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.
Corgan's Zwan Signs To Reprise

Corgan's Zwan Signs To Reprise

Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins group Zwan has signed to Reprise and will release its debut album in late January or early February, a spokesperson confirms. The group features Corgan on guitar and vocals, former Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-Slint guitarist David Pajo, and bassist Paz Lenchantin, previously a member of A Perfect Circle.
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.
Michael Jackson Testifies At Trial

Michael Jackson Testifies At Trial

Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson took the witness stand yesterday (Nov. 13) in a California courtroom in a $21 million lawsuit by his longtime promoter that accuses the singer of backing out of two millennium concerts.
Massive Attack Opens '100th Window'

Massive Attack Opens '100th Window'

Massive Attack has dubbed its fourth album "100th Window" and will release it Feb. 10 in the U.K. via Virgin; a North American release date is penciled in for some time in February.
Eminem Dominates MTV Europe Awards

Eminem Dominates MTV Europe Awards

Eminem topped the fan-voted MTV Europe Music Awards Thursday night (Nov. 14) at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi, with three honors. The rapper/actor took trophies for best album for his Shady/Interscope set "The Eminem Show," best hip-hop artist, and best male, the latter delivered by actor Pierce Brosnan.

Pages