1. Springsteen Adds 'Fire' To Benefit Concert

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST As he did last year, Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance Saturday at a Sea Bright, N.J., benefit concert to fight Parkinson's disease. On the eve of the third U.S. leg of his current worl As he did last year , Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance Saturday at a…

  2. Chevelle Bucks 'New Metal' On Epic Debut

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST After Chevelle's successful second-stage outing on Ozzfest 2002, the Loeffler brotherly trio -- Pete (singer/guitarist), Sam (drums), and Joe (bass) -- received a pleasant surprise when its Epic debut After Chevelle's successful second-stage outing on Ozzfest 2002, the Loeffler…

  3. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  5. Simply Deep

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Kelly Rowland is accustomed to singing about boys, bills, and being independent with Destiny's Child. Kelly Rowland is accustomed to singing about boys, bills, and being independent with Destiny's Child. But on her fine solo debut, she takes a different musical path, with the single…

  6. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey…

  7. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, West Memphis 3, Yo La Tengo

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Papa Roach/Rock the Rockies unsigned band search, West Memphis Three benefit auction, and Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah concerts. Papa Roach is looking for a new opening act, and is teaming with SoBe Beverages, Hard Rock Cafe, and Steamboat Ski Resort to try to find one via a…

  8. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  9. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for…

  10. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  11. Rascal Flatts Aims To Solidify Success On 'Melt'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As Rascal Flatts prepares to return to the market with its sophomore effort, "Melt," the group and label Lyric Street Records face the challenge of topping a platinum-selling eponymous debut CD. Sales of "Rascal Flatts" have…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  13. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  14. R.E.M. Recording In Vancouver

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Venerable modern rock band R.E.M. is in Vancouver working on its 13th studio album, according to a post by the band's general counsel Bertis Downs on the group's official Web site. Venerable modern rock band R.E.M. is in Vancouver working on its 13th studio album, according to a…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  16. The Last DJ

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's always sort of tough to rally behind an artist dissin' the music industry—I mean, how do you support someone who's living a rock star's life but still complaining, right? It's always sort of tough to rally behind an artist dissin' the music industry—I mean,…

  17. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley, Calif.-based Fantasy Inc. The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Aguilera, Clarke

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Clarke The soundtrack to Eminem's film debut, "8 Mile," -- which, as previously reported , is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope Records -- will feature a limited-edition CD sampler featuring tracks from artists signed to Eminem's…

  19. Toad The Wet Sprocket To Reform For Crows Shows

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting Crows in California. Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting…

  20. 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…

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