Two Subscription Services Debut This Week

Two Subscription Services Debut This Week

RealNetworks and Listen.com have launched their respective digital music subscription services, Billboard Bulletin reports. Real bows its version of the MusicNet service, RealOne Music, today (Dec. 4) with roughly 100,000 tracks from content partners Warner Music Group, EMI Recorded Music, BMG Entertainment, and Zomba Group. Real will also debut its integrated jukebox/media player/Web browser, the RealOne Player.
G. Love Shows His Patriotism

G. Love Shows His Patriotism

G. Love & Special Sauce leader Garrett Dutton has recorded a song inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks entitled "On 9.11.01."
Harrison's Ashes To Be Scattered In India

Harrison's Ashes To Be Scattered In India

George Harrison's long, intensely intimate relationship with Indian mysticism, music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where religious authorities said the former Beatles' ashes would be scattered in a ceremony before dawn tomorrow (Dec. 4). Harrison, 58, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Thursday and was reportedly cremated hours after his death.
U2 Wraps 'Elevation' Tour In Miami

U2 Wraps 'Elevation' Tour In Miami

U2 ended its Elevation world tour last night (Dec. 2) in Miami, 30 miles from where it began in Sunrise, Fla., nine months ago. But indeed, it was a different kind of show in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and the sold-out crowd was clearly moved by moments inspired by recent world events.
J. Lo, Kid Rock, Ja Rule To Sing For U.S. Troops

J. Lo, Kid Rock, Ja Rule To Sing For U.S. Troops

MTV will pair with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce the 90-minute holiday televised concert "For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special," set to air Jan. 1 in the U.S., and featuring performances from Jennifer Lopez, Kid Rock, and Ja Rule. The special, hosted by Carson Daly, will be produced at an undisclosed overseas U.S. military base and include concert performances, backstage footage, and stories spotlighting the stationed soldiers. It will air on the network at 2 p.m. ET on New Year's Day.
Wilco Signs With Nonesuch

Wilco Signs With Nonesuch

Chicago rock outfit Wilco has signed with Nonesuch Records for the release of its fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." While details of the deal will be announced sometime next week, Nonesuch is eyeing an April 2002 release for the set, according to a source close the group.
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Stars To Reprise 'What's Going On' At Billboard Awards

Stars To Reprise 'What's Going On' At Billboard Awards

Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Nona Gaye are among the artists who will reprise their contributions to the recent charity cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards. The performance will serve as the finale of the event, airing live tomorrow (Dec. 4) at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Jermaine Dupri, who orchestrated the "What's Going On" sessions, will also be on hand to perform.
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TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9
Jack Johnson's Hawaiian Fairytale

Jack Johnson's Hawaiian Fairytale

Few singer/songwriters can claim as unique a career launch as acoustic groovemaster Jack Johnson. With "Brushfire Fairytales," both his and the tiny Enjoy label's debut release, over the past year the 26-year-old Hawaiian has emerged as one of the freshest new voices and most sought-after artists in the independent music world.
DMB Is 'My VH1' Favorite

DMB Is 'My VH1' Favorite

With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, presented last night (Dec. 2) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rock band won for my favorite group, coolest fan Web site (nancies.org), must-have album ("Everyday," RCA), and the damn I wish I wrote that award (also known as the best song of the year honor) for "The Space Between."
Harrison Saluted By Friends, Fans

Harrison Saluted By Friends, Fans

In the '60s, Denny Laine and his Moody Blues band opened for the Beatles. On Saturday he was onstage again, this time with former Beatles drummer Pete Best paying tribute to George Harrison. Two days after hearing Harrison had died of cancer, Laine, Best, Spencer Davis, and more than a dozen other musicians remembered the "quiet Beatle" at Chicago's House of Blues.

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