1. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

  2. Black Star Alum Kweli Offers 'Quality'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high-profile collaborative albums on Rawkus Records -- "Black Star" (with Mos Def) and "Reflection Eternal" (with producer Hi-Tek) -- wi Talib Kweli, the New York-based rapper who rose to fame via two high…

  3. The King Reigns Again On Billboard Charts

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold more than 500,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- his first title to Elvis Presley returns to the throne as "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) sold…

  4. Lil' Romeo Seeks 'Lil' Juliet' On The Big Screen

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wherefore art thou, Lil' Romeo? Where else but in the eponymously titled "Lil' Romeo and Lil' Juliet," an MGM film starring rapper Lil' Romeo that Artists Production Group's Mark Canton will produce w Wherefore art thou, Lil' Romeo? Where else but in…

  5. Billboard Bits: Craig David, White Stripes, Usher

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Craig David, White Stripes, Usher Craig David's forthcoming sophomore Wildstar/Atalantic album, "Slicker Than Your Average," will feature a collaboration with Sting titled "Rise & Fall." The track is described by the label as "an introspective…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,"" is released, featuring performances recorded between 1989 to 1994. 1996 - The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,"" is released, featuring…

  7. LL Cool J Brings The 'Luv' On '10'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ask rapper LL Cool J the secret of longevity in a genre peppered with short-term careers, and he laughs. "I don't know," he says. "If I had the secret, I'd sell it for $50 million. Wait, why sell myself short? I'd…

  8. Motley Crue Singer Pleads Innocent

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a record producer outside the Rainbow nightclub in West Hollywood. The Motley Crue lead singer was not required Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a…

  9. Randy Travis 'Rises' To The Occasion

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Randy Travis spent years preparing for the release of his first Christian album, "Inspirational Journey," in 2000. The project fulfilled a long-held personal goal. Now having taken the plunge, he's back with "Rise & Shine.…

  10. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  12. All I Got

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in enviably fine vocal form, working once again with arranger/producers Paul Brown, Steven Dubin, and others from the talented This much stronger follow-up to 2000's Tomorrow Today still finds Jarreau in…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  14. Billboard Bits: White, Springsteen/Vedder, Collins

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry White, Springsteen/Vedder, Collins Legendary seductive soul singer Barry White will soon be seeking a kidney transplant. The artist's doctors have confirmed that he has a history of hypertension that has led to a decline of his kidney functions. After stabilizing his body…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as ""Love Story (Where Do I Begin),"" ""Ebb Tide,"" ""I 2000 - Songwriter Carl…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  17. Hill, Jackson, Strait Join CMA Lineup

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and George Strait have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and George Strait have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.…

  18. Petty Takes Live Show To The Movies

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform their entire new album, "The Last DJ," Oct. 15 at Los Angeles' Grand Olympic Auditorium, a show that will be broadcast live via satellite to 38 U.S. movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform their entire new album , "…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  20. Pink, Paul Weller Overtake U.K. Charts

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pin Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for…

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