1. Fans Mourn Jam Master Jay As Investigation Continues

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was fatally shot, bereaved fans laid flowers, candles, personal notes, and an Adidas sneaker -- a reference to the group's hit song "My A Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was…

  2. RIAA Sees No Future For N.Y. Artists' Bill

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) expressed doubt yesterday (Oct. 31) that artists' rights legislation introduced Monday in the New York State Assembly will garner the support it ne The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) expressed doubt yesterday (Oct. 31…

  3. Eminem Notches First Hot 100 No. 1

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the class on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, giving the rapper his first ever No. 1 on the singles tally. The cut is the chart's fastest-growing track at r Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Madonna, H and Claire, and "Bonnie & Clyde." LADIES STILL LOVE COOL JAMES Hi Fred, Reading Michael Ellis and Todd Martens' summary of chart news on Billboard.com last Thursday, I was amazed to discover that "…

  5. Henley To Helm 'Weather' Walden Benefit

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who have signed on for Stormy Weather 2002 -- A Benefit for Walden Woods, set to take place Nov. 13 at Los Angeles' Wi Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who…

  6. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  7. Sounds Eclectic Too

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best and most culturally valuable stations in the U.S. For those who've never tuned in, Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW is unquestionably and consistently one of the best…

  8. Manson Has A 'Massacre' On His Hands

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The film, currently in production, will be directed by Marcus Nispel, known for his work in t Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "…

  9. Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid: 1983-1988 | The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg: 1989-1991

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chronicles of the early, pre-Warner Bros. days of Oklahoma City's most revered alt-rockers, these two discs are, simply put, a pair of distortion and psychedelia-drenched jewels. Chronicles of the early, pre-Warner Bros. days of Oklahoma City's most revered alt-rockers, these two…

  10. Twisted Angel

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Her much-publicized legal wrangles behind her, Rimes is now a bona fide pop artist—which is fine, because she remains a monster vocalist just getting started. Her much-publicized legal wrangles behind her, Rimes is now a bona fide pop artist—which is fine, because she remains a monster…

  11. Bono, Petty, Britney Proclaim 'Elvis Lives'

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Dave Matthews, and Britney Spears are among the artists scheduled to appear on the prime-time special "Elvis Lives," to air on NBC in late November or early Dec Bono, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Dave Matthews, and Britney Spears are…

  12. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  13. Hot Product

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Rolling Stones, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more. You're My 'Idol' The media blitz from Fox's "American Idol" continues with "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due this week from…

  14. MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 Nominations

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 Nominations Here are the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2002, to be presented Nov. 14 in Barcelona: Best group: Coldplay Linkin Park No Doubt Red Hot Chili Peppers U2 Best song: "Hero," Enrique Iglesias "Hot in Herre," Nelly "…

  15. The G Spot

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B crooner Gerald Levert has always been able to push female fans' buttons. R&B crooner Gerald Levert has always been able to push female fans' buttons. His newest album—with its double-entendre title—will no doubt do the same. Levert set up shop for The G Spot in…

  16. Quizás

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Don't be fooled by "Mentiroso," the first single culled from Quizás, Enrique Iglesias' first Spanish-language album in five years. Don't be fooled by "Mentiroso," the first single culled from Quizás, Enrique Iglesias' first Spanish-language album in…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  18. Fatboy Plans Second Live Beach Release

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim will release a live album and DVD of his performance on England's Brighton Beach earlier this summer. Set for Oct. 7, "Big Beach Boutique II" will be issued internationally through his ow Fatboy Slim will release a live album and DVD of his performance on England&…

  19. Dixie Chicks 'Home' Again At No. 1

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 53% decline in sales to 367,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the country trio's "Home" For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop…

  20. Billboard Bits: RodeoHouston, Nappy Roots, Bluebird Cafe

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on RodeoHouston, Nappy Roots, Bluebird Cafe The 71st edition of RodeoHouston will kick off Feb. 25 in Houston's Reliant Stadium, with a performance by George Strait. Strait, who headlined the finale of last year's RodeoHouston series, will be joined by Tim McGraw (March 3), ZZ…

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