1. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event is broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." 2001 - Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin…

  2. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  3. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  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. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo/Lips/Beck

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo Fighters/Flaming Lips/Beck Funeral services have been set for Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, the rap pioneer and DJ of Run-D.M.C. who was shot to death Wednesday evening at his Queens, N.Y. recording studio…

  6. Kenny G Single To Aid Sept. 11 Funds

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will donate royalties and net proceeds from the saxophonist's next single to two funds aiding firefighters and police w Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will…

  7. Artists Celebrate 'Being Out'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed to openness and honesty" have contributed tracks to the benefit compilation "Being Out Rocks." A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed…

  8. Billboard Bits: Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain Smooth jazz mainstay Kenny G will release his third holiday album, "Wishes," Oct. 22 via Arista. The set follows the saxophonist's 1994 release "Miracles - The Holiday Album" and 1999's "Faith - A Holiday Album,"…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  10. Bennett, Lang Prepare 'Wonderful' Duets Album

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in May, crooners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang are readying an album of duets for a Nov. 5 release. "A Wonderful World" (RPM/Columbia) was produced by T Bone Burnett and comprises songs as As tipped here in May, crooners Tony Bennett and k.d. lang are readying an album…

  11. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  12. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour …

  13. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  14. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  15. Stones Offer A Career Taste On 'Licks'

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective double-disc, set for an Oct. 1 release via Virgin (Sept. 30 outside North America; Sept. 23 in Japan). The 4 As expected , the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective…

  16. Radiohead Returns To Action With New Songs

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead played its first show in nine months last night (July 22) at Lisbon, Portugal's Lisbon Coliseum, and unveiled nine new songs in the first set of a 26-song performance. The opener of a 12-dat Radiohead played its first show in nine months last night (July 22) at Lisbon, Portugal…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lance Bass, Adams/Plant, Brownies 'N Sync's Lance Bass is negotiating with the Russian Space Agency at its cosmonaut training center as part of his bid to become the next space tourist, officials said today (July 9). Bass arrived at Russia's Star City, north of Moscow,…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  19. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Bob Dylan, Soundclashes Mental and physical exhaustion suffered by guitarist Zakk Wylde is being blamed for the cancelation of a half-dozen European Ozzfest tour dates. "Ozzfest 2002 has been a particularly grueling tour for Wylde as he does double duty opening the show…

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