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Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger's ""Goddess in the Doorway,"" his first solo album since 1993's ""Wandering Spirit.""
Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay from a funeral service today (Nov. 5) at which he was remembered as "the embodiment of hip-hop." A funeral cortege of white stretch limousines and luxury SUVs was lined up outside the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in the rapper's native Queens, N.Y. Inside, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels eulogized their friend as a great man and groundbreaking musical force.
Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is resurfacing not only with a previously announced engagement to open some December shows for the Counting Crows, but also to headline an 20-city tour starting in February 2003.
'Better' Tupac Set Springing From Vaults

'Better' Tupac Set Springing From Vaults

The catalog of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur continues to grow. The late artist's 10th album and the sixth released since his murder in September 1996 will be the double-disc "Better Dayz," due Nov. 26 from Amaru Entertainment/Interscope/Tha Row.
Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live Dec. 9 on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 13th annual awards will recognize and honor the year's most successful acts as determined by the Billboard charts. The show's hosts, additional performers, and finalists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fans, Stars Pay Final Respects To Jam Master Jay

Fans, Stars Pay Final Respects To Jam Master Jay

Thousands of fans lined up before the watchful eyes of police last night (Nov. 4) to pay their last respects to hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell). The line stretched for three long blocks outside the Queens, N.Y., funeral home where the slain Run-D.M.C. DJ lay in his signature black leather, gold jewelry, and white Adidas sneakers. Mizell will be buried today after a funeral service.
Cave, Bad Seeds Looking To Work Quickly

Cave, Bad Seeds Looking To Work Quickly

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut, "Nocturama," is to be the first of three albums released by the band over the next three years, Cave tells Billboard.
Sharon Osbourne Rethinks MTV Show

Sharon Osbourne Rethinks MTV Show

If she had to do it over again, Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn't have invited MTV's cameras into her home. At least, that's what the cancer-stricken matriarch of television's favorite dysfunctional family told ABC's Barbara Walters when she talked to her earlier this fall.

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