2. Clapton Straps Into 'One More' Live Album

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will release a double-disc live album and a separate DVD under the title "One More Car, One More Rider," Nov. 5 via Reprise/Duck. The audio discs wee recorded last year at Los Angeles' St Eric Clapton will release a double-disc live album and a separate DVD under…

  3. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…

  4. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  5. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  6. Billboard Bits: Ash, Snoop Dogg, Go-Go's

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ash, Snoop Dogg, Go-Go's Ash drummer Rick McMurray was injured early Friday morning as the band's tour bus driver tried to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which was carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour gigs in San Francisco and Seattle,…

  7. Creeper Lagoon Retools Lineup For New EP

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bay Area alternative rock act Creeper Lagoon is currently at work on an EP for Brooklyn independent label Arena Rock Recording Company with eyes on a late 2002 or early 2003 release, according to a la Bay Area alternative rock act Creeper Lagoon is currently at work on an EP for Brooklyn…

  8. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  9. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  10. Sandy & Junior

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In their Brazilian homeland, dynamic teen siblings Sandy & Junior are a million-selling phenomenon. In their Brazilian homeland, dynamic teen siblings Sandy & Junior are a million-selling phenomenon. The duo's extraordinary singing career is bolstered by a TV show (think Donny…

  11. Montgomery Gentry Rolls Into 'Town'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having successfully carved a niche as purveyors of hard-charging country rock, working-class party songs, and male-perspective ballads, Columbia duo Montgomery Gentry has set out to broaden its musical horizons while staying true to the MG vibe…

  12. Billboard Bits: Other Ones, Kids' Day, 'Lizzie McGuire'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Other Ones, Kids' Day, 'Lizzie McGuire' Following a successful weekend stand at Terrapin Station: A Grateful Dead Family Reunion in East Troy, Wis., post-Grateful Dead act the Other Ones has tentatively laid out a fall U.S. tour. Initially announced dates concentrate on…

  13. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  14. L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'Al

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's been a minute since a West Coast MC seriously hit the charts running. Knoc-Turn'Al is poised to change that with his Elektra debut, L.A. It's been a minute since a West Coast MC seriously hit the charts running. Knoc-Turn'Al is poised to change that with his Elektra…

  15. Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3 through Restless Records and Rykodisc. After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3…

  16. Columbia Keeping 'The Rising' Under Wraps

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Internet leaks of releases by top artists have been giving major labels some major headaches, wreaking havoc with pre-release marketing plans. But in the case of the Boss, the old-fashioned lock-and-k Internet leaks of releases by top artists have been giving major labels some major headaches…

  17. A New Double Shot Of Live Dead

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful Dead, the band's substantial performance legacy continues to be solidified with a seemingly endless array of off Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful…

  18. Beck, Mos Def Among Second Shortlist Judges

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual awards ceremony and concert Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. Th The Shortlist Music Project, which debuted last year, will return for its second annual…

  19. Former Dead Principals Prep For Reunion

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "stoked to the eyeballs" about the nearing Terrapin Station, his first full-fledged reunion with his former bandmates since Dead vocalis Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells Billboard.com he's "…

  20. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

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