1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports chart-based stories on Shania Twain, Madonna, "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Police & Sting, and Mark Knopfler. IMPRESSED US MUCH: It's been almost two years since Shania Twain had a song…

  2. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  3. Elvis Edges The Stones On U.K. Chart.

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 6), as "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) remained at No. 1 despite the advance of the Stones' "Forty Li Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. 1998 - Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together…

  5. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  6. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  8. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  9. Matthews, Gill, Lovett To Salute Willie Nelson

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that have signed on to salute country legend Willie Nelson at a special April 14 concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditoriu Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris are among the artists that…

  10. Bedingfield Back At No. 1 On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the first weekly charts of 2002 were published yesterday (Jan. 6), including the Backstreet Boys, Jools Holland, The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the…

  11. Final Harrison Cut Due For North American Release

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues," will see release in the North America on Jan. 8 via Rhino. The album, which contains the last song George Har Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland&…

  12. All-Star Album Features New Harrison Track

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his much-publicized battle with cancer will be featured on "Small World Big Band," the new album by British musician and broadcaster J George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his…

  13. Chet Atkins Dies In Nashville

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in Nashville of cancer. He was 77. Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in…

  14. Squeeze's Tilbrook Readies Solo Debut

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After almost a quarter century with U.K. new-wave veteran act Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has gotten around to recording his debut solo album. "Basically Squeeze disintegrated around me two years ago," he After almost a quarter century with U.K. new-wave veteran act Squeeze, Glenn…

  15. Knopfler 'Sailing' On World Tour

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontman of U.K.-arena rock act Dire Straits -- will launch a world tour with a March 27-28 stand at Mexico City's National Auditorium. The artist's first tour in more t Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontman of U.K.-arena rock act Dire Straits --…

  16. 'Human' Showcases Stewart's R&B Side

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart's Atlantic debut, "Human," finds the veteran singer working with a number of guest artists and songwriters. "I was more or less a hired gun when I agreed to this," Stew Rod Stewart's Atlantic debut, "Human," finds the veteran singer working…

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