1. Billboard Bits: 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin Teenage soprano Charlotte Church will be the vocal anchor of A Royal Christmas, an extravagant show on tour throughout the eastern half of the U.S. in December. The holiday gala will also star Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,…

  2. Donnas Rebel Against Pop On Tour

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime indie outfit the Donnas are attempting to come to terms with the increased publicity that normally surrounds a buzz band on the ris With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime…

  3. 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…

  4. Retrospective

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house guitarist—the man annotator Bob Blumenthal calls "the label's most ubiquitous performer at the time." This long-overdue fou Grant Green, who died in 1979 at the age of 47, was Blue Note's house…

  5. Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored…

  6. Radiohead, Coldplay Head Q Awards

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the world today" at the 13th annual Q Awards, held yesterday (Oct. 21) in London. Coldplay picked up the best album award for "A Rush For the second year running, Radiohead was honored as "best act in the…

  7. Mariah Hopes New Album Is A 'Charm'

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey upcoming album will be titled "Charmbracelet," the artist has revealed on her official Web site. "Charmbracelets have always had a personal and sentimental significance for me," she wrote Mariah Carey upcoming album will be titled "Charmbracelet,"…

  8. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  9. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  10. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  11. Dozens Of Acts Set For Mexican Music Festival

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Flaming Lips, Junkie XL, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Dan, Jimmy Van M, Christopher Lawrence, and Max Graham are among the 60-plus acts set Beck, Flaming Lips, Junkie XL, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Ozomatli, Los…

  12. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  13. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embrace the artist's R&B, gospel, pop,…

  14. Reggae Pulse: The Heartbeat of Jamaica

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, this disc's track listing seems rather peculiar: It's somehow unjust to put Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker songs on the same album with Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," Third World's "Now Th At first glance, this disc's track listing seems…

  15. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  16. God's Work Still Comes First For Blind Boys

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When the Blind Boys of Alabama went out on a limb last year, embracing a blusier sound and covering songs by Tom Waits, Ben Harper, and the Rolling Stones, fans of blues, soul, and rock responded, turning "Spirit of the Century" -- the…

  17. Corgan: Zwan Debut Set 'Just About Done'

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping up work on its debut studio album. "The Zwan album is just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were Zwan, Billy Corgan's Chicago-based, post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit, is wrapping…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  19. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

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