1. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  2. Osbournes Take In Bereaved Teenager

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and his family are taking in a teenager whose mother died of the same type of cancer afflicting his wife, Sharon. Robert Marcato, an 18-year-old friend of the Osbournes' daughters, will Ozzy Osbourne and his family are taking in a teenager whose mother died of the same type…

  3. O'Connor Traces Irish Heritage On New Disc

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8 Vanguard Records release of "Sean-Nos Nua," an album of traditional Irish songs and her first studio album since 2000's "Faith and Courag Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8…

  4. Darius Edges Out Coldplay On U.K. Charts

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. vocalist Darius earned a second week atop the British singles charts yesterday (Aug. 12) with his Mercury debut "Colourblind," ahead of a strong challenge by Coldplay. Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Pe U.K. vocalist Darius earned a second week atop the British singles charts…

  5. Y'All Ain't Ready

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At sweet 16, Kim Scott is already an industry veteran. At sweet 16, Kim Scott is already an industry veteran. Discovered at Harlem's Apollo Theater, the eight-year-old five-time winner of the venue's famed "Amateur Night" later secured a Columbia contract, reached No. 21…

  6. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. 2001 - Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on…

  8. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002 Eric Clapton, Matthew Sweet, Sugar Ray, Van Dyke Parks, and In Bloom will join Brian Wilson for an Oct. 6 benefit concert at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The event will benefit the Carl Wilson Foundation,…

  9. Jack Osbourne Films 'Dawson's Creek' Cameo

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jack Osbourne, the son of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and one of the stars of MTV's hit series "The Osbournes," will film a cameo today (Aug. 9) for the more clean cut WB Network series "Dawson's C Jack Osbourne, the son of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and one of…

  10. 'Story' Sets The Stage For Layo & Bushwacka!

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On the eve of the U.S. release of their new album, "Night Works" -- due Sept. 10 via XL Recordings/Beggars Group -- Layo & Bushwacka!'s Matthew Benjamin recalls the one rule the U.K.-based duo imposed on its debut album, 1999&…

  11. Mann, Orton To Assist Amnesty

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit concert series with an Aug. 21 show at Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Theatre featuring co-headliners Aimee Mann and B Global human rights organization Amnesty International is set to kick off a benefit…

  12. Osbournes Facing Second Suit Over MTV Show

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming second season of MTV's hit reality series "The Osbournes" might well be set in the courtroom. A second lawsuit in as many weeks has been filed against America's newest favorite dysfunctio The upcoming second season of MTV's hit reality series "The…

  13. Plant, Dylan, Stones Bask In 'Moonlight Mile'

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moon A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the…

  14. Oasis Members Hurt In Taxi Crash

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis members Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Jay Darlington are recovering after being hurt in a car crash yesterday (Aug. 6) in downtown Indianapolis. The musicians were in a taxi when it was involve Oasis members Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Jay Darlington are recovering after being hurt…

  15. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

  16. Daybreaker

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth Orton continues blending organic and electronic sounds, mixing them to an often ent On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth…

  17. Elton John To Stump For Janet Reno

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has become the latest of Janet Reno's celebrity friends to aid her campaign to become governor of Florida, agreeing to sing at a September fundraiser. Elton John has become the latest of Janet Reno's celebrity friends to aid her campaign to become governor of Florida,…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel. 2001 - Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel.…

  19. Ozzy Making Early Return To Ozzfest

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two weeks earlier than expected. Osbourne planned to miss 11 shows to be with his wife Sharon, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. "Sharon now re Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two weeks earlier than expected. Osbourne planned…

  20. Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the January 2003 release of the as-yet-untitled debut album from his new band, the Healers. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the…

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