Airport Adds Sonny Bono Concourse

Airport Adds Sonny Bono Concourse

The Sonny Bono Concourse has been added to the Palm Springs (Calif.) International Airport. Bono, of the 1960s singing duo Sonny & Cher, was the area's congressman until his death in a 1998 skiing accident.
Stones Score With NBA Ad

Stones Score With NBA Ad

Basketball may not be a huge attraction in their homeland, but that's not stopping the Rolling Stones from tossing their musical weight behind a new National Basketball Association (NBA) television ad in the U.S. Footage of the veteran rock act will be interspersed with highlights of star players such as Shaquille O'Neal and Jason Kidd in the latest spots of the NBA's "Love it Live" campaign.
VH1 Recasts Viewer-Driven Awards Show

VH1 Recasts Viewer-Driven Awards Show

VH1 has revamped its annual fan-driven My VH1 Music Awards show, giving it a new name and broadening the scope of the categories to include other forms of entertainment. Rechristened the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, the event will take place in December at a Los Angeles venue to be announced. Voting for winners will continue to take place online at vh1.com.
Bjork's Mother Continues Hunger Strike

Bjork's Mother Continues Hunger Strike

The mother of pop singer Bjork says she is frail but determined to continue her hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir stopped eating Oct. 7 to try to persuade Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Inc. to pull out of the plan to build an aluminum smelter and hydroelectric plant in the wilderness area.
McCartney Postpones Australia Show After Bali Bomb

McCartney Postpones Australia Show After Bali Bomb

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final and biggest concert of his current world tour out of respect for the victims of the Bali bomb blasts. The artist's only Australian show was slated for Nov. 23 in Melbourne in front of more than 30,000 fans, and was to be his first date on the continent in more than a decade.
Jay-Z Crafts Similar 'Blueprint'

Jay-Z Crafts Similar 'Blueprint'

Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse" (due Nov. 12), the Brooklyn, N.Y., MC has crafted a sequel of sorts to 2001's Grammy Award-nominated "The Blueprint."
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Christina, Missy, LL Dress Up For Chicago Bash

Christina, Missy, LL Dress Up For Chicago Bash

Christina Aguilera made a rare live appearance last Thursday at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her new album, "Stripped," due tomorrow (Oct. 29) from RCA.
Dashboard Shuffles 'Unplugged' Release

Dashboard Shuffles 'Unplugged' Release

Vagrant has moved the release date for the previously announced Dashboard Confessional live album and DVD from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17.
Donnas Rebel Against Pop On Tour

Donnas Rebel Against Pop On Tour

With the release of their Atlantic debut "Spend the Night," longtime indie outfit the Donnas are attempting to come to terms with the increased publicity that normally surrounds a buzz band on the rise. Bassist Maya Ford (aka Donna F.) tells Billboard.com that the all-girl band has serious problems with being lumped in with such pop acts as Avril Lavigne and Pink.
Linkin Park Finishing Up Sophomore Album

Linkin Park Finishing Up Sophomore Album

Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album with eyes on an early 2003 release and a subsequent tour. Producing again is Don Gilmore (Eve 6), who manned the console for the group's 2000 seven-times-platinum breakthrough, "Hybrid Theory." Since starting work on the record in the wake of this summer's stop-gap remix disc "Reanimation," the group has trimmed 15 songs down to 12, with vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda now finalizing their parts.
Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age 77. Among the numerous hits he had a hand in was Derek And The Dominos' "Layla," the rock classic featuring the dueling guitars of Clapton and the late Duane Allman.

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