1. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  2. Carpenters: The Essential Collection (1965-1997)

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Some 30 years on, few female vocalists can deliver ache and intimacy with the seeming ease of Karen Carpenter. Add in her tragic death in 1983, and the music of the Carpenters holds an indelible melan Some 30 years on, few female vocalists can deliver ache and intimacy with the seeming ease…

  3. Charges Filed In Slaying At Nelly Concert

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A prominent member of a San Diego County Indian tribe was charged yesterday (Oct. 23) with murder in the stabbing death of a man outside a Nelly concert, but no charges were filed against a tribal cha A prominent member of a San Diego County Indian tribe was charged yesterday (Oct. 23) with…

  4. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  5. Golden Road

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Multi-talented Aussie and former Ranch-hand Keith Urban has what it takes to be a country star, and on his latest Capitol release he's reaching for them. Multi-talented Aussie and former Ranch-hand Keith Urban has what it takes to be a country star, and on his latest Capitol release he&…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, the U.K. "NOW" compilation series, and Ace Of Base. THE GAP Dear Mr. Bronson: Elvis Presley's greatest hits package ("ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits") has now been No. 1 for three…

  7. Eclectic International Soundtrack Backs 'Charlie'

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post-punkers the Soft Boys to the afro-pop of Angelique Kidjo's and the internationally acclaimed electronica of Asia A wide range of music -- from 1980s New Jersey modern rockers the Feelies and U.K. post…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communicatio 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  9. Dylan Finalizes 'Rolling Thunder' Bootleg Tracklist

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy Records has finalized the track listing for the previously announced "Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 -- Bob Dylan Live 1975: the Rolling Thunder Revue" album, which captures Dylan and an expan Columbia/Legacy Records has finalized the track listing for the previously…

  10. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently…

  11. Musician Settles Suit On Silent Piece

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. musician Mike Batt agreed yesterday (Sept. 23) to pay an undisclosed six-figure sum to the John Cage Trust, after publishers of the late American composer sued him for compensation, claiming he h What price silence? Six figures, as U.K. musician Mike Batt found out when he included a one…

  12. Ono, Lennon Assistant Square Off In Court

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's dea Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal…

  13. James Brown Sued By Daughters For Royalties

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the Godfather of Soul, seeking more than $1 million in back royalties and damages for 25 songs they say they co-wrote. Deanna Br James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about radio station ratings, research, and singles. A FAIR HEARING Mr. Bronson, I have to take issue with what you said in last week's column about radio stations playing what we want to hear. There are no request…

  15. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to…

  16. Lance Bass Officially Kicked Off Space Flight

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Lance Bass' dreams of going into space have officially gone "pop!" The Russian Space Agency notified NASA that the 'N Sync singer won't fly to the international space station next month. Bass Pop star Lance Bass' dreams of going into space have…

  17. Canadian Singer Gordon Lightfoot Hospitalized

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gordon Lightfoot was being treated in a hospital yesterday (Sept. 8) for an undisclosed ailment. The 63-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter was rushed to a hospital in Orillia, Ontario, shortly before Gordon Lightfoot was being treated in a hospital yesterday (Sept. 8) for an undisclosed…

  18. They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Together with the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and several others, Liars are breathing new life into New York's once-moribund rock scene. Together with the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and several others, Liars are breathing new life into New York's once-moribund rock…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  20. El-P, Definitive Jux Mates Hit The Road

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed underground rapper/producer El-P has lined-up a fall tour showcasing the talent on his burgeoning Definitive Jux label. Mr. Lif and RJD2, as well as newcomers Sole Position and Cage & Co Acclaimed underground rapper/producer El-P has lined-up a fall tour showcasing the talent on…

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