1. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  2. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 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, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  3. Supreme Court Rejects Mattel's Barbie Song Appeal

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over its lawsuit against MCA Records Inc., claiming the 1997 pop hit "Barbie Girl" had infringed on the toy maker's doll tradem The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the…

  5. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  6. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re…

  7. Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises will collaboratively release CD companions to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series "The Blues." As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises…

  8. 'Down With Wilco' To Surface On Yep Roc

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5, originally slated for release by the now-extinct Mammoth Records, will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 v The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5,…

  9. Limp Bizkit, 'Big Day' Organizers Decried In Fan Death

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST An Australian coroner criticized rock act Limp Bizkit and the organizers of a January 2001 open-air music festival over the death of a teenage fan caught in a crush at the event during the band's perf An Australian coroner criticized rock act Limp Bizkit and the organizers of a January…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  11. Reggae Greats Reinterpret UB40

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love" series of covers, veteran U.K.-based pop reggae act UB40 has assembled a who's who of reggae greats to reinterpret 14 of the ba Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love…

  12. New Book Chronicles Pete Best's Beatles Adventures

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim, the man dismissed by the Beatles when they were on the very cusp of becoming the most successful group of all time. Th For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim,…

  13. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2002 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…

  15. Creeper Lagoon Retools Lineup For New EP

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bay Area alternative rock act Creeper Lagoon is currently at work on an EP for Brooklyn independent label Arena Rock Recording Company with eyes on a late 2002 or early 2003 release, according to a la Bay Area alternative rock act Creeper Lagoon is currently at work on an EP for Brooklyn…

  16. Billboard.com, Broadjam Plan Copyright Search

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online music search service that will provide entertainment and media professionals with a central source of copyrig Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online…

  17. Coldplay Goes For Greatness

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although he knows it will sound slightly corny and mildly arrogant in print, with a little nudging Coldplay's Chris Martin admits, "We want to be the best band of all time." Taking it one step further and acknowledging that this…

  18. Wilco's 'Heart' Heads To DVD; New Album In Works

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" is gradually making its way across the country, but even after a year-and-a-half following and filming the band, director/ph Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break…

  19. Sheryl Crow Lines Up Post-Jeep Solo Trek

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is already on the horizon. Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is…

  20. Thirty Years On, 'Ziggy' Still Shines

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released an album with a strange and extraordinarily long-winded title. "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spid On June 6, 1972, a moderately successful left-field musician named David Bowie released…

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