1. 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…

  2. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  3. Slum Village Lives High Life

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's about good and bad relationships -- tainted and untainted," rapper T3 of Slum Village says of "Tainted," the group's latest single. "My verse is about my girl and I. Baatin's [verse] is about the…

  4. 33TunesOnTV

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 12-18, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 12 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: David Bowie, Moby (also scheduled: Seann William Scott). "Last Call With Carson…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as ""The Memphis Mafia"" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com 1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as ""The…

  6. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&…

  7. 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…

  8. Portals of Grace

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's unlikely that this year will bring a more spellbinding vocal album than Portals of Grace. It's unlikely that this year will bring a more spellbinding vocal album than Portals of Grace. Azam Ali, formerly the vocalist with world-music group Vas, has turned her wondrous voice to…

  9. 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,…

  10. Canadian Stars Unite Against Cancer

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors Pl Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Def Leppard, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles, Gareth Gates, Darius Danesh, and Beth Orton. 'X' MARKS THE SPOTS: It's been more than three years since a Def Leppard album debuted on The Billboard 200. This week the band from…

  12. NASA: 'N Sync Idol Wants Space Shot

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NASA's heard it through the grapevine: 'N Sync singer Lance Bass is close to clinching a deal with the Russians to fly to the international space station this fall. Dianne Murphy, a space station mana NASA's heard it through the grapevine: 'N Sync singer Lance Bass is…

  13. Montgomery Gentry Rolls Into 'Town'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having successfully carved a niche as purveyors of hard-charging country rock, working-class party songs, and male-perspective ballads, Columbia duo Montgomery Gentry has set out to broaden its musical horizons while staying true to the MG vibe…

  14. Box Car Racer, The Used Hit The Road

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 side band Box Car Racer will team with Utah-based rock outfit the Used for a fall North American tour, due to kick off Oct. 25 in Dallas and run through Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. Blink-182 side band Box Car Racer will team with Utah-based rock outfit the Used for a fall North American…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

  16. No Doubt, Garbage Saddle Up For Fall Tour

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt and Garbage have begun confirming dates for a long-rumored fall tour, which will also feature the Distillers, and on some dates, Good Charlotte. The trek is set to kick off Oct. 9 in St. Paul No Doubt and Garbage have begun confirming dates for a long-rumored fall tour, which will…

  17. '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&…

  18. Oasis Cancels Additional Shows

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As guitarist Noel Gallagher "is suffering from the effects of whiplash and shock" following a car accident Tuesday in Indianapolis, the band has postponed upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and Boston. As guitarist Noel Gallagher "is suffering from the effects of whiplash and…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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