1. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee Universal Pictures will today (Dec. 19) unveil the initial airing of the teaser trailer for "8 Mile," the drama starring Eminem as a young white rapper struggling to realize his dreams. The trailer will debut on NBC's "Access…

  2. Dick Clark Sues Grammys' Greene

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael Greene today (Dec. 19), accusing him of barring artists who appear first on Clark's American Music Awards show from p Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael…

  3. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American…

  4. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  5. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  6. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  7. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  8. MTV2 'Handpicks' New Compilation

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST MTV2 has partnered with Columbia Records to release its first compilation album, "MTV2 Handpicked," Billboard Bulletin reports. Due Jan. 22, the 18-track set will feature songs from acts that receive MTV2 has partnered with Columbia Records to release its first compilation album, …

  9. 'Beware': Bow Wow Is Back

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and receiving the key to the city of Camden, N.J., Lil' Bow Wow (aka Shad Moss) managed to record the follow-up to his debu In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and…

  10. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  11. Daniels Making 'Sweet' Music On Sparrow

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing down. Combining staunch patriotism, unwavering faith, and Southern rock swagger, Daniels continues to keep aud Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing…

  12. Brooks To Get AMA Award Of Merit

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards,…

  13. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  14. Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep Songs Premiering As Ringtones

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the latest signal that cell phones and two-way pagers are becoming increasingly attractive tools for music promotion and commerce in the U.S., Loud Records is offering the tunes off upcoming albums In the latest signal that cell phones and two-way pagers are becoming increasingly…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  16. Genesis

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the beginning, there was Busta Rhymes. Well, not quite, but that's what listeners might expect from Genesis, the veteran rapper's fifth album. In the beginning, there was Busta Rhymes. Well, not quite, but that's what listeners might expect from Genesis, the veteran rapper&…

  17. Busta Rhymes Enjoys Rebirth

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently," the ever-confident rapper says of his new album, "Genesis." "With this album, you're getting everything from the best of what you already love m "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently,…

  18. Kid Rock's Patriotic Guitar Nicked

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock's one-of-a-kind Gibson electric guitar, painted with a patriotic stars and stripes motif, was discovered missing earlier this week. The instrument was presumed stolen after overseas customs i Kid Rock's one-of-a-kind Gibson electric guitar, painted with a patriotic stars…

  19. Performers, Presenters Line Up For AMAs

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists set to perform at the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA), airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Confi Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are…

  20. Cajun Music Celebrated On 'Evangeline'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the artists who have contributed songs, in French, to "Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music." Due March 5 from Vanguard John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, and Patty Griffin are among the…

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