1. Chevelle Bucks 'New Metal' On Epic Debut

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST After Chevelle's successful second-stage outing on Ozzfest 2002, the Loeffler brotherly trio -- Pete (singer/guitarist), Sam (drums), and Joe (bass) -- received a pleasant surprise when its Epic debut After Chevelle's successful second-stage outing on Ozzfest 2002, the Loeffler…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson's historic jump to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Las Ketchup's "Asereje/The Ketchup Song," and Lulu. KELLY HAS LEAPT THE BUILDING Hi Fred, I have a question based on a…

  3. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

  4. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about the state of commercial singles and the U.S. music market. SINGLE AGAIN Hello, There is so much disgust that I have for the record companies these days regarding singles, these are just some of my thoughts on the…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers letters regarding the state of commercial singles. LOST BUSINESS Dear Fred, You hit the nail on the head a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned singles. I used to buy singles every week, at least $20 worth. But now I never go to…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  8. Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk t When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in…

  9. Blindside Eyes Stateside Success

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With "Silence," released yesterday (Aug. 20) via Elektra, hopes are that Blindside will become the latest Swedish export to strike U.S. pop gold. Since 1994, the band members, who all grew up together, have been performing under the…

  10. Billboard.com, Broadjam Plan Copyright Search

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online music search service that will provide entertainment and media professionals with a central source of copyrig Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online…

  11. 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…

  12. Start With a Strong and Persistent Desire

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This U.K.-based quintet has recorded one of the most promising debut rock albums in recent memory. This U.K.-based quintet has recorded one of the most promising debut rock albums in recent memory. Taking inspiration from such acts as Tool and the Smashing Pumpkins, this 11-track project is a…

  13. Phil Collins Returns To 'Testify'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo album in six years, "Testify," due Nov. 12 from Atlantic. "Testify" marks the first release of new Collins music since the 1999 Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo…

  14. The Who Launches Tour After Entwistle's Death

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their first concert since last week's sudden death of founding bassist John Entwistle. Guitarist Pete Townshend and singer The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Van Morrison, Keenan

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Keenan As had been rumored , Bruce Springsteen will preview songs from his new album, "The Rising," July 30 on NBC's "Today" show, the day of the Columbia album's release. The Boss is expected to perform several songs with…

  17. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last…

  18. Ozzfest Scotches Remaining Euro Dates

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The final six stops on the European leg of the Ozzfest tour have been canceled, according to tour participant Tool's official Web site. The final six stops on the European leg of the Ozzfest tour have been canceled, according to tour participant Tool's official Web site . No…

  19. Billboard Bits: 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 3 Doors Down, Anastacia, Skinny Puppy 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is wanted by police for simple assault, accused of attacking a man who attended a party at his house in Escatawpa, Miss., last week. The victim, Terry Alexander, told authorities Harrell knocked out a tooth and…

  20. Yes: Wakeman In The Fold For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick Wakeman has once again rejoined classic progressive rock act Yes, and will be with the band on its summer North American tour. Although he has said many times that it was "unlikely," keyboardist Rick…

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