1. Libertad

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chilean rock band La Ley's long-awaited studio set, which follows the success of its MTV Unplugged album, showcases a harder-edged band, one that highlights urgent messages with crunching guitars. Chilean rock band La Ley's long-awaited studio set, which follows the success of its…

  2. U.K. Judge: 'Shizzle My Nizzle' Not Offensive

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To the ears of a High Court judge, it is hardly surprising if rap music sounds like Greek, but one member of the bench went one step further yesterday (June 5). To the ears of a High Court judge, it is hardly surprising if rap music sounds like Greek, but one member of the bench went one step…

  3. Clear Channel Stations Draw Ownership Protests

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators not to allow large media companies to increase their control over television, radio, and newspapers. The demo Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators…

  4. Pavarotti Holds Benefit For Iraqis

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bono, members of Queen, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Liza Minnelli all joined Luciano Pavarotti last night (May 27) in Modena, Italy, for a concert to help the United Nations deal with the humani Bono, members of Queen, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Liza Minnelli all joined Luciano…

  5. DVD Collects Hip-Hop Video Classics

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., Whodini, the Pharcyde, and UTFO make up the "Lyricist Lounge: Hip-Hop Video Classics" DVD. Due July 8 through Image Entertainment, the disc will feature 13 of th Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., Whodini, the Pharcyde, and UTFO make up the…

  6. Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Tampere Philharmonic/John Storgards, conductor and violin

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as Arvo PÄrt, Giya Kancheli, and Henryk GorÉcki, as well as forebears Schnittke, Luto Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as…

  7. Suit Against Van Morrison Proceeds

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the singer had ruined him by canceling a concert. An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the…

  8. DOJ Backs RIAA In Verizon Copyright Suit

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a major victory for record companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has sided with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its ongoing lawsuit against Internet service provider Ve In a major victory for record companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has sided with the…

  9. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new EP from the Flaming Lips, "Fight Test," featuring the title cut, two new songs, and covers of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Radiohead's "Knives Out,"…

  10. Live at 12th & Porter

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the results are predictably raucous. Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the…

  11. Police Nab Suspects In Kidnapping Of Thalia's Sisters

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police in Mexico City have arrested three suspected members of a kidnapping ring believed responsible for abducting the sisters of Mexican pop singer Thalia, the justice department said yesterday (Apr Police in Mexico City have arrested three suspected members of a kidnapping ring believed…

  12. Oleander Gets More Aggressive, Focused

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to performance, playing live is a band's proving ground. This is becoming even more critical to an act's longevity, as groups log continuous stretches on the road to remain viable against a background of declining album…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on the "Later with Luuk Show." In a…

  14. System's Tankian Explores His Roots With Serart

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Long outspoken in his political beliefs, it's no surprise that System Of A Down's Serj Tankian has voiced his opposition to an U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Yet now he's content to let bombs do the talki Long outspoken in his political beliefs, it's no surprise that System Of…

  15. Norway Court To Rehear Case Over DVD Software

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian appeals court in Oslo has agreed to rehear the case involving a local teenager accused of creating and publishing software that allows people to view movie DVDs on the Internet without aut A Norwegian appeals court in Oslo has agreed to rehear the case involving a local teenager…

  16. Country for True Lovers

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With three albums to her credit, Los Angeles chanteuse Eleni Mandell temporarily abandons Weill-style neo-noir for a poised move into country. With three albums to her credit, Los Angeles chanteuse Eleni Mandell temporarily abandons Weill-style neo-noir for a poised move into country. Mandell…

  17. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Finn Bros., Tom Glazer Massive Attack principal 3-D (real name: Robert Del Naja) was arrested Tuesday at his home in Bristol, England, in connection with downloading child pornography from the Internet. The 36-year-old musician was also questioned on an alleged…

  18. Ice Cube Cool With Multi-Pic Revolution Studios Deal

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and Bruce Willis, is adding a fourth key player: Ice Cube. The rapper-turned-actor has signed to star in and prod Revolution Studios, whose roster includes such talents as Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and…

  19. Update: Lollapalooza Roars Back With Jane's, Queens

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age, Audioslave, Incubus, and Jurassic 5 are among the acts that will topline the revived Lollapalooza festival this summer. The event, initially spearheaded by J Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age, Audioslave, Incubus, and Jurassic 5 are…

  20. Whitney Houston's Father Dies

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early days of R&B, died Sunday (Feb. 2) after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 82. Housto John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early…

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