1. Thalia's Sisters Missing In Mexico

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The sisters of Mexican singer/actress Thalia were followed and ambushed after leaving a play in Mexico City, unidentified witnesses told local media. In newspaper reports, witnesses reported seeing tw The sisters of Mexican singer/actress Thalia were followed and ambushed after leaving a play…

  2. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

  3. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

  4. 'Barbershop' Remains A Cut Above

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 f This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  6. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on U2, low debuts, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Jimmy Fallon, the Dixie Chicks, and Las Ketchup. U TURN: U2 extends its span of hits on Billboard's Hot 100 to 18 years and eight months, thanks to the debut of "…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  9. Estefan, Branch Sign On For 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for the third annual "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars" benefit concert. Set for Oct. 10 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for…

  10. ZZ Top Combing The Archives For Box Set

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new ZZ Top album is due in the first quarter of next year via RCA. But fans of the Texas rock trio may find even more to get excited about with a multi-CD set that could also come in 2003. "This sho A new ZZ Top album is due in the first quarter of next year via RCA. But fans of the…

  11. Combs Ordered To Pay Damages To Limo Driver

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2.45 million in damages to a man who says he was injured by Combs' bodyguards at a Winston-Salem, N.C., concert in 1995. Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2…

  12. Monica Has 'All Eyez On Me'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Monica has been an R&B mainstay since she debuted in 1995 with the Rowdy/Arista set "Miss Thing." As she prepares for the Nov. 5 release of her third album -- and J Records debut -- "All Eyez on Me," the Atlanta native is…

  13. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson, The Cure, Erma Franklin

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album, the Cure's planned 'Trilogy Concerts,' and the death of Erma Franklin. The debut album release by "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has been postponed until early 2003. Sources say that…

  14. Krauss Headlines Clooney Festival

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney…

  15. Isyss: On 'The Way' To Becoming R&B Goddesses

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Between now and the end of the year, stay tuned for album releases by a host of female duos or groups. That lineup includes Floetry (SolJaz/DreamWorks), LovHer (Dragon/Def Soul), Lyric (J Records), 3LW (Nine Lives/Epic), TG4 (T.U.G./A&M), and…

  16. Dixie Chicks 'Home' Again At No. 1

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 53% decline in sales to 367,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the country trio's "Home" For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop…

  17. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments…

  18. Coldplay, Atomic Kitten Lead U.K. Charts

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Atomic Kitten retained leadership of the U.K. albums and singles charts respectively yesterday (Sept. 8). The hottest new names on the surveys were Leeds-based rock quartet the Music with Coldplay and Atomic Kitten retained leadership of the U.K. albums and singles charts…

  19. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  20. Home

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning simplicity. At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning…

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