1. '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…

  2. Clapton Straps Into 'One More' Live Album

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will release a double-disc live album and a separate DVD under the title "One More Car, One More Rider," Nov. 5 via Reprise/Duck. The audio discs wee recorded last year at Los Angeles' St Eric Clapton will release a double-disc live album and a separate DVD under…

  3. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…

  5. Double-Disc Bonnaroo Set Due Next Month

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's inaugural Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's…

  6. Jackson Sets CMA Awards Nominations Record

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With ten 2002 nominations to his credit, Alan Jackson has set a record for the most Country Music Association (CMA) Awards nominations in a single year. Jackson's total nods, which include entertainer With ten 2002 nominations to his credit, Alan Jackson has set a record for the most…

  7. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…

  8. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  9. Thievery Corp. Shows Human Side Of Electronica

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thievery Corporation masterminds Eric Hilton and Rob Garza create warm and soulful dance/electronic music. In fact, the duo's music actually feels like it was made by human beings, which isn't always the case on the electronic landscape…

  10. Billboard Bits: Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Hank Jr., Enrique Iglesias, Manu Chao Although as well known for his rowdy country music as for his annually updated theme to ABC's "Monday Night Football," the culinary skills of Hank Williams Jr. are rarely noted. That has all changed with "Hey, Good Cookin'…

  11. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour …

  12. U2 'Storms' The Beach For New Video

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 shot a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," last week in the French seaside town Eze. The clip stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid and was directed by longtime U U2 shot a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," last…

  13. International Country Gospel Music Association Awards

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners of the 46th annual International Country Gospel Music Association Awards, presented Aug. 16 at the Scott Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. Here are the winners of the 46th annual International Country Gospel Music Association Awards, presented Aug. 16 at the Scott Theater in…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley has declared his fight against Osbourne and his wife Sharon over performance royalties will continue, despite a Los Angeles judge's decision that says the opposite. "Obviously this is a disappointing…

  15. DeSoto Label Revamps; Bands Regroup

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Thirteen-year-old Washington, D.C.-based independent label DeSoto Records has decided to stop releasing new music and will instead focus only on its catalog, highlighted by albums from acts such as th Thirteen-year-old Washington, D.C.-based independent label DeSoto Records has decided to…

  16. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's solo album "Now or Never?" I…

  17. Alabama Farewell Tour Starts To Take Shape

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The members of veteran country act Alabama will wave goodbye to their fans next year with a farewell tour that will kick off on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. The full schedule has not yet been unveiled The members of veteran country act Alabama will wave goodbye to their fans next year…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album ""Imagination,"" countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson ""schemed again 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian…

  19. Bass Begins Space Training In Earnest

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync singer Lance Bass started a week of NASA training today (Aug. 26) for a possible flight to the international space station, even though the trip is still up in the air because of contract issu 'N Sync singer Lance Bass started a week of NASA training today (Aug. 26) for a…

  20. Anastasio Warms Up For Phish With Fall Trek

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Phish is preparing to swim again, but not before frontman Trey Anastasio takes his solo band out for one last spin. The group has set a nine-date East Coast run, beginning with an Oct. 22 benefit in A Phish is preparing to swim again, but not before frontman Trey Anastasio takes his solo band…

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