1. The Greatest Hits

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas. Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe…

  2. 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…

  3. Pearl Jam Signs On For Who Benefit Show

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will play its first show of the year Monday (Sept. 23), opening for the Who at Chicago's House of Blues. Pearl Jam will play its first show of the year Monday (Sept. 23), opening for the Who at Chicago's House of Blues. As previously reported , Pearl Jam frontman Eddie…

  4. Foos, Thom Yorke Set For Bridge Benefit

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton, the Other Ones, Jack Johnson, and Tenacious D will join Neil Young at the 16th annual Bridge School Benefit acoustic co Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Rob Zombie; Bocktoberfest, Brad

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Rob Zombie; Bocktoberfest, Brad Ghoulish rocker Rob Zombie is teaming with Spencer Gifts for a Halloween promotion dubbed "Carnival of Souls" that also encompasses Spirit Halloween Stores and Pete's Wicked Ale. Zombie's CD-ROM "The Halloween Takeover"…

  6. LL Cool J To Star In 'S.W.A.T.'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures feature "S.W.A.T." Production begins Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, with Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia…

  7. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, DMX, Pantene Pro-Voice Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, and Vicente and Alejandro Fernandez have been added to the talent lineup for tomorrow's (Sept. 18) third annual Latin Grammy Awards. They join previously announced performers Carlos Santana with P.O.D., Marc…

  8. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  9. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural…

  10. Prince Tour Produces Live Box Set

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc document of his spring North American One Nite Alone tour. "One Nite Alone... Live" will initially be available to members Enigmatic R&B artist Prince is preparing to grace fans with a three-disc…

  11. Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As one of very few who can truly take credit for ushering gospel into the era of modern urban and R&B music, anything Fred Hammond does is closely watched. As one of very few who can truly take credit for ushering gospel into the era of modern urban and R&B music, anything Fred…

  12. Pearl Jam Single Hits The Net

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I Am Mine," the first single from Pearl Jam's upcoming album "Riot Act," is being previewed online beginning today (Sept. 13) via AOL's First Listen (keyword: First Listen) program and Netscape Music "I Am Mine," the first single from Pearl Jam's…

  13. Pearl Jam Reads The 'Riot Act'

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has settled on "Riot Act" as the title for its seventh Epic studio album, which, as previously reported, is due Nov. 12. The Eddie Vedder-penned first single "I Am Mine" goes to U.S. radio W Pearl Jam has settled on "Riot Act" as the title for its…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar The release of "We're a Happy Family," the long-awaited Ramones tribute album spearheaded by Rob Zombie, has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12 on DV8/Columbia Records. As previously reported , the set features contributions…

  15. Bon Jovi CD To Feature Ticket Access

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to drive sales of Bon Jovi's new album "Bounce" -- due Oct. 8 from Island Def Jam (IDJ) -- the label is offering early access to tickets to the band's upcoming world tour to consumers who In an effort to drive sales of Bon Jovi's new album "Bounce…

  16. Billboard Bits: Utada Hikaru, MTV Latin Awards, TLC

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Utada Hikaru, MTV Latin Awards, TLC Top Japanese singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru took Japan by surprise today (Sept. 6) by announcing her marriage the same day to Kazuaki Kiriya, a photographer and video director with whom Utada has worked during the past two years. In contrast with…

  17. Dead, Phish, Allmans Members Slated For Jammys

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the Allman Bros./Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes are among the artists who have signed on to perform at this year's third annual Jammy Awards, p The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the…

  18. Panic Plans Tour, Posthumous Houser Album

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour that will open with a trio of shows at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena. The 13-date run kick off on Halloween Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour…

  19. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  20. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

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