Beyonce Knowles Inks Pepsi Deal

Beyonce Knowles Inks Pepsi Deal

After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of the R&B trio Destiny's Child.
Galactic To Tour 'Freezestyle' In 2003

Galactic To Tour 'Freezestyle' In 2003

New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour under the Freezestyle moniker. The six-week jaunt is due to kick off Jan. 23 at the group's hometown venue Tipitina's, run through 17 scattered dates in the U.S., and then return to New Orleans for a Mardi Gras show and closing gig March 3 at Tipitina's.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged.""
51ask

51ask

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow, and t.A.T.u.
The Donnas To 'Spend' February On The Road

The Donnas To 'Spend' February On The Road

The Donnas have set a second run of tour dates in support of their Atlantic debut, "Spend the Night," with co-headliners OK Go. The trek launches Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and will wrap Feb. 26 gig in San Francisco. To date, 26 Donnas shows are confirmed for the jaunt -- a Feb. 9 date in Brockport, N.Y., a gig the following night in Cincinnati, and a Feb. 15 Minneapolis show will not feature OK Go.
Brighton: 'Too Soon' For Fatboy's Third Beach Party

Brighton: 'Too Soon' For Fatboy's Third Beach Party

Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy Slim's free summer beach concert this summer, Billboard Bulletin reports.
Minnelli, Husband Sue VH1 For $23 Million

Minnelli, Husband Sue VH1 For $23 Million

Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, have filed a $23 million lawsuit against VH1 and others for dropping plans to air a reality show centered on their lives. The couple's court papers say they contracted in July to shoot 10 one-hour episodes, which were to air on the cable music channel, for $1.25 million.
Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises will collaboratively release CD companions to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series "The Blues."
Buzzcocks Sign To Merge, New Album Due In March

Buzzcocks Sign To Merge, New Album Due In March

Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a self-titled studio album March 18 via the label. It's the first studio set for the band, which comprises guitarists/vocalists Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle, bassist Tony Barber, and drummer Philip Barker, since 1999's "Modern" (Go Kart). The band will tour North America in the spring.

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