1. Rollins Supports Jailed Trio With 'Rise Above'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio Tennessee youths incarcerated for a 1993 triple murder. They continue to proclaim their innocence and have built Henry Rollins has organized a 24-track benefit album for the West Memphis Three, a trio…

  2. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the 2002 Canadian County Music Awards nominees, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta: Fan's choice award: Paul Brandt Terri Clark Adam Gregory Carolyn Dawn Johnson Jason McCoy Single of the year: "Cowboy Hats," Chris…

  3. Dixie Chicks Team With J.T., Hit The Opry

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country trio the Dixie Chicks will team with Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor for an episode of Country Music Television's (CMT) "Crossroads," to be taped July 31 in Nashville and scheduled Country trio the Dixie Chicks will team with Billboard Century Award winner…

  4. Billboard Bits: Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, R. Simmons

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, Russell Simmons Murderdolls, featuring Slipknot's Joey Jordison and Static X's Tripp Eisen, have lined up a nine-date U.S. tour set to begin July 30 in San Diego. The group will be road-testing songs from its upcoming debut, "Beyond the…

  5. Poll: Eminem, Beyonce Are The 'Reel' Thing

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a seemingly unending stream of music personalities making their way into the acting world, it's Eminem and Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles who fans are most excited to see try their respective With a seemingly unending stream of music personalities making their way into…

  6. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  7. Weinberg Takes 'Late Night' Leave For E Street Tour

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" to hit the road again with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Drummer and bandleader Max Weinberg will take a leave of absence from NBC's "Late Night…

  8. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

  9. 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…

  10. Seiji Ozawa Bids Farewell To BSO

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji Ozawa ended 29 years as music director yesterday (July 14) by turning his back to the orchestra and conducting h In an emotional coda to his career directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Seiji…

  11. 29TunesOnTV

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 15-21, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 15 "2002 WNBA All-Star Game," ESPN Featured Artists: Brian McKnight (performing the National Anthem), Ashanti (halftime performance; live from the MCI…

  12. Judge Rejects Beach Boys Lawsuit

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow…

  13. James Taylor Strolls Down 'October Road'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, Aug. 13 via Columbia. As previously reported, first single "On the 4th of July" debuted last mon Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October…

  14. Timothy White Memorial Planned

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23…

  15. Madonna Nabs 'Bond Girl' Cameo

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A spokesperson for Madonna has confirmed that the artist will make a cameo appearance in the latest James Bond movie. A spokesperson for Madonna has confirmed that the artist will make a cameo appearance in the latest James Bond movie. Madonna, who as previously reported , has already…

  16. Jagger, Richards In 'Simpsons' Guest Spot

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last year, Homer Simpson will make his rock'n'roll dreams come true in the fall, with some help from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones duo will guest star in an episode As tipped here last year , Homer Simpson will make his rock'n'roll…

  17. Timothy White Tribute Concert In The Works

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don Henley -- have committed to playing a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don…

  18. Michael Jackson Brands Recording Industry As Racist

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording…

  19. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  20. Elvis, Eminem Stay On Top Of U.K. Charts

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley and Eminem maintained their supremacy at the top of the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (June 30). "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL (RCA) is Britain's No. 1 single for a thi Elvis Presley and Eminem maintained their supremacy at the top of the new U.K…

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