1. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  2. Chris Robinson Preps First Full Band Trek

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a full band, due to kick off Nov. 21 in Dallas. Robinson will be backed by multi-instrumentalist brothers Paul a Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a…

  3. Branch, Ashanti Top Bogart Benefit Bill

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, Ashanti, Sugar Ray, and Sixpence None The Richer will perform at this year's Bogart Tour for a Cure concert, set for Nov. 4 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. As previously Michelle Branch, Ashanti, Sugar Ray, and Sixpence None The Richer will perform at this…

  4. Hot Product

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Santana, Foo Fighters, Chris Robinson, Kelly Rowland, and more. Yeah, 'Man' Carlos Santana faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 Arista opus, "Supernatural." But…

  5. Kiss Go Symphonic Down Under

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at the 48,000-capacity Telstra Dome in Melbourne with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert, to celebrate Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his…

  7. 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…

  8. Dion Begins Belgian Rehearsals For Vegas Show

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After settling into her leafy new Belgian villa, Canadian star Celine Dion got down to work today (Oct. 17), preparing for a new Las Vegas show which will mark her return to the stage next year. After settling into her leafy new Belgian villa, Canadian star Celine Dion got down to work today …

  9. Dope To Incite $12 Riot Tour

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, billing itself as a cheap alternative to today's expensive package trek, will kick off Oct. 31 in Randolph, N.J., with headliner Dope alongside Primer 55, Ski The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, billing itself as a cheap alternative to…

  10. White To Be Honored At Creative Coalition Concert

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with the Creative Coalition's Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. The honor will be bestowed during the Seconding Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with…

  11. Kylie, Kasey, Silverchair Sweep ARIA Awards

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue, Silverchair, and Kasey Chambers were the big winners at the 16th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, held today (Oct. 15) at the Sydney SuperDome. Minogue won for best Kylie Minogue, Silverchair, and Kasey Chambers were the big winners at the 16th Australian…

  12. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, commercially-released singles, and the popularity of cover songs in the U.K. vs. the U.S. MAKING THE GRRADE Hi Fred, I was wondering if RCA is planning to release a retail single for…

  16. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  17. McCartney Tour Special Headed To ABC

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footag Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American…

  18. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  19. Bono Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year. The honor will be bestowed on the Irish singer during a Feb. 21 New York tribute dinner and silent a U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of…

  20. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

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