1. Remainder Of GNR Tour In Doubt

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses' first tour since 1993 is thought to be in jeopardy. The first recent show to be scotched came Friday in Philadelphia, where fans be With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses'…

  2. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  3. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  4. Santana Maps Out 2003 Tour Plans

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in L Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003,…

  5. Billboard Bits: T. Rex, Deep Dish, CDnow/Amazon

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on T. Rex, Deep Dish, CDnow/Amazon "Electric Warrior," T. Rex's breakthrough 1971 album, will be reissued Feb. 25 by Rhino in an expanded and remastered version. Released at the forefront of the glam era, the Tony Visconti-produced album features the classic rock radio…

  6. Billboard Bits: Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Zwan, Jay-Z, Teen People Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan will on Jan. 28 release its Reprise debut, "Mary Star of the Sea." As previously reported , Zwan features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez…

  7. Korn Cans Final Five Tour Dates

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act Korn has canceled the quintet of U.S. dates remaining on its Pop Sux! Tour due to lead singer Jonathan Davis' strained vocal cords. A statement from the band's label, Epic, says the show Hard rock act Korn has canceled the quintet of U.S. dates remaining on its Pop Sux…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More Online music service Pressplay will be the sole distributor of music from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film "Two Weeks Notice," which opens Dec. 20, Billboard Bulletin reports. Music from the Warner Bros. movie -- including…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's ""Teddy Bear"" and Chubby Checker's ""Let's Twist Again,"" dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. He is 84 2001 - Lyricist Kal…

  10. Cross Swears Off Parodies, Eyes Spring Tour

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album ... Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album " Shut Up, You F****** Baby " and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III will be on hand Jan. 4 in Nashville as the "Grand Ole Opry" commemorates the death of country legend Hank Williams. The late artist's son and grandson will perform together for the first…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in jail for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. The pop mogul, who broke into the music 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to…

  13. ACM Awards Move To Vegas

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May 21 at the 12,000-seat Events Center at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The 2003 ACM Awards, which The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May…

  14. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Hendrix

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Jimi Hendrix Carlos Santana is planning his first all-Spanish album, featuring duets with a number of female singers, Billboard Bulletin has learned. Recording for the set, to be released by BMG U.S. Latin, should start early next year. The artist's…

  15. Bidding For Eminem's Boyhood Home Passes $1M

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has surpassed $1 million on Internet auction site eBay. The modest Warren, Mich., home, listed on the site since late last week, was appraised at just $91,000 Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has surpassed $1 million on Internet…

  16. Billboard Bits: VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, Sum 41, Kurupt Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, and John Mayer have joined the list of performers for the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, set for Dec. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium. The show will be hosted by "The Sopranos"…

  17. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one…

  19. The Gospel According to Jazz . . . Chapter II

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Generously sharing the spotlight with a number of stellar guests, including George Duke, Paul Jackson Jr., Jonathan Butler, and…

  20. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

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