1. Jay-Z Inks With Showtime For Concert Broadcast

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime. The show at the Mid South Coliseum will also feature other artists from the Roc-A-Fella label family, as well as special Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime.…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits with her husband of 15 months. In a statement, the singer says she intends to "remain good friends" with husband Jimmy Gulzar, whom she met on t 2000 - Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits…

  3. Cave In Prepares To Raise The 'Antenna'

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts-based hard rock quartet Cave In is finishing up its RCA debut, "Antenna," and is shooting to release the set March 18. Massachusetts-based hard rock quartet Cave In is finishing up its RCA debut, "Antenna," and is shooting to release the set March 18. The…

  4. Toad Sets Path For February Jaunt

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has solidified its 24-date U.S. reunion tour, set to kick off Feb. 4 in Anaheim, Calif. Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has solidified its 24-date U.S. reunion tour, set to kick off Feb. 4 in Anaheim, Calif. The previously tipped…

  5. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  6. Jayhawks Wrap New Album, Set Tour Dates

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album, "Rainy Day Songs," in April, according to the band's new label, Lost Highway. Americana purveyors the Jayhawks will release a new studio album , "Rainy Day Songs," in April, according to the band's…

  7. Billboard Bits: Crow/Goo Goo Dolls, Supergrass, Yahoo!

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls performing at the annual NHL All-Star Game, Supergrass heading to the U.S. for a handful of tour dates, and how some music stars ranked among the most sear Sheryl Crow and the Goo Goo Dolls have signed on to perform at the annual National Hockey…

  8. Cult Fave Jellyfish Feted By Box Set

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A year ago, listening to Bruce Brodeen outline his plans to fete early-1990s power-pop act Jellyfish might have left one thinking the Not Lame Recordings chief was a tad insane. At the time, he was taking out a second mortgage on the equity of he…

  9. '80s Rockers Return To The Road

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S. package tours early in the New Year. The first will boast a lineup of Styx, Kansas, and John Waite, while th Several bands that ruled rock radio through the 1980s will team up to launch a pair of U.S.…

  10. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  11. Crazy Town Rides 'Darkhorse' On The Road

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse," with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  13. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple Singers, dies at the age of 84. He had suffered a concussion recently in a fall near his home in Dalton, Ill. 2000 - Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  16. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  17. Jane's Addiction Go 'Hypersonic'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio album, "Hypersonic," and plans to release it early next summer via Warner Bros. The disc is the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritua Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio…

  18. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  19. Blue Gets Help From Elton For U.K. No. 1

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period provided male pop-R&B quartet Blue with its third U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 15). "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" (Inno One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period…

  20. Charmbracelet

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler, more innocent times. RELEASE DATE: Dec. 3 The title of Mariah Carey's new album (her first from her new Island Def Jam-distributed Monarc label) recalls simpler,…

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