1. Everybody's Got a Story

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marshall's third recording stands miles apart from her previous work in a variety of ways. Marshall's third recording stands miles apart from her previous work in a variety of ways. For starters, she's tempered her signature acoustic-rock sound with refreshing elements of old…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Who, Nelly, Celine Dion, and Barney/Marlene Duval. HERE'S A WHO: Veteran British rockers the Who have their highest-charting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 20 years. "The Ultimate Collection" (UTV/MCA) enters the chart at No. 31, the group'…

  3. Brandy Gives Birth To Daughter

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Brandy became a mother on Sunday. The artist gave birth to her first child, a daughter, which she and her husband, producer Robert Smith, named Sy'rai, according to a statement. The two R&B singer Brandy became a mother on Sunday. The artist gave birth to her first…

  4. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  5. Chili Peppers Take The Long 'Way' Back

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. album, "By the Way," due in stores July 9. He took inspirati Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship'…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, Gavin Rossdale, Juanes The Rolling Stones have added three shows to their upcoming tour itinerary: Oct. 5 in Hartford, Conn.; Nov. 6 in Tacoma, Wash.; and Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. Tickets for the latter two shows go on sale Saturday (June 22); Hartford tickets go on sale…

  7. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

  8. Del, Automator, Dilated Take 'Big Trip'

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A cross-country road trip by five youths with video cameras is serving as the launch pad for a combination film and star-studded hip-hop compilation, "One Big Trip," due Aug. 13 release on double-side A cross-country road trip by five youths with video cameras is serving as the…

  9. Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' On Own Label

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Aug. 27 release date for their next album, "Home." The set will be released on Open Wide Records, an imprint newly created by the country trio and Sony Music Entert The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Aug. 27 release date for their next album, …

  10. Hot Product

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Papa Roach, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Guided By Voices, and more. 'Love' It Or Leave It Hard rock act Papa Roach returns this week with its sophomore DreamWorks album "lovehatetragedy." The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam,…

  11. Presley's 'Conversation' Sets U.K. Chart Record

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart Elvis Presley is back at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  12. I Believe

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. He…

  13. The Osbourne Family Album

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. As the Osbournes continue to saturate the media, the countdown to an eventual backlash begins. While this compilation could be the trigger, it deserves to be consumed for what it really is—a primer…

  14. Maxwell Plans Mini Summer Tour

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stylist Maxwell will head out on handful of summer tour dates that kick off with a July 24 stop in the Philadelphia area at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. The artist has scheduled a sla R&B stylist Maxwell will head out on handful of summer tour dates that kick off with a…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "Pop Idol," Elvis Presley, and Nelly. SPANISH IDOLS: After two airings of "American Idol," the U.S. version of the British TV series "Pop Idol," I have my own idea of which singers will end up in the top two. But whoever the runners-up are, they can…

  16. AOL Expanding 'Sessions' Music Program

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will be available exclusively to AOL High Speed Broadband subscribers. America Online is expanding its popular "Sessions@AOL" feature to a bi-weekly half-hour show that will…

  17. Little Big Town Leads Voter Registration Tour

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and mall developer Westfield Corp. to stage the bi-partisan Love Your Country, Vote campaign. The 30-city performan Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and…

  18. Don't Be 'Cruel': Soft Cell Breaks Its Silence

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first album in 18 years. Due Sept. 10 on Cooking Vinyl/spinART, "Cruelty Without Beauty" is the first Soft Cell record since Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first…

  19. 'Spiritual' Speech Returns With New Album

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Arrested Development frontman Speech will release his third solo album, "Spiritual People," Sept. 10 on iMUSIC. The diverse record "goes from hip-hop with a folk edge to vintage soul music to w Former Arrested Development frontman Speech will release his third solo album…

  20. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to…

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