Metallica's Hetfield Donates Parkland

Metallica's Hetfield Donates Parkland

James Hetfield is officially a benefactor of the Marin County, Calif., park system, as county supervisors have agreed to accept a 438.5-acre easement from the Metallica singer/guitarist.
Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for video of the year, best male and best rap video, viewer's choice, and best direction. In the "Without Me" clip, directed by Joseph Kahn, Eminem plays a comic superhero and parodies Moby, the late Elvis Presley, and Osama bin Laden.
Bjork Picks From The 'Family Tree'

Bjork Picks From The 'Family Tree'

Bjork has unveiled the tracklist for the six-disc box set, "Family Tree," which, as previously reported, will be released Oct. 8 via Elektra. "Family Tree" was delayed due to its elaborate packaging, which will comprise "an ingenious custom transparent rose-colored plastic case" with a 16-page lyric book and a map to guide listeners through the collection, according to the label.
Foo Fighters Schedule Euro Visit

Foo Fighters Schedule Euro Visit

Foo Fighters have begun lining up international appearances in support of their upcoming RCA album, "One By One," due Oct. 22. The group plays London tonight (Aug. 30) and Paris on Wednesday; a U.K. tour is set to begin Nov. 16 in Manchester.
Composer Irving Berlin Honored With Stamp

Composer Irving Berlin Honored With Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will honor late composer Irving Berlin with a commemorative stamp, to be issued next month. The stamp will be dedicated Sept. 15 with a first day of issue ceremony held during the 11th annual Broadway on Broadway concert in New York's Times Square.
Disturbed Leads Locobazooka! Festival Bill

Disturbed Leads Locobazooka! Festival Bill

The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring Sevendust and Filter, will revert to its original incarnation as a single-day festival Sept. 22 in Worcester, Mass.
R. Kelly Allowed To Leave Chicago

R. Kelly Allowed To Leave Chicago

A Chicago judge ruled today (Aug. 30) that R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a nightclub in Miami this weekend. But Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered him to surrender his passport and refrain from any illegal contact with minors.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay.
Hackers Insert Pro-Piracy Slant On RIAA Web Site

Hackers Insert Pro-Piracy Slant On RIAA Web Site

Hackers attacked the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Web site yesterday (Aug. 28) for the second time in a month, dramatically altering several pages of content in what appeared to be a protest against the industry group's position on file sharing.
MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on track to be another wild, crazy, and indulgent party.

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