Wyman: Stones Would Have No Chance Today

Wyman: Stones Would Have No Chance Today

The Rolling Stones would have no chance on the music market if they were to start as newcomers today, according to the band's former bassist Bill Wyman, who exited after the band's 30th anniversary 10 years ago. Wyman said record companies would no longer sign people whose style was different to that of the charts.
'8 Mile' Rapper Shot, Recovering

'8 Mile' Rapper Shot, Recovering

A Detroit man who appeared in the Eminem movie "8 Mile" is recovering after being shot in the stomach on the film's opening night. Ali Miyzaan, 26, said he was shot about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the parking lot of Phoenix Theaters, which is on Eight Mile road in Detroit.
AOL Uploads Mariah, Chasez, Dru Hill Exclusives

AOL Uploads Mariah, Chasez, Dru Hill Exclusives

AOL Music's popular First Listen broadband program will debut "Yours," the first of two tracks from Mariah Carey's long-awaited new album "Charmbracelet," beginning Monday (Nov. 18) at 12:01 a.m. ET. A second cut, "My Saving Grace," will premiere Nov. 25. "Charmbracelet" is due Dec. 3 on Carey's MonarC imprint via Island Def Jam.
Doughty Enjoying Life After Soul Coughing

Doughty Enjoying Life After Soul Coughing

During the two years that have passed since the breakup of Soul Coughing, the band's former frontman Mike Doughty tells Billboard.com he is seeing a whole new side of the music business as he navigates the waters of a solo career. Indeed, money continues to roll in from sales of his Internet-only 1996 album "Skittish," recorded when Soul Coughing was still active.
Interpol, Datsuns Lead NME Awards Tour

Interpol, Datsuns Lead NME Awards Tour

Interpol, the Datsuns, the Polyphonic Spree, and the Thrills have signed on for U.K. music magazine NME's Awards Tour 2003, kicking off Jan. 24 in Dublin and wrapping Feb. 9 in London. The final show coincides with NME's annual Carling Awards, set to be handed out Feb. 13 in London.
Congress Passes Lower Webcast Royalty Rates

Congress Passes Lower Webcast Royalty Rates

The U.S. Congress approved a deal early this morning (Nov. 15) that would allow small Internet-based radio stations to pay lower royalty rates to the musicians and record labels whose songs they use.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play to several thousand fans at the Aberdeen Pavillion in Ottawa, while Durst et al were to rock Vancouver with its Anger Management Tour.
Chart Beat Bonus

Chart Beat Bonus

"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based tidbits on Justin Timberlake, Boston, Eminem, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Keith Urban, and Westlife.
Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd. The event will air Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Eminem Controls Billboard Charts

Eminem Controls Billboard Charts

Eminem's "Lose Yourself" commands Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week, as the rapper rides high in the worlds of both music and movies. His first major feature film, "8 Mile," is No. 1 at the U.S. box office, and its accompanying Shady/Interscope album, on which "Lose Yourself" appears, has became the first soundtrack to lead The Billboard 200 through its first two weeks of release
Deals Expand Music Download Content

Deals Expand Music Download Content

Pressplay, the digital music service from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, has inked a content licensing deal with Warner Music Group, Billboard Bulletin reports. The pact gives Pressplay content from all five major labels. The only other subscription service to feature content from all five is Listen.com's Rhapsody.

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