1. Rick James In Sex Assault Investigation

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer Rick James is under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault of a woman at his home. James, 50, best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak," had a search warrant served on his Woodla Singer Rick James is under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault…

  2. Iglesias, Band Among Heartthrobs In Anti-Drug Calendar

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob…

  3. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  4. Billboard Bits: Eat The Day, McClinton, 'Harry Potter'

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Eat The Day's search for a singer, Delbert McClinton's ninth annual music cruise, and the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is making progress on his new group Eat The Day's…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  6. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  7. Common Invites Fans To 'Electric Circus'

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric Circus," Dec. 10 via MCA. The set will feature guest performances by the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and Cee-Lo, an Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric…

  8. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  9. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. 2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 2000 - Ben Folds Five announces that they are calling it quits. Solo works by Folds are expected. 1999 - Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind…

  12. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  13. Indian Composer Sues Over Truth Hurts Sample

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent hit single "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim borrowed heavily and without permission from a 20-year-old Hindi A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent…

  14. Eminem Notches First Hot 100 No. 1

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the class on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, giving the rapper his first ever No. 1 on the singles tally. The cut is the chart's fastest-growing track at r Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the…

  15. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  16. This Day in Music.

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songstress Barbra Streisand releases her first holiday album in 34 years, ""Christmas Memories."" The album is the artists first studio release since 1999's ""A Love Like Ours."" 2001 - Songstress Barbra Streisand releases…

  17. Artists Preach Artists' Rights In New York

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a series of benefit concerts for the newly formed Artists Empowerment Coalition (AEC). Held at New York's Beacon T Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a…

  18. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

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