1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley vs JXL, Nelly, and Celine Dion. ON-AIR CONVERSATION: There's been a lot of discussion in "Chart Beat" about the lack of airplay for Elvis Presley vs JXL's "A Little Less Conversation" (RCA), which has kept the nation's…

  2. On 'Forgive,' Howard Makes Musical Strides

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Powered by proven commercial clout as a songwriter, powerhouse vocal chops, and an ear-grabbing leadoff single, Rebecca Lynn Howard could be poised to break big with "Forgive," her second release on MCA Nashville. Due Sept. 10, "…

  3. A*Teens Draft Baha Men, LMNT For Tour

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's A*Teens have finalized a number of dates for a summer tour in support of the recently released "Pop 'Til You Drop!" (Stockholm/MCA). Opening on July 28 in Richmond, Va., the tour will find th Sweden's A*Teens have finalized a number of dates for a summer tour…

  4. Update: Foo Fighters Name Album, Single

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock outfit Foo Fighters has pinned down the first single and tracklist for its as-yet-untitled fourth RCA album, due Oct. 22. The lead track will be "All My Life," which was debuted in Veteran modern rock outfit Foo Fighters has pinned down the first single and…

  5. 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…

  6. Papa Roach Ready To Rock 'Anger Management'

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Papa Roach looks forward to Thursday's (July 18) kickoff of the Anger Management tour with Eminem, Ludacris, D12, and Xzibit in Buffalo, N.Y., the hard rock act can't help but think back to last su As Papa Roach looks forward to Thursday's (July 18) kickoff of the Anger…

  7. Thirty Years On, 'Ziggy' Still Shines

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released an album with a strange and extraordinarily long-winded title. "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spid On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released…

  8. Billboard Bits: Aretha, Love Parade, Hot Snakes

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Aretha Franklin, Berlin's Love Parade, and the Hot Snakes. Aretha Franklin is gearing up to hit the road one more time. Described as her "last full-out tour," the Queen of Soul's I'll Be Seeing You With a Song In My Heart jaunt kicks off in summer 2002.…

  9. Heathen Chemistry

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On Oasis' latest outing, the brothers Gallagher offer a little something for all the band's potential constituents: bluesy rockers (including lead single "The Hindu Times") that showcase a mixture of On Oasis' latest outing, the brothers Gallagher offer a little…

  10. 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…

  11. The Only Way to Know for Sure

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. Rollins Band is one of those rare groups that plays its guts out night after night, leaving nothing onstage but sweat and maybe a little blood. The…

  12. Poll: Anger Management, Ozzfest Top Festival Picks

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and others is the festival tour music fans are most likely to attend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 4,903 vo This summer's Anger Management tour featuring Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris…

  13. A Final Conversation With The Who's John Entwistle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was feeling like "an 18-year-old in a 57-year-old body." The artist, who was found dead yesterday (June 27) in Las Vegas of Just six days before his death, legendary Who bassist John Entwistle said he was…

  14. Shedaisy Hopes Critics Won't 'Knock' On 'Sky'

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rarely has an act generated a more polarized response from fans and industry pundits than Shedaisy. Selling more than 1.7 million copies of its 1999 Lyric Street debut, "The Whole Shebang," the trio struck a chord with country…

  15. The Who's John Entwistle Dies In Vegas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent heart attack today (June 27) in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to a spokesperson for the Clark County Coro John Entwistle, bassist for legendary U.K. rock act the Who, was found dead of an apparent…

  16. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  17. A Gets 'Serious' On Sophomore Set

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the July 16 U.S. release of "Hi-Fi Serious" on Mammoth/Hollywood, British rock-punk band A has high hopes of transcending its popularity as a great live band and building a greater fan base on the radio airwaves. "Of…

  18. Nickelback's Kroeger Forms Own Label

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record executives, having formed his own label, 604 Records. Formed with Kroeger's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin, the impr Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record…

  19. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  20. Duran Duran Deep Into Reunion Album

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio whe Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album , which will feature the band going…

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