1. Sinead O'Connor 'Sexys Up' Irish Traditionals

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Take an album's worth of traditional Irish songs and spice them up, as a way to both shed a different light on music often regarded as being pretty "uncool" and to celebrate Ireland's rich songwriting past. It's a vision…

  2. Billboard Bits: Craig David, White Stripes, Usher

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Craig David, White Stripes, Usher Craig David's forthcoming sophomore Wildstar/Atalantic album, "Slicker Than Your Average," will feature a collaboration with Sting titled "Rise & Fall." The track is described by the label as "an introspective…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, ""T 1998 - The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  5. Stars And 'Idols' Celebrate The King

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray were among those present at last night's (Sept. 24) New York launch party for the new Elvis Presley hits compil Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  8. Ms. Dynamite Wins Mercury Music Prize

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The debut album from R&B artist Ms. Dynamite, "A Little Deeper" (Polydor), won the Panasonic Mercury Music Prize last night (Sept. 17) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The debut album from R&B artist Ms. Dynamite, "A Little Deeper" (Polydor), won the…

  9. Taiwanese Pop Star Injured In Car Crash

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Taiwanese pop diva Chang Hui-mei, also known as A-mei, suffered whiplash in an automobile accident after a weekend concert in central China, according to her record label. Chang was going to her hotel Taiwanese pop diva Chang Hui-mei, also known as A-mei, suffered whiplash in an automobile…

  10. Sea & Cake Shop For A 'One Bedroom'

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chicago underground rock outfit the Sea & Cake has pushed back the release of its sixth Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," from Oct. 8 to early next year. Chicago underground rock outfit the Sea & Cake has pushed back the release of its sixth Thrill Jockey album , "One…

  11. Paper Links Notorious B.I.G. To Tupac's Death

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G. No ar A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded…

  12. Kelly Prevails On 'American Idol' Finale

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson was the big winner of Fox's series "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar." She gets a recording deal with RCA, which will release a compilation of songs by the 10 finalists Oct. 1 Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini to be the big winner of Fox's series…

  13. Tweedy, O'Rourke Untangle 'Loose Fur'

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche will finally see the light of day early next year. As first tipped here in March, a long-finished album from producer/multi-instrumentalist…

  14. 'Idol' Judge Cowell To Return

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4), one of its newly minted stars already has wrangled a big payday -- and he didn't even have to sing. As "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" wraps up its run tonight (Sept. 4),…

  15. Billboard Bits: Young, A Great Night In Harlem & More

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, A Great Night In Harlem, Iceland Airwaves festival. Sanctuary has set a Sept. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Neil Young concert film "Rust Never Sleeps." Originally recorded Oct. 22, 1978, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, the film finds Young performing…

  16. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday …

  17. 'American Idol' Reunion, Tour Set

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in a Sept. 23 two-hour special, which currently carries the working title "American Idol in Las Vegas." The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in…

  18. El-P, Definitive Jux Mates Hit The Road

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed underground rapper/producer El-P has lined-up a fall tour showcasing the talent on his burgeoning Definitive Jux label. Mr. Lif and RJD2, as well as newcomers Sole Position and Cage & Co Acclaimed underground rapper/producer El-P has lined-up a fall tour showcasing the talent on…

  19. Blazin' Squad, Cassidy Overtake U.K. Charts

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Blazin' Squad, an aggregation of 10 16-year-old friends, crashed in at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Aug. 25) with "Crossroads" (East West), a version of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 1996 hit " Blazin' Squad, an aggregation of 10 16-year-old friends,…

  20. When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 2: First Time I Met the Blues

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the four-disc series When the Sun Goes Down, RCA surveys the massively influential Bluebird/Victor catalog of early blues. With the four-disc series When the Sun Goes Down, RCA surveys the massively influential Bluebird/Victor catalog of early blues. Walk Right In (bluesy folk/pop),…

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