1. Frontman Garrett Quits Midnight Oil

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lead singer Peter Garrett has left from Australian rock act Midnight Oil to work on other projects. Lead singer Peter Garrett has left from Australian rock act Midnight Oil to work on other projects. In a statement on the group's official Web site , the vocalist explained, "The last…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  3. More Than You Think You Are

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST If Foreigner was still an active, young band, it would sound a lot like Matchbox Twenty. The similarities are undeniable. If Foreigner was still an active, young band, it would sound a lot like Matchbox Twenty. The similarities are undeniable. Both are bands that are adept at cranking out…

  4. Antipop Resurfaces On Collaboration With Shipp

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Critically acclaimed New York-based hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium, which announced its breakup in August, will put its collective sound to disc one more time. Critically acclaimed New York-based hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium, which announced its breakup in August, will put its…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year's Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. 1999 - It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her…

  6. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  7. '8 Mile' Rapper Shot, Recovering

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Detroit man who appeared in the Eminem movie "8 Mile" is recovering after being shot in the stomach on the film's opening night. Ali Miyzaan, 26, said he was shot about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the park A Detroit man who appeared in the Eminem movie "8 Mile" is…

  8. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  10. The Rodeo Eroded

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the Atlantic-distributed Ropedope imprint for the venturesome instrumental group's most engaging, impressive album yet. Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the…

  11. Matchbox Twenty Finalizes New Album Details

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "More Than You Think You Are," matchbox twenty has finally put the set to bed. Frontman/main songwriter Rob Thomas tells Bi With just two weeks left before the Nov. 19 release date of its third album, "…

  12. Suspects Charged In Posh Spice Kidnap Plot

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were charged today (Nov. 4) in London with theft and conspiracy to rob Sotheby's auction house, police said. Scotland Y Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were…

  13. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  15. Sandler Gets Soundtrack Assist From Krauss

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming soundtrack to Adam Sandler's animated film "Eight Crazy Nights." Krauss sings with the comedian on two of the album's eight songs. Th Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming…

  16. Drowning Pool Singer Remembered On DVD

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act Drowning Pool, whose singer Dave Williams died of natural causes during the band's stint on this summer's Ozzfest tour. Dubb Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act…

  17. Songwriter Says Roxette Stole His Tune

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group Roxette stole one of his songs, robbing him of potential earnings and causing him "seven years of emotional trauma." Stepha A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group…

  18. Blink/Box Car Drummer Revs Up In Transplants

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the Transplants' self-titled debut, a merging of punk heavyweights Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Travis Barker (Blink 182/Box C Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the…

  19. The Lost Tapes

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When an artist attains a certain amount of celebrity, their unreleased material—songs that didn't make previous albums for whatever reason—often becomes a hot commodity. When an artist attains a certain amount of celebrity, their unreleased material—songs that didn't make previous…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

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