Austin, Jones Set For 'HIP' Jazz Benefits

Austin, Jones Set For 'HIP' Jazz Benefits

The hip sounds of Patti Austin, Elvin Jones, Dianne Reeves, and Ramsey Lewis will be the focal point of a slate of New York benefit concerts. Sponsored by the HIP Health Plan of New York, the HIP Jazz Concert Series will present the artists across two shows March 4-5 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
Judge Rules Jardine Cannot Tour As Beach Boys

Judge Rules Jardine Cannot Tour As Beach Boys

The Beach Boys' Al Jardine will have to get around without using the name of the band that helped define the 1960s California sound, a U.S. court of appeals ruled yesterday (Jan. 28) in San Francisco.
Senator Reintroduces Bill On Competition In Radio

Senator Reintroduces Bill On Competition In Radio

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) yesterday (Jan. 28) reintroduced his Competition in Radio and Concert Industries Act, which he says will help consumers, small and independent radio station owners, and indie concert promoters by prohibiting anti-competitive practices in the radio and concert industries. The Eagles' Don Henley will be among the witnesses at a hearing tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions of Ice Cube's first four album in coming weeks. On Feb. 25, "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and "Death Certificate" will be issued, with "The Predator" and "Lethal Injection" to follow on March 11. Additionally, the label will release "Ice Cube: The Video Collection" on DVD on April 1.
KaZaA Strikes Back At Entertainment Industry

KaZaA Strikes Back At Entertainment Industry

The owners of the KaZaA file-sharing network are suing the movie and recording industries, claiming that they don't understand the digital age and are monopolizing entertainment.
Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, Morissette and Gabriel will be bestowed with Patrick Lippert Awards, named for Rock The Vote's late executive director. Chuck D, meanwhile, will be honored with the group's Founder's Award.
Eclectic Rockers Drafted For Pearl Jam Tour Support

Eclectic Rockers Drafted For Pearl Jam Tour Support

Pearl Jam has drafted Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks as the support acts for its 2003 North American tour. Sleater-Kinney will support beginning with the April 1 Denver tour opener through April 18 in Nashville, with Sparta taking over from April 19 in Atlanta through May 3 in State College, Pa.
Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, Jeff Baxter, Joe Satriani, Slash, and Steve Vai (whose Favored Nations label will release the set on April 22) have all contributed their fretboard skills to this project simply underlines the enormous influence the 1960s band has had on succeeding generations of musicians.
Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden. These acts have 18 Grammy nominations among them, with Nelly, Springsteen, and Jones boasting five each. Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has paired with the Warner Music Group for the Feb. 11 release of the "2003 Grammy Nominations" CD.
First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group of recordings to be entered into the National Recording Registry, which was initiated by Congress in 2000.
RIAA Probes Web Site Hacking

RIAA Probes Web Site Hacking

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), together with federal law-enforcement officials, is investigating the hacking of its Web site over the weekend.
McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two-and-a-half hours each night, with no opening act on the bill.

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