1. Martinez Bolts From 'Idol' Post

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after it was announced she would be a judge on the upcoming second season of the Fox television talent show. Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after it was announced she would be a judge on the…

  2. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  3. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  4. 'Rings' Scores Two Soundtrack Awards

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film Festiv Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The…

  5. Toad The Wet Sprocket To Reform For Crows Shows

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting Crows in California. Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting…

  6. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  7. MP3.com Sued By Dylan, Joel, Taylor

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and James Taylor have filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against online music site MP3.com, claiming it distributed their music without authorization, Billboard Bulletin rep Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and James Taylor have filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against…

  8. 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,…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  12. Top Acts Record Covers For NME 'War Child' Set

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding together for weekly rock magazine New Musical Express' (NME) new album project to benefit the War Child charity. The " Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Janet Jackson Sings For 'Chicago'

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie soundtrack, Billboard Bulletin reports. The track, which is still untitled, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single. The album is t Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie…

  17. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmark project that crossed boundaries and…

  18. Kelly Prevails On 'American Idol' Finale

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson was the big winner of Fox's series "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar." She gets a recording deal with RCA, which will release a compilation of songs by the 10 finalists Oct. 1 Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini to be the big winner of Fox's series…

  19. 'Idol' Judge Cowell To Return

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4), one of its newly minted stars already has wrangled a big payday -- and he didn't even have to sing. As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4),…

  20. 'American Idol' Reunion, Tour Set

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in a Sept. 23 two-hour special, which currently carries the working title "American Idol in Las Vegas." The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in…

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