1. Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (1940-1964)

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sinatra's contributions to the music of film is exhaustive in its completeness. Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sinatra's contributions to the music of…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly Bon Jovi will play its first U.K. club gig in more than a decade Sept. 18 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The show is expected to be the only Bon Jovi appearance in Europe this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Aug. 24) via Ticketnet and a special…

  4. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Ray Charles, Joe Walsh

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Ray Charles, Joe Walsh Singer/actress Gloria Estefan and actor Jimmy Smits will co-host the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for Sept. 18 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Along with Jennifer Lopez and Andy Garcia, Estefan and Smits were the co-hosts of the 2000…

  5. Stars To Grace 9/11 'Concert For America'

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Al Green are among the performers confirmed to appear at the Concert For America, to be broadcast Sept. 11 by NBC as part of the ne Enrique Iglesias, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, and Al Green are among the…

  6. Thousands Attend Drowning Pool Singer's Funeral

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was remembered on Sunday as a man who was full of life and loved what he did. More than 2,000 people attended Williams' funeral in Plano, Texas. Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was remembered on Sunday as a man who was full of life and…

  7. Amber Gets Sexy, Reinvents Herself

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Amber feels the need to be naked. For proof, look no further than the cover of her new full-length collection, "Naked," due today (Aug. 20) via Tommy Boy. If additional proof is needed, consider some of the album's provocative song…

  8. Godsmack Eyeing Early 2003 For New Album

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal breakthrough "Awake." Having recently replaced longtime drummer Tommy Stewart with Shannon Larkin (Ugly Kid Joe, Amen), th Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal…

  9. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  10. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

  12. Chris Thomas Mixes Old With New On 'Dirty'

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was featured prominently on the soundtrack and subsequent Down From the Mountain tours... Chris Thomas King -- who played Tommy Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and was…

  13. Natalie Cole Turns To Jazz

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Cole has been among R&B and pop's enduring voices for the past 25 years-and she's more than willing to leave those worlds behind. With her Verve debut, "Ask a Woman Who Knows" (due Sept. 17), Cole is ready to be a…

  14. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  15. Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live…

  16. Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3 through Restless Records and Rykodisc. After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  18. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the 2002 Canadian County Music Awards nominees, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta: Fan's choice award: Paul Brandt Terri Clark Adam Gregory Carolyn Dawn Johnson Jason McCoy Single of the year: "Cowboy Hats," Chris…

  19. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  20. Smith's 'MiB II' Stays On Top At Box Office

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch atop the box office heap this weekend, but the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film proved too tough to beat and held on to its crown Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch…

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