1. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal confirm that they are going their separate ways. Group members Easther and Vernie Bennett announce that they will 2000 - The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal…

  2. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  3. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  5. Motley Crue Set To Storm The Silver Screen

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says the band has just signed a deal to turn its autobiography, "The Dirt," into a film. "You don't want it to be too watered-down," Sixx says, "but at the same time, I Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says the band has just signed a…

  6. Doves Soar Back To North America

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing in U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking…

  7. Sink or Swim

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Unflinchingly honest and musically exploratory, this Australian trio's U.S. Unflinchingly honest and musically exploratory, this Australian trio's U.S. debut is an eclectic pop mixture delving into the ups and downs of relationships. At times mellow and introspective—as on the slow…

  8. Storms of Life

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bernard Allison's debut album for Tone Cool, 2000's Across the Water, was a U.S. breakout release for the talented guitarist. Bernard Allison's debut album for Tone Cool, 2000's Across the Water, was a U.S. breakout release for the talented guitarist. With Storms of Life,…

  9. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  10. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  11. Topdog/Underdog

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. As much…

  12. Grateful Lesh Preaches Organ Donation

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In terms of between-song banter, Deadheads rarely heard much more than "thank you" in the nearly three decades the Grateful Dead conquered the American touring circuit. And in his post-Dead onstage ca In terms of between-song banter, Deadheads rarely heard much more than "thank…

  13. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  14. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  15. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, Eminem and daughter Hailie Jade, Celine Dion, and LeAnn Rimes. PAUL AND ART: It's been more than 20 years since a Simon & Garfunkel album has debuted on The Billboard 200. "Live From New York City, 1967" (Legacy…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  18. 'Caution': Hot Water Music Heats Up

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph album on Oct. 22. Titled "Caution," the Gainesville, Fla.-based quartet's 12-song disc was produced by Brian McTernan (Promis Acclaimed post-punk outfit Hot Water Music will release its second Epitaph…

  19. Musicologist Alan Lomax Dies

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Lomax, the celebrated musicologist who helped preserve America's and the world's heritage by making thousands of recordings of folk, blues and jazz musicians from the 1930s onward, died Friday at Alan Lomax, the celebrated musicologist who helped preserve America's and the…

  20. Sept. 11 Concerts Will Be Scarce

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon looming, most artists touring the U.S. are planning a solemn day off for Sept. 11, Billboard reports in its July With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon…

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