1. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  2. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  3. Sinead O'Connor 'Sexys Up' Irish Traditionals

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Take an album's worth of traditional Irish songs and spice them up, as a way to both shed a different light on music often regarded as being pretty "uncool" and to celebrate Ireland's rich songwriting past. It's a vision…

  4. Stars Salute Timothy White In Boston

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at the FleetCenter in Boston last night (Oct. 7) for Music To My Ears, the fi Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow…

  5. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Ween, 'Songs Of Protest' Country music star Tim McGraw's planned NBC concert special has been slated for Nov. 27, the night before Thanksgiving. Dubbed "Sing Me Home," the one-hour show will feature footage of McGraw's Sept. 7 homecoming…

  6. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  7. Wallflowers Stand Tall Through 'Red Letter Days'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I don't mean to be blunt, but I think this is a great f***ing record," Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan exclaims of the band's fourth and newest set, "Red Letter Days," due Nov. 5 via Interscope. Not unlike the…

  8. Elvis Edges The Stones On U.K. Chart.

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 6), as "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) remained at No. 1 despite the advance of the Stones' "Forty Li Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the…

  9. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  10. Brown Sugar

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those in the music business, a love For those in the music business, a love of music is often as strong as any other loves in their lives. Actors Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan explore that dichotomy in the new Fox Searchlight film Brown Sugar. Like the film, the accompanying soundtrack…

  11. The Way We Do

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and Lyric—it will be interesting to see which one emerges as the new leader of the pac Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and…

  12. Forty Licks

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It is always gratifying to rediscover every few years that "Street Fighting Man" still teems with menace, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is frustration set to music, "Sympathy for the Devil" is downr It is always gratifying to rediscover every few years…

  13. Hometime

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact. It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact. And while two retrospectives arrived in the interim, hardcore fans have simply been…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  15. Wallflowers, Ours Team For Tour

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Wallflowers are preparing to release their fourth album, "Red Letter Days," Nov. 5 on Interscope, and will celebrate by taking to the road for a theater/ballroom tour starting Nov. 20 in Englewood The Wallflowers are preparing to release their fourth album, "Red Letter Days…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  18. Costello Reissues Roll On

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be represented with Rhino's third batch of reissued albums, due Nov. 19. Like the two previous volleys, 1979's "Armed Forces," 1982's "Imperial Bedroom," Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be…

  19. Santana's Aim: A Musical Union With Humanity

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Carlos Santana acknowledges that he faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 opus, "Supernatural." But rather than succumb to the tension, the legendary…

  20. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

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