1. Saliva Takes 'System' On The Road

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second Island album, "Back Into Your System" (Island), will hit the road beginning Jan. 14 in Jackson, Miss. The tour will pl Memphis-based hard rock band Saliva, fresh off the November release of its second…

  2. Report: Feds Raid Murder Inc. In Irv Gotti Probe

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST A task force of FBI agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers raided the Manhattan offices of urban imprint Murder Inc. early Friday. The raid came as part of a federal probe of label foun A task force of FBI agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers raided the…

  3. Cardigans See 'Daylight' On Fifth Album

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Swedish modern rockers the Cardigans are planning a return with their fifth full-length album, "Long Gone Before Daylight." The U.K. release of the set is due in March on Stockholm/Polydor. Swedish modern rockers the Cardigans are planning a return with their fifth full-length album…

  4. Eminem Leads 2002 RIAA Certifications

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the best-selling album and soundtrack of the year, Eminem dominates U.S. year-end certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Billboard Bulletin reports. The rapper' With the best-selling album and soundtrack of the year, Eminem dominates U.S. year-end…

  5. Soundtrack Work Sways Saliva Set

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Saliva fans may want to pop some popcorn and settle into a dark room for their first listen to "Back Into Your System" (Island), the second set from the Memphis rockers. "Our music listens like a movie," frontman Josey Scott…

  6. Billboard Bits: Crow/Goo Goo Dolls, Supergrass, Yahoo!

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls performing at the annual NHL All-Star Game, Supergrass heading to the U.S. for a handful of tour dates, and how some music stars ranked among the most sear Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls have signed on to perform at the annual National Hockey…

  7. Punk Legend Joe Strummer Dies

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band The Clash, died yesterday (Dec. 22) at his home in Broomfield, England. He was 50. The British Broadcasting Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor), former lead singer of the legendary British punk band…

  8. Jon Bon Jovi Aids N.J. School Raise Funds

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a high school group raise $36,500 for a local medical clinic. The artist performed 10 songs during his appearance yesterda Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  10. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  11. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  12. Holiday Sales Keep Shania 'Up' On Top

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST With Christmas fast approaching, Shania Twain's "Up!" maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for a fourth-straight week. The Mercury Nashville album saw an 18% increase at retail to sales of 3 With Christmas fast approaching, Shania Twain's "Up!"…

  13. Charmbracelet

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler, more innocent times. RELEASE DATE: Dec. 3 The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler,…

  14. 'Definitive' Richie Set Due In February

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lionel Richie, currently enjoying a modest career comeback, will on Feb. 4 release "The Definitive Collection" (UTV). The 20-track compilation disc culls Richie's best-known tracks from throughout his Lionel Richie, currently enjoying a modest career comeback, will on Feb. 4…

  15. UB40 To Play Sri Lanka Peace Concert

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Saturday (Dec. 14). The U.K.-based reggae band, the biggest act to come to the island since a peace bid start Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of…

  16. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

  17. Ashanti, Nelly Clean Up At Billboard Awards

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, aired live tonight (Dec. 9) on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ashanti took home eight awards, R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music…

  18. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow loses a Larrivee guitar that he has played on every of Peter, Paul & Mary recording and every one of the trio's concerts since 1973. Prized for its sou 2000 - Singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow loses a Larrivee guitar that he has…

  20. Twain Remains 'Up' Top On Billboard Chart

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Even though Tim McGraw had his best sales week ever, his latest album didn't move enough copies to dethrone Shania Twain's "Up" from the top of either The Billboard 200 or the Top Country Albums tally Even though Tim McGraw had his best sales week ever, his latest album…

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