1. McCartney Tour Special Headed To ABC

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footag Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American…

  2. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  3. Taproot Tours On Tap

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in Detroit on Oct. 15, the same date that the band's sophomore album, "Welcome," will be released by Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in…

  4. Jagger Donates To Childhood School

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hasn't forgotten where he got his start, donating £100,000 ($150,000) to help youngsters at his old school. Dartford Grammar School in Kent county, southern Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hasn't forgotten where he got his start, donating £100…

  5. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest' Country music star Tim McGraw's planned NBC concert special has been slated for Nov. 27, the night before Thanksgiving. Dubbed "Sing Me Home," the one-hour show will feature footage of McGraw's Sept. 7 homecoming…

  6. Primal Scream Turns Up 'Heat' On North America

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release date for its domestic Epic debut, "Evil Heat." The album, which features contributions from Robert Plant, Kate Moss, My Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release…

  7. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  9. Craveman

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ted Nugent—gonzo guitarist, unabashed American patriot, shameless meat-eater/ hunter—cranked out a sure-to-become-classic with Craveman. Ted Nugent—gonzo guitarist, unabashed American patriot, shameless meat-eater/ hunter—cranked out a sure-to-become-classic with Craveman. The album is full…

  10. OK Go

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While OK Go's debut album isn't introspective or particularly thought-provoking, it is incredibly fun rock fare replete with catchy choruses and a quirky musicality. While OK Go's debut album isn't introspective or particularly thought-provoking, it is incredibly fun rock…

  11. Un Gran Día en el Barrio

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Described by its label as "Harlem's answer to Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club," Un Gran Día actually transcends its barrio roots. Described by its label as "Harlem's answer to Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club," Un Gran Día actually transcends its barrio…

  12. Voyage to India

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT India.Arie offers nuggets of wisdom and self-help galore on Voyage to India, her sophomore set for Motown. The Atlanta native, who burst on to the scene last year with her critically acclaimed Acousti India.Arie offers nuggets of wisdom and self-help galore on Voyage to India, her sophomore…

  13. Unnatural Selection

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British producers Jon Sutton and Barry Jamieson—more commonly known as Evolution—have been making sweet music together since 1987. British producers Jon Sutton and Barry Jamieson—more commonly known as Evolution—have been making sweet music together since 1987. In the ensuing years, the duo…

  14. Billboard Bits: Streets, Liars/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kansas

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Streets, Liars/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kansas U.K. rapper Mike Skinner will bring his group the Streets to North America for a short tour later this month. Five dates are on tap, beginning Oct. 22 in San Francisco and wrapping Oct. 27-28 in New York. Skinner is augmented in the live…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  20. Arie Recasts U.S. 'Voyage'

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown album, India.Arie will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 6 in Baltimore. At deadline, only 13 November dates were confirmed, all in the east In support of "Voyage to India," her just released sophomore Motown…

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