1. J. Lo, Celine, Kylie Usher In 'NOW' 10

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tracks from Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Celine Dion, and Kylie Minogue are among the 20 selections to be found on the 10th edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!," du Tracks from Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Celine Dion, and Kylie Minogue are among…

  2. Sony Buys Famed Acuff-Rose Catalog

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment. Sony/ATV Music Publishing will buy the oldest and one of the richest song catalogs in country music from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million, Gaylord officials…

  3. Kirstin Candy Makes A 'Sweet Mess'

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "A lot of people are emulating someone else, but she does her own thing," Liquid 8 president Mason Munoz says of his label's rising Santa Barbara, Calif.-based artist, Kirstin Candy. "She has her own sense of style and great…

  4. 'Dark Days' Ahead: Coal Chamber On The Road

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour in support of its third album, "Dark Days," released in May via Roadrunner. The tour, which kicked off June 12, hit the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet Coal Chamber is midway through a summer tour…

  5. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  6. Singer/Actor Rosemary Clooney Dies

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" and staged a dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol, died Saturday Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in …

  7. The Only Way to Know for Sure

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. The…

  8. Dawgnation

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United States as a "melting pot." It is, and so much more. Pinning down mandolin player David Grisman's trademark "dawg music" is akin to describing the United…

  9. Counterfeit

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chances are good that mainstream America knows the music of Cirrus without even realizing it. You see, several tracks from the act's last album, Back on a Mission, were licensed to video games (Demoli Chances are good that mainstream America knows the music of Cirrus without even…

  10. Billboard Bits: McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits Sources say Sir Paul McCartney will return to North America for another run on his Drivin' USA tour, with 23 more arena dates in late September and October. According to Amusement Business, the initial 27 shows grossed more than $53…

  11. Silverchair Delays 'Diorama'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. Australian rock trio Silverchair has pushed back the North American release date of its Atlantic Records debut "Diorama" to Aug. 27. The…

  12. Who Tour To Continue Despite Entwistle's Death

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death yesterday (June 27) of founding bassist John Entwistle. According to a note posted on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web si The Who's summer North American tour will continue on despite the death…

  13. McCartney Battles With McDonald's

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare standards to its restaurants worldwide. The former Beatle, who married Heather Mills earlier this month, took time out Paul McCartney wants fast food giant McDonald's to apply its U.S. animal welfare…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  15. Eminem Halts Roach Approach

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to No. 2 behind the still mighty "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope). Eminem's set sold 381,000 copies in the U.S., Papa Roach scurries to the upper reaches of The Billboard 200, but is held to…

  16. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir…

  17. Nickelback's Kroeger Forms Own Label

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record executives, having formed his own label, 604 Records. Formed with Kroeger's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin, the impr Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record…

  18. Dylan To Spend August On Road

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with an Aug. 3 appearance at Newport, R.I.'s Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan has added a slate of August dates in North America to his "never-ending tour," starting with…

  19. R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded innocent to 21 counts of child pornography today (June 26) in Chicago. Kelly, whose first name is Robert, made n R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded…

  20. Happy 'Days': Dirty Vegas To Open For Moby

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's North American tour, which will play dates before and after the latter's stint on the Area2 trek. The dates kick off July 14 U.K. electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas has been drafted to open for Moby's…

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