1. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>MTV throws itself one hell of a 20th birthday party. The celebration, which takes place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom _ is part concert, part reunion, and part pop-culture spectacle 2001 - MTV throws itself one hell of a 20th birthday party. The celebration…

  2. Poll: Bring Courtney Love's Reality To TV

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star fans would like most to follow through a reality television series similar to "The Osbournes," according to a Billboard.c Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star…

  3. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  4. McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon a Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debu 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  7. Indie Acts 'Lose' It For Kristofferson

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter Kris Kristofferson, "Nothing Left to Lose," for an Oct. 8 release. The set will be the second indie compilation to hon Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter…

  8. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual…

  9. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications due to acute lymphatic leukemia. 2001 - Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  13. The Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002: Party at the Palace

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This keepsake CD recording of the much-touted concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's ascension to the throne should be an essential collectible. This keepsake CD recording of the much-touted concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty…

  14. Pavana: The Virgin Harpsichord

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The virginal (an early kind of harpsichord) was the instrument of choice for a school of Renaissance-era English composers, from Byrd and Gibbons to Bull, Morley, and Tomkins—thus the group's n The virginal (an early kind of harpsichord) was the instrument of choice for a school of…

  15. By the Way

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Do the words "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "beautiful" belong in the same sentence? Yes, particularly when discussing the quartet's new album, the Rick Rubin-produced By the Way. Do the words "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "beautiful" belong in the same…

  16. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, The Muppets Although specific details aren't yet confirmed, a live album and DVD chronicling Paul McCartney's recent Driving USA tour are in the works for a November release. David Kahne, who produced McCartney's latest Capitol studio set,…

  17. Eagles Primed To Soar Again Next Year

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20 in Biloxi, Miss., drew more than 400,000 attendees and grossed about $38 million, the band's manager Irving Azoff tells Bi The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  19. Entwistle Had Cocaine In System

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Who's John Entwistle had cocaine in his system at the time of his June 27 death in Las Vegas, which has been ruled an accident by the Clark County (Nev.) Coroner's Office, Billboard.com has learne The Who's John Entwistle had cocaine in his system at the time of his June 27…

  20. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

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