Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

Merlefest Sets 2003 Lineup

Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are among the luminaries who will grace the stage at Merlefest 2003.
Delaware Judge Blocks Sale Of Napster

Delaware Judge Blocks Sale Of Napster

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has blocked the sale of file-swapping service Napster to its chief financial investor, Bertelsmann AG, marking the death of a deal that might have revived the service as a legitimate music-sharing network. Judge Peter J. Walsh made the ruling today (Sept. 3) in Wilmington, Del., according to spokespersons for both Bertelsmann and Napster.
Ronettes Royalties Case Presses On

Ronettes Royalties Case Presses On

The longstanding fight between a sixties girl group and rock'n'roll impresario Phil Spector is on the docket this week of New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The court battle between Spector and the Ronettes has been going on since 1988.
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Previewing new releases from Pam Tillis, the Replacements, and more.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - A free concert intended to be a gift from hard rock act System Of A Down to its fans in Los Angeles turns into a stage-swarming, speaker-tossing melee that results in six arrests and leaves some police officers with minor injuries.
Russia: Bass' Space Shot Scuttled

Russia: Bass' Space Shot Scuttled

'N Sync singer Lance Bass has been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut training program because his sponsors didn't come up with the $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station, a Russian space official said today (Sept. 3). Sergei Gorbunov, spokesperson for the Russian Space Agency, said the Russians negotiated with Bass "in good faith," but "his sponsors didn't fulfill the conditions of the contract and we never received the money."
U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2's second hits collection, "U2: The Best of 1990-2000," due Nov. 5 through Interscope. Dubbed "The Best of the B-Sides," the 14-track second disc includes such songs as "Summer Rain" and "Your Blue Room," as well as remixes of U2 tracks by the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Alan Moulder. The bonus DVD will boast exclusive content, including the "History Mix of U2 in the '90s."
Unwritten Law Guitarist Injured By Bomb

Unwritten Law Guitarist Injured By Bomb

Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris was injured last week by a bomb allegedly planted at his California home by a vindictive neighbor. Morris suffered a concussion and fluid build-up in his ears, forcing Unwritten Law to cancel a handful of shows over the Labor Day weekend.
Coldplay Rushes To U.K. No. 1

Coldplay Rushes To U.K. No. 1

English rock band Coldplay's sophomore album sold a quarter of a million copies in its first week to give the act an instant No. 1 on the new U.K. album sales chart, unveiled yesterday (Sept. 1). The highly anticipated "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) outsold R&B trio Sugababes' "Angels With Dirty Faces" (Universal-Island), which bowed at No. 2.
Tunes On TV

Tunes On TV

Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs find no bomb in the legendary Stone Pony nightclub, the crowd is let back in and the show continues.

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