1. Jerkins' Darkchild Links With Cash Money

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rodney Jerkins' Darkchild Entertainment, home to the Darkchild Records label, has entered into a production and distribution deal with Cash Money Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Rodney Jerkins' Darkchild Entertainment, home to the Darkchild Records label, has entered into a…

  2. R. Kelly Sued Over Stolen Videotape

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer R. Kelly, accused in Illinois of videotaping sex acts with an underage girl, is being sued by a Kansas City, Mo., man who claims Kelly owes him $75,000 for recovering a stolen videotape R&B singer R. Kelly, accused in Illinois of videotaping sex acts with an underage girl,…

  3. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the…

  4. Pre-Rap Beastie Boys Performance Unearthed

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its new first batch of releases includes a rare recording of a 1982 concert featuring a pre-rap Beastie Boys, Long-silent New York thrash/punk label RATcage Records has resurfaced in Switzerland, and its…

  5. Amos Plans 'Scarlet's Walk' In Fall

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." Singer/songwriter Tori Amos has slated an Oct. 15 release for her next album, "Scarlet's Walk." The set will be her debut for Epic following a 13-year association with…

  6. 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…

  7. Michael Jackson's Racism Charges Debated

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, seemingly on a self-appointed crusade for the rights of black artists, may have trouble finding sympathy among other members of the African-American music community, Billboard reports Michael Jackson, seemingly on a self-appointed crusade for the rights of black artists, may…

  8. Rock, Hip-Hop Stars Do Battle On 'XXX'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack to "XXX," due Aug. 6. The set is divided into rock and hip-hop discs; the first single from the rock disc is Hatebreed's "I Will Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack…

  9. Mario Aims Wide With J Records Debut

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just because he's young, don't dismiss Mario as another teen artist. According to J Records chief Clive Davis, Mario is special in that he also possesses adult appeal. "Yes, he's 15, and teens and younger kids like him,"…

  10. Incubus Heading Back On The Road This Fall

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Having just wrapped a headlining stint on Honda's Civic Tour, California-based modern rock outfit Incubus has unveiled plans for a fall North American jaunt. The 39-date tour will largely visit second Having just wrapped a headlining stint on Honda's Civic Tour, California-based…

  11. Michael Jackson Brands Recording Industry As Racist

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording…

  12. Project Pat Seeks New Weapons Trial

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons charges, is seeking a new trial, claiming that the judge and jury were improperly influenced by his lyrics. The h Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons…

  13. This Is Ultimate Dance!

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation. J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation. The mixed collection starts off fabulously with a cool edit of…

  14. Billboard Bits: The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, Bob Geldof, BSOJC A Vespa ET2 scooter signed by the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as the band's late bassist John Entwistle, is up for auction in conjunction with Virgin Megastore North America's ongoing "2002 Best of British"…

  15. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  16. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  17. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million, Gaylord officials…

  18. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  19. Maia Sharp

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Maia Sharp's eponymous second album conjures the allure of yesteryear's Brill Building luminaries. Maia Sharp's eponymous second album conjures the allure of yesteryear's Brill Building luminaries. Nearly all of its 12 radio-poised pop tracks were written in collaboration…

  20. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be…

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