1. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  2. Beck, Flaming Lips Make Touring Tag Team

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beck is in the midst of an acoustic tour of North America, but he's planning to have some star-studded company with him on the road come October. The Flaming Lips will not only serve as Beck's backing Beck is in the midst of an acoustic tour of North America, but he's planning…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

  4. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

  5. Wishing Well

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although they come few and far between—Wishing Well is his first in nearly a decade—the release of a new Richie Havens album has become both a genuine treat for his devotees and yet anot Although they come few and far between—Wishing Well is his first in nearly a decade—the release of a new…

  6. Poll: Bring Courtney Love's Reality To TV

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star fans would like most to follow through a reality television series similar to "The Osbournes," according to a Billboard.c Outspoken and outlandish rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love is the music star…

  7. Flaming Lips Refry Early Cuts, Rarities

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the brand new Warner Bros. set "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips will unveil two deluxe, multi-disc reissue packages this fall via Restless Records and Rykodisc. On the heels of the brand new Warner Bros. set "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,…

  8. Flaming Lips Remind Us To Live For The Now

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Some of the best music is the kind that can't be described easily -- or better still, can't be described at all. Over the past two decades, Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips have produced plenty of it, guided by an offbeat creative…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  10. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications due to acute lymphatic leukemia. 2001 - Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications…

  13. Burger After Church

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Waybacks are a West Coast acoustic quintent that blends ample humor and freewheelin' spirit with fine musical chops and keen melodic instincts on this primarily instrumental project. The Waybacks are a West Coast acoustic quintent that blends ample humor and freewheelin' spirit…

  14. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  15. DMB Struts Its 'Stuff' With No. 1 Debut

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after three The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with …

  16. Eminem, Elliott, P.O.D. Top MTV VMA Nominees

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and hard rock act P.O.D. lead the field for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). P.O.D. and Eminem are both up for the best With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott…

  17. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A concept collection of sorts that plays like an electronic Sgt. A concept collection of sorts that plays like an electronic Sgt. Pepper's re-imagined as a Japanese sci-fi movie, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is as strange as it is wonderful. Beneath the sunny, computer-generated…

  18. Billboard Bits: Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards How much would you pay to see rock act Local H in your home? Fans can answer that question through online auction site eBay.com , where the band is taking bids for a live performance to be held more or less anywhere the winning bidder wants the…

  19. On 'Forgive,' Howard Makes Musical Strides

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Powered by proven commercial clout as a songwriter, powerhouse vocal chops, and an ear-grabbing leadoff single, Rebecca Lynn Howard could be poised to break big with "Forgive," her second release on MCA Nashville. Due Sept. 10, "…

  20. Hot Product

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Dave Matthews Band, Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, and more. You're 'Busted' If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's just what Dave Matthews Band did after sessions with producer Steve Lillywhite were abandoned in the fall of 2000, in…

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