Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

Rhino Dials Up TMBG 20th Anniversary Retrospective

As Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo of John Linnell and John Flansburgh -- otherwise known as They Might Be Giants -- celebrate their 20th anniversary of performing together, Rhino will get into the act by releasing a two-disc, 52-track collection that spans their entire history.
Bono Urges Chirac To Champion Africa

Bono Urges Chirac To Champion Africa

U2 singer Bono today (June 20) urged French President Jacques Chirac to be "a champion for Africa" when he and other world leaders meet next week to discuss a new African development plan.
Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the event -- which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre beginning at 9 p.m. ET on the cable channel (and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. PT) -- are keeping specific plans under wraps until show time.
Manson Pleads No Contest To Charges

Manson Pleads No Contest To Charges

Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a Michigan concert, pleaded no contest today (June 19) to charges of being a disorderly person and assault and battery.
Morcheeba Looks To Brazil For 'Charango'

Morcheeba Looks To Brazil For 'Charango'

U.K. dance/electronic trio Morcheeba will release its fourth studio album, "Charango," July 1 internationally via EastWest and July 16 in North America on Reprise/Sire. The 12-track set finds the band reveling in a sound heavily inspired by the Brazilian Tropicalia movement, augmented by its usual blend of soul, R&B, and trip-hop touches.
2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly Hills. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers.
Chili Peppers Take The Long 'Way' Back

Chili Peppers Take The Long 'Way' Back

Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. album, "By the Way," due in stores July 9. He took inspiration from love's immeasurable joys and also from its knotty pitfalls, creating a compelling follow-up to the group's 1999 smash hit "Californication." First single "By the Way" is No. 2 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart after just two weeks of airplay.
Jason Newsted Sued Over Band Name

Jason Newsted Sued Over Band Name

Unsigned Dallas-based rock band Echo Drain has filed an eight-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, his new group, and his record label, Chophouse Records, Billboard Bulletin reports.
Raitt, Lovett Slate Summer U.S. Swing

Raitt, Lovett Slate Summer U.S. Swing

Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer. The duo will kick off a U.S. tour, their second together, July 26 in Birmingham, Ala., and remain out through a Sept. 22 finale at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Ex-Guitarist Settles With Third Eye Blind

Ex-Guitarist Settles With Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind has settled with its former guitarist Kevin Cadogan, who had sued the band over unpaid royalties upon his termination two years ago. Terms of the settlement, reached one day into the trial, were not disclosed.

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