1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about the state of commercial singles and the U.S. music market. SINGLE AGAIN Hello, There is so much disgust that I have for the record companies these days regarding singles, these are just some of my thoughts on the…

  2. Gilmour Video Brings Solo Shows Home

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal Festival Hall in January will be released Nov. 5 on DVD/VHS via Capitol. A video document of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's three-night solo stand at London's Royal…

  3. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  4. Geldof Reemerges With 'Sex, Age & Death'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an album," admits a typically blunt Bob Geldof, referring to "Sex, Age & Death," his first North American release of new material since 1993's "Th "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an…

  5. Famous Fans Pick Zappa Faves

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The late Frank Zappa is revered as an absurdist genius who continually pushed the limits of conventional music, but wading into his vast body of work can be daunting for new listeners. With that in mi The late Frank Zappa is revered as an absurdist genius who continually pushed the limits of…

  6. A New Double Shot Of Live Dead

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful Dead, the band's substantial performance legacy continues to be solidified with a seemingly endless array of off Nearly seven years since death of guitarist Jerry Garcia and the demise of the Grateful…

  7. 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…

  8. 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"…

  9. Dead's Early England Voyage Documented

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band released the three-album set "Europe '72" (Warner Bros.) as a document of its longest trip abroad to that point. Thirty year After the Grateful Dead stormed foreign shores in the early 1970s, the band…

  10. Breeders Bounce Back With 'Title TK'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kim Deal and other members of the Breeders talk about reforming the group and releasing "Title TK." (Excerpted from Billboard article for Billboard.com.) In a charmingly scatterbrained sort of way, the Breeders' Kim Deal has veered off the question-answer-question interview…

  11. Surviving Dead Principals To Reunite

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will reunite as the Other Ones for an Aug. 3-4 we The surviving original members of the Grateful Dead -- guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist…

  12. Breeders Going Global For 'Title TK'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders have announced a host of European and North American tour dates running through mid-August in support of the new record. Resurrected alt-rockers the Breeders -- whose third album , "Title TK" (Elektra), is due May 21 -- have announced a host of…

  13. Billboard Bits: Dudley Moore, Zappa, Early Day Miners

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dudley Moore, Frank Zappa, Early Day Miners British actor and accomplished pianist Dudley Moore, who became an unlikely Hollywood heart-throb portraying a cuddly pipsqueak whose charm melted hearts in "10" and "Arthur," died today (March 27) at his home in New…

  14. The Blue Idol

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Blue Idol is a work of genius. Everything that's appealing, powerful, and musically special about Irish music is contained in these 13 tracks. MairÉad Ní Mhaonaigh's singing is spell The Blue Idol is a work of genius. Everything that's appealing, powerful, and musically…

  15. Enrique Is Double Trouble On U.K. Charts

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb. 17), as his single "Hero" (Interscope) achieved a fourth week at No. 1 and the album "Escape" started a second week at the sum Enrique Iglesias began a second week atop the U.K. charts yesterday (Feb…

  16. S Club 7, Robbie Are U.K.'s Favorites

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pop septet S Club 7's fourth career No. 1 single and Robbie Williams' fourth consecutive No. 1 album were the highlights of the new U.K. sales charts, released yesterday (Nov. 25). The Polydor seven-p Pop septet S Club 7's fourth career No. 1 single and Robbie Williams'…

  17. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

  18. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  19. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  20. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

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