1. Black Star Alum Kweli Offers 'Quality'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high-profile collaborative albums on Rawkus Records -- "Black Star" (with Mos Def) and "Reflection Eternal" (with producer Hi-Tek) -- wi Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  3. Mann, Barenaked Ladies To Rock 'West Wing'

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and Canadian rock act Barenaked Ladies will perform on the next episode of the NBC drama "The West Wing." Part of Wednesday night's (Oct. 2) installment of the series will Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and Canadian rock act Barenaked Ladies will…

  4. Update: Love, UMG Reach Settlement In Contract Suit

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) have settled their long-standing contractual dispute. Under terms of the deal, Love is now free from her UMG contract and has already begun r As expected , Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) have settled their long-standing…

  5. Top Artists Join Fight Against Illegal Downloads

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed o Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about…

  6. 39ask

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on Santana and Michelle Branch, Weezer, and Pearl Jam. BRANCH-ING OFF Keith, I saw a video with Carlos Santana and a young lady the other day. I did not get the name of the song or her name. I believe it is probably a new one. Would you happen…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ronnie Hawkins, The Police, Toadies

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a Ronnie Hawkins benefit concert, 'The Very Best of the Police & Sting,' and the Toadies. Oct. 4 will officially be declared Ronnie Hawkins Day in Toronto and an all-star lineup will perform a tribute concert in his honor that evening. Kris Kristofferson, Garth Hudson…

  8. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  10. 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&…

  11. Isyss: On 'The Way' To Becoming R&B Goddesses

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Between now and the end of the year, stay tuned for album releases by a host of female duos or groups. That lineup includes Floetry (SolJaz/DreamWorks), LovHer (Dragon/Def Soul), Lyric (J Records), 3LW (Nine Lives/Epic), TG4 (T.U.G./A&M), and…

  12. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments…

  13. Diamond Princess

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. On the Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot-penned and co-produced lead single "No Panties," the Miami native is…

  14. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York's Lincoln Square for the North American unveiling of Radiohead's long-awaited fourth album ""Kid A." 2000 - Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle…

  16. U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2's second hits collection, "U2: The Best of 1990-2000," due Nov. 5 through Interscope. Dubbed "The Best of the B-Sides," the 14-track A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected…

  18. Tropical Storm

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beenie Man (see story, page 18) pulls out all the stops on his sophomore Virgin set, Tropical Storm. Beenie Man (see story, page 18) pulls out all the stops on his sophomore Virgin set, Tropical Storm. Serving as the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning Art & Life, Tropical Storm finds…

  19. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…

  20. Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas." Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming…

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