1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, commercially-released singles, and the popularity of cover songs in the U.K. vs. the U.S. MAKING THE GRRADE Hi Fred, I was wondering if RCA is planning to release a retail single for…

  2. 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…

  3. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  4. Rap Heavyweights Suit Up For '8 Mile'

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, "8 Mile." The album is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope; the Universal Pictures film, dir Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  6. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ""A Tribute To Hank Williams"" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim 1999 - Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever…

  8. 39TunesOnTV

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 23 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Aida Turturro, Paige Davis). "Total…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

  10. Beenie Man 'Storms' Out On The Road

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in support of his second Virgin album "Tropical Storm." The run will kick off Oct. 1 in Providence, R.I., and currently has 2 Dancehall star Beenie Man is gearing up for an October North American tour in…

  11. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, and Vicente and Alejandro Fernandez have been added to the talent lineup for tomorrow's (Sept. 18) third annual Latin Grammy Awards. They join previously announced performers Carlos Santana with P.O.D., Marc…

  12. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  13. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar The release of "We're a Happy Family," the long-awaited Ramones tribute album spearheaded by Rob Zombie, has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12 on DV8/Columbia Records. As previously reported , the set features contributions…

  15. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans in Los Angeles turns into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that results in six arrests and lea 2001 - A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down…

  19. DeSoto Label Revamps; Bands Regroup

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Thirteen-year-old Washington, D.C.-based independent label DeSoto Records has decided to stop releasing new music and will instead focus only on its catalog, highlighted by albums from acts such as th Thirteen-year-old Washington, D.C.-based independent label DeSoto Records has decided to…

  20. Beenie Man Whips Up A 'Tropical Storm'

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's good to be Beenie Man, especially right now. With "Feel It Boy," his duet with labelmate Janet Jackson, steadily climbing the charts, the Jamaica native is primed for the biggest debut of his career with, "Tropical Storm,…

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