1. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  2. James Taylor Strolls Down 'October Road'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, Aug. 13 via Columbia. As previously reported, first single "On the 4th of July" debuted last mon Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October…

  3. 2002 Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards

    July 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners. Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts,…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Brian Adams, Elvis Presley, "Lilo & Stitch," and Nelly. WHAT MAKES SAMMY CHART?: While Bryan Adams has saved most of the songs he has written for himself, nine other acts have charted on Billboard's Hot 100 with songs composed by the Canadian rocker.…

  5. The Who's John Entwistle Dies In Vegas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent heart attack today (June 27) in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to a spokesperson for the Clark County Coro John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  7. 'Chemistry' Touted As Return To Form For Oasis

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher. "I'd probably say the whole thing will be an eight out of 10." There are few, if any, releases in…

  8. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Korn, moe./Les

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Elton John, Korn, moe./Les Elton John lost his case today (June 24) at London's Court of Appeal, which he had hoped would revive his multimillion-dollar negligence claim against his former accountants. John claimed that his manager, rather than himself, should pay the costs for…

  9. You Think You Really Know Me

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most," according to Beck in the single "Where It's At," the eccentric and enigmatic Gary Wilson—author of curious song titles like "6.4=Make Out" an Perhaps best known as the man who "rocks the most,"…

  10. Redding Honors Hendrix On New Live Set

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Noel Redding, the bass player of the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience, talks about the gig in the Czech Republic documented on his new live album, "Live From Bunkr. Prague," due June 24 from Track Re "We didn't want to do the whole lot of the Experience but there again…

  11. Billboard Bits: Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Days, Oscar Peterson, Pere Ubu Pop/rock act Nine Days will release its sophomore album, "So Happily Unsatisfied," Sept. 17 via Epic. The album was produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse) and will be led by the single "Good Friend," due to hit U.S. radio outlets in…

  12. Eli and The Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Gonna Take a Miracle

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Laura Nyro's immortality is re-affirmed by Columbia/Legacy's initial three entries—replete with bonus material—in an expanded and remastered Columbia/Nyro catalog reissue schedule. LAURA NYRO Eli and the Thirteenth Confession REISSUE PRODUCER: Al Quaglieri ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Charlie…

  13. Kylie's Sydney Concert Headed To DVD

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International pop diva Kylie Minogue will be the subject of a live DVD "Kylie Minogue: Live in Sydney," due July 16 from Rhino Home Video. The 137-minute video includes 107 minutes of live performance International pop diva Kylie Minogue will be the subject of a live DVD "Kylie…

  14. R. Kelly Appears In Court On Child Porn Charges

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow, Fla., court today (June 6), where a judge set bail at $750,000 and forbade him to have contact with minors R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, appeared in a Barstow,…

  15. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording…

  16. R. Kelly Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook Coun R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from…

  17. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  18. Mark Chesnutt

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Save an unfortunate if hugely successful one-off in Diane Warren territory, no one ever accused Mark Chesnutt of going pop. Save an unfortunate if hugely successful one-off in Diane Warren territory, no one ever accused Mark Chesnutt of going pop. Instead, he is absolutely one of traditional…

  19. Cow Hear This

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Compendia releases this Texas-centric compilation under the "Cowpendia" banner, and quite honestly, it aptly represents the thriving Lone Star singer/ songwriter scene via rough-and-rowdy cuts custom- Compendia releases this Texas-centric compilation under the "Cowpendia"…

  20. Nate Dogg Gets Probation In Pot Case

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Rapper Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year of probation in Kingman, Ariz., after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of…

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