1. Crazy Kind of Life

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST An exceptional outing for guitarist/vocalist Bill Perry. A New York blues player, Perry spent several years working as Richie Havens' lead guitarist, and Havens guests on Crazy Kind of Life, deliverin An exceptional outing for guitarist/vocalist Bill Perry. A New York blues player, Perry…

  2. 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…

  3. Stripped

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST OK, let's all try to wipe the horribly derivative "Dirrty" from our collective consciousness and focus on the actual direction of Aguilera's long-awaited sophomore effort, which is decidedly more subs OK, let's all try to wipe the horribly derivative "Dirrty"…

  4. 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…

  5. Oakenfold To Hit The Road As Live Act

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold is preparing to make his debut as a live performer later this month, as he brings his tour in support of his latest release "Bunkka" (Warner Bros.) to U.S. clubs and t World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold is preparing to make his debut as a live…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about an hour later after the panel of 24 "…

  18. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest' Country music star Tim McGraw's planned NBC concert special has been slated for Nov. 27, the night before Thanksgiving. Dubbed "Sing Me Home," the one-hour show will feature footage of McGraw's Sept. 7 homecoming…

  19. Room to Breathe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. It would be a challenge for some artists to follow such a terrific…

  20. Craveman

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ted Nugent—gonzo guitarist, unabashed American patriot, shameless meat-eater/ hunter—cranked out a sure-to-become-classic with Craveman. Ted Nugent—gonzo guitarist, unabashed American patriot, shameless meat-eater/ hunter—cranked out a sure-to-become-classic with Craveman. The album is full…

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