1. Madonna's New 'Day' Heating Up Radio

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week, a leaked copy of Madonna's "Die Another Day," the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond movie of the same name, is already gettin Although it wasn't intended to debut on U.S. radio until next week,…

  2. LL Cool J Brings The 'Luv' On '10'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ask rapper LL Cool J the secret of longevity in a genre peppered with short-term careers, and he laughs. "I don't know," he says. "If I had the secret, I'd sell it for $50 million. Wait, why sell myself short? I'd…

  3. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  4. Dial-a-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There are two kinds of TMBG fans: those who are obsessive and those who used to be. There are two kinds of TMBG fans: those who are obsessive and those who used to be. But for the few casual fans and those that may have lost touch with Brooklyn, N.Y.'s finest, this two-disc anthology…

  5. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently…

  6. Surprise Bill Would Put Webcast Royalties On Hold

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced legislation late yesterday (Sept. 27) that would delay for six months Webcasters' payments of digital royalties to re In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced…

  7. New Book Chronicles Pete Best's Beatles Adventures

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim, the man dismissed by the Beatles when they were on the very cusp of becoming the most successful group of all time. Th For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim,…

  8. Jewel Extends 'New Wild West' Tour

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild West solo acoustic tour. Set to kick off Nov. 7 in Portland, Maine, the tour will play 13 dates through a Nov Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild…

  9. Mellencamp Adds Fall U.S. Dates

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates, set to begin Nov. 1 in Evansville, Ind., and wrap Nov. 26 in Madison, Wisc. The trek includes Mellencamp's first official John Mellencamp has unveiled more than three weeks' worth of U.S. tour dates,…

  10. 39TunesOnTV

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 23 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Aida Turturro, Paige Davis). "Total…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  12. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  13. James Brown Sued By Daughters For Royalties

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the Godfather of Soul, seeking more than $1 million in back royalties and damages for 25 songs they say they co-wrote. Deanna Br James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the…

  14. Foos, Thom Yorke Set For Bridge Benefit

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton, the Other Ones, Jack Johnson, and Tenacious D will join Neil Young at the 16th annual Bridge School Benefit acoustic co Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  15. LL Cool J To Star In 'S.W.A.T.'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures feature "S.W.A.T." Production begins Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, with Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia…

  16. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track…

  17. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to…

  18. 37ask

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Van Halen, and Madonna. STANDARD STEWART Hello Keith, I heard that Rod Stewart's next CD, his first for J Records, is supposed to be a collection of standards from the 1920s '30s, and '40s. Is this true, and…

  19. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments…

  20. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse…

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