1. Roger Waters Joins White Benefit Concerts

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. The shows are set for Oct. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears…

  2. Country Stars Join Texas Stampede

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, and Brooks & Dunn have signed on to headline concerts in conjunction with Texas Stampede, a rodeo competition running Oct. 24-27 at Dallas' Amer Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, and Brooks & Dunn have signed…

  3. 36ask

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Toni Braxton, O-Town, and the Prodigy. BRAXTON 'AMPLIFIED' Hello Keith, I was wondering if you had any information on Toni Braxton. It was said that her album "Amplified" will be released Oct. 29 with collaborations…

  4. Gilmour Video Brings Solo Shows Home

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal Festival Hall in January will be released Nov. 5 on DVD/VHS via Capitol. A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal…

  5. 'Let's Roll' Compilation Benefits Beamer Foundation

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer, who joined a group of passengers that confronted the hijackers of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The same words serve as the title of an ec "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer,…

  6. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…

  7. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  8. Billboard Bits: NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Eve, NFL, 'One Night,' Carlos Alomar Alicia Keys and Eve have been added to the NFL Kickoff Live From Times Square concert, set for tomorrow (Sept. 5) in New York. As previously reported , Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will also perform at the event, portions of…

  9. Fleetwood Mac Plans Tour Behind New Album

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters in April 2003, Billboard.com has learned. The group's most popular lineup of Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and…

  10. Napster Sends Staff Packing As Court Rejects Deal

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann has abandoned its plan to acquire Napster's assets following a court ruling yesterday (Sept. 3) blocking a deal between the two companies. The decision means the file-sh German media giant Bertelsmann has abandoned its plan to acquire Napster's assets…

  11. 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.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

  13. Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the stage at Merlefest 2003. Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the…

  14. 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…

  15. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  16. We Love Life

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Storytelling is largely a lost art in rock'n'roll, but no one seems to have told Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. On We Love Life, he and his U.K. Storytelling is largely a lost art in rock'n'roll, but no one seems to have told Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. On We Love Life, he…

  17. Bar Talk

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis' bands, among others—has conceived a project with keenly urban, fully adult sensibilities; in other words, the re Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis'…

  18. Casa

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Composer/pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto takes a musical holiday from his recent classically oriented projects with a new trio featuring the Brazilian husband-and-wife pair of singer Paula Morelenbaum and ce Composer/pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto takes a musical holiday from his recent classically…

  19. Billboard Bits: G'N'R, 'Celeb Boot Camp,' & More

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Guns N' Roses, Papa Roach, 'Celeb Boot Camp,' & More Guns N' Roses will begin a 40-plus date North American arena tour in late October in the Northeastern U.S., according to sources. This will be the band's first full-blown U.S. tour since playing 29 shows…

  20. Composer Irving Berlin Honored With Stamp

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Postal Service will honor late composer Irving Berlin with a commemorative stamp, to be issued next month. The stamp will be dedicated Sept. 15 with a first day of issue ceremony held during The U.S. Postal Service will honor late composer Irving Berlin with a commemorative stamp, to…

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