1. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, 2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler…

  2. Voyeur

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . . Berlin's first album in 16 years is a continuation of its 1980s synth-hewn, new-wave beginnings. Early singles "Sex (I'm A . . .)"…

  3. Purple

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic strumming, accessible melodies, and insightful lyrics, rendered with Texas-sized heart and an endearing mean streak Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic…

  4. Mastretta

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The work of Spanish composer/ arranger/producer Nacho Mastretta comes together in this album, the first for Minty Fresh, in a collection that includes previously released tracks as well as soundtrack The work of Spanish composer/ arranger/producer Nacho Mastretta comes together in this album,…

  5. Stanley Climbfall

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After enjoying a massive breakout hit with 2000's "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse takes its best shot at avoiding the sophomore jinx by offering a set that's as close to bullet-proof as one can get. After enjoying a massive breakout hit with 2000's "Hanging by a…

  6. Ask a Woman Who Knows

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Besides being reteamed with that set's producer, Tommy LiPuma, Cole uses this…

  7. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  9. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

  11. Clarkson Duets With Reba On 'Idol' Reunion

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Look for country veteran Reba McEntire to make a guest appearance on the special "American Idol in Vegas," which airs Monday (Sept. 23) on Fox. "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has previously cit Look for country veteran Reba McEntire to make a guest appearance on the…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on U2, low debuts, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Jimmy Fallon, the Dixie Chicks, and Las Ketchup. U TURN: U2 extends its span of hits on Billboard's Hot 100 to 18 years and eight months, thanks to the debut of "…

  13. 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…

  14. Man Charged In Will Smith Identity Theft

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will Smith has pleaded guilty to one count of the use of an unauthorized access device. Carlos Lomax, 41, entered th A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will…

  15. 'Twisted Angel' Reveals A Mature, Soulful Rimes

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. LeAnn Rimes has grown up in the public eye, and it has not always been easy to watch. After bursting onto the music scene in 1996 at age 13 with a No. 1 country album and two Grammy Awards, her star shone brightly for several years before being…

  16. RCA Compiles Memorable 'Moments' From 'Idol'

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be chronicled on the collection "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due Oct. 1 from RCA. The single-disc compilation will be the first full-length album featur Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be…

  17. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  18. Blades Takes World Sounds On The Road

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Mundo" (Sony Discos). Kicking off Oct. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., the tour currently h Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour…

  19. Chart Top Makes Cozy 'Home' For Dixie Chicks

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 42% sales dip to 214,00 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The trio's Monument/Columbia set easi The Dixie Chicks' "Home" lodges its third-straight week…

  20. Stones Bring Their 'Licks' To HBO

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable channel will present the Stones at New York's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 18, one of the last stops on their ongoing "Licks" t A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable…

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