1. Riot Act

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST A decade after grunge redefined the rock landscape, the genre's ringleaders—Pearl Jam, Nirvana, ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (now with Audioslave), and ex-Screaming Trees singer Mark L A decade after grunge redefined the rock landscape, the genre's ringleaders—Pearl Jam,…

  2. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  3. After A Rough Start, Audioslave Prepares To Cruise

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. If someone were to draft a how-to manual on forming a rock supergroup, it might behoove them to take note of the lessons learned by Audioslave this year. The in-your-wildest-dreams quartet comprising ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris…

  4. Tosca Reconvenes For 'Delhi 9'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release a new studio album, "Delhi 9," Feb. 25 via Dorfmeister's G-Stone imprint and distributed in North America via Studio K7. Electronic music duo Tosca (Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber) will release…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her anticipated New Year's Eve concert in Anchorage, Alaska, citing, among other things, worries over possible Y2K problems. 1999 - It is announced that pop singer Jewel has pulled the plug on her…

  6. Hammond Opts For One Of His Own On New Set

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues artist John Hammond has written and recorded a song of his own. Due Feb. 11 via the Back Porch label, Hammond's "Read After more than four decades interpreting the songs of others, renowned folk/blues…

  7. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  8. Rick James Denies Sex Assault Allegations

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer Rick James, publicly confronting allegations that he recently sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman at his home, appeared on Friday outside his lawyers' office in Los Angeles to say he is the Singer Rick James, publicly confronting allegations that he recently sexually assaulted…

  9. Weller Shines Light On U.S. Album Release

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his latest solo album, "Illumination." The disc will be issued Jan. 14 via Yep Roc records in an expanded version that will English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one…

  11. Evolución

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados' history of hits is a veritable treasure chest of perfectly shaped songs. Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados' history of hits is a veritable treasure chest of perfectly shaped songs. From 1995's "Bolero Falaz" and "…

  12. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  13. Doughty Enjoying Life After Soul Coughing

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band's former frontman Mike Doughty tells Billboard.com he is seeing a whole new side of the music business as he navigate During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band'…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" (1956) and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose…

  15. Wyman: Stones Would Have No Chance Today

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones would have no chance on the music market if they were to start as newcomers today, according to the band's former bassist Bill Wyman, who exited after the band's 30th anniversary 10 The Rolling Stones would have no chance on the music market if they were to start…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst…

  17. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song "Original Prankster" were 2000 - As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own…

  19. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  20. Cash Money Assembles 'Platinum Hits'

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist roster with the "Cash Money Records Platinum Hits Volume 1" compilation, due Nov. 19 via Cash Money/Universal. Executive Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist…

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