1. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  2. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids…

  6. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson 'Somewhere' Out There Country veteran Alan Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" (Arista Nashville) has already spawned a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with the Jimmy Buffett duet "It's Five O'Clock…

  7. Alive IV

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seeing a video of Kiss backed by the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra—each member in the band's signature face makeup designs—is great fun, especially for longtime Kiss fans. Seeing a video of Kiss backed by the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra—each member in the band's…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

  9. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ween Sailing To 'Quebec' Ween spent most of the 1990s as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that kicked around in country rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of Aaron "Gene Ween"…

  10. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith , the…

  11. New Napster: 'Independence,' 'Innovation'

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT By Christmas this year, Napster's enigmatic cat logo will again lure consumers into downloading music. But this time it will discard its file-sharing heritage and be entirely legal, with a wealth of n By Christmas this year, Napster's enigmatic cat logo will again lure consumers…

  12. Schools Move To Quash Illegal Download Subpoenas

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, citing privacy concerns, have moved to quash subpoenas issued by the recording industry to discover the identities of students accused of Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, citing privacy concerns, have…

  13. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss 'Kiss' This Just when you thought they'd tried everything else, Kiss invades record stores again this week with "Kiss Symphony -- Alive IV," the first release on its own Kiss Records through Sanctuary. The double-disc set chronicles the band's Feb. 28…

  14. Jackson's 'Greatest' Offers New Tunes, Bonus Disc

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will feature 16 favorites by the artist, two new songs and a bonus disc with eight additional tracks. Due Aug. 12 via Arista Nashville, the set boa Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single g 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his…

  16. Aimster Injunction Upheld

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a preliminary injunction against the peer-to-peer service Aimster and its owner, John Deep. The U.S. District The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a…

  17. New Aerosmith Album Bumped To January

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over the summer and fall and will most likely be released in January by Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billb Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at…

  19. Paul Stanley Working On Solo Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Stanley says he's working with a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist…

  20. Senator Takes Aim At Illegal Downloads

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed. That's the suggestion made yesterday (June 17) by Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a…

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