1. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  2. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boone, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Tisha Campbell…

  3. Raids Recover Original Beatles Tapes

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police appear to have recovered about 500 original Beatles tapes, including some never-released tracks, that were stolen in the 1970s, during raids today (Jan. 10) on members of a piracy racket in Eng Police appear to have recovered about 500 original Beatles tapes, including some never…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  5. Chesney Extends 'Margaritas' Tour

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas & Senoritas tour, set to kick off Jan. 16 in Tupelo, Miss. In addition to previously announced dates that ran th Country star Kenny Chesney has tacked on a slew of dates to his upcoming Margaritas &…

  6. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  7. Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Enters 11th Week At No. 1

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" ruling The Billboard 200, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" shows no signs of relenting control of Billboard's Hot 100, where it's in charge for an 11th week. T With the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile"…

  8. Yanni Slates Ambitious North American Tour

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a J New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58…

  9. Gary Glitter Deported From Cambodia

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST British glam rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), convicted of child pornography offenses in 1999 in his homeland, has been deported from Cambodia after he was arrested in the country, the F British glam rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), convicted of child pornography…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 - Legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley dies at…

  11. Puddle Of Mudd Readying Sophomore Set

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd is hard at work on the follow up to its 2001 Interscope debut "Come Clean." Having converted a rented Los Angeles house into a studio, the band is again recording with p Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd is hard at work on the follow up to its 2001…

  12. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  14. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  15. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual…

  16. Billboard Bits: Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Charlie Hunter, Tom McRae, Cutting Crew Progressive jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter has set a March 25 release for his ninth album, "Right Now Move." The set will be his first for Ropeadope Records after releasing seven albums through Blue Note. Breaking away from his earlier…

  17. Billboard Bits: Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John LL Cool J, Anastacia, and Paulina Rubio will pay tribute to Run-D.M.C., Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz, respectively, in a new series of soft-drink Dr Pepper's "Be You" television ads. Both the artists paying tribute and those being honored…

  18. Ministry Aims To Wilt Mohawks With New Album

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio album together, the two sought to get back to the blistering sonic form that produced 1988's groundbreaking electro-industri As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio…

  19. Soundtrack Work Sways Saliva Set

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Saliva fans may want to pop some popcorn and settle into a dark room for their first listen to "Back Into Your System" (Island), the second set from the Memphis rockers. "Our music listens like a movie," frontman Josey Scott…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies…

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