1. Tim McGraw Documentary Goes Silver Screen

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S. movie theaters, Billboard.com has exclusively learned. The film will be seen in about 30 movie screens in m A documentary on country star Tim McGraw will be digitally simulcast Nov. 25 in several U.S.…

  2. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  3. Sandler Gets Soundtrack Assist From Krauss

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming soundtrack to Adam Sandler's animated film "Eight Crazy Nights." Krauss sings with the comedian on two of the album's eight songs. Th Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming…

  4. Now A Duo, 3LW Is Still 'Mackin'

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's no secret that Nine Lives/Epic trio 3LW is minus one member. But with several projects on tap, remaining members Adrienne Bailon (18) and Kiely Williams (16) are busy looking ahead -- especially to spreading the word about their…

  5. 43ask

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, and Deborah Cox. WHEN WILL KIM RETURN TO THE STREETS? Hello Keith, I was wondering when is the queen of rap, Lil' Kim, going to release her third LP? This album is highly…

  6. Chris Robinson Preps First Full Band Trek

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a full band, due to kick off Nov. 21 in Dallas. Robinson will be backed by multi-instrumentalist brothers Paul a Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed his first solo tour backed by a…

  7. 'The Osbournes' Could Return Next Month

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November with the second season of their hit reality show. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for "The Osbournes," which chronicl Ozzy Osbourne's clan could return to MTV as early as November…

  8. Electronic Acts Sign On For War Protest Album

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album protesting a possible war in Iraq, Billboard Bulletin reports. The two-CD set "The Fire This Time," to be released De Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan. 2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan…

  10. Judge Approves $200,000 Loan To Napster

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday (Oct. 21) approved a $200,000 loan to bankrupt online music-swapping site Napster from a company called Napco Acquisition. The funds will help keep the company af A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday (Oct. 21) approved a $200,000 loan to bankrupt online…

  11. Stewart Takes His 'Songbook' To A&E

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month in New York. Set to premiere Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, the show will find Stewart combining his well-known hits with holiday favorit Rod Stewart will tape a two-hour "A&E In Concert" special next month…

  12. Miami To Host Latin Rock Festival

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's El Tri and Argentina's Los Piojos are among the host of Latin acts that will play the inaugural Rock en Miami festival. Slated for Nov. 10, the Bud Light-sponsored event will be held in Miami Mexico's El Tri and Argentina's Los Piojos are among the host of Latin…

  13. Judge Sides With No Limit Films In Copyright Suit

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville has ruled in favor of Master P's No Limit Films, one of more than 800 original defendants, including music publishers, copyright administrators, record labels, A U.S. District Court Judge in Nashville has ruled in favor of Master P's No Limit…

  14. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  16. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  17. Celine Will Wake To 'A New Day' In Vegas

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner revealed at her rehearsals in La Louviere, Belgium. Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner…

  18. Oasis Cancels Show Over Terror Concern

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears following this month's terrorist attacks. A spokesperson cited "recent terrorist attacks both in Bali and the Philippines" British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears…

  19. Webcasters Receive Last-Minute Help From RIAA

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's unexpected hold on legislation that would give Webcasters making less than $1 million annually a break on digital performance royalties, the Recording Industry Association of Ame Following last week's unexpected hold on legislation that would give Webcasters…

  20. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

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