1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Li'l Abner, My Fair Lady, Barnum

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Broadway producer Herman Levin and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were working on a musical called Li'l Abner before they abandoned it for another project: My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe. ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Li'L Abner REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy…

  9. Minus 5 To Tour With Extended Musical Family

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus tour" to hit select markets across the U.S. this summer. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Scott McCaughey an Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus…

  10. Mr. Children Tops First MTV Japan Video Awards

    May 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Backstreet Boys, Oasis and a slew of Japanese acts including Rip Slyme were among the winners at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Japan '02, held Friday in Tokyo. Japanese pop/rock group Mr Jay-Z, Backstreet Boys, Oasis and a slew of Japanese acts including Rip Slyme were…

  11. Ain't Dead Yet: Skinny Puppy Reforming

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seminal Canadian industrial dance/rock group Skinny Puppy is reforming and plans to record its first new studio album since 1996's "The Process." Seminal Canadian industrial dance/rock group Skinny Puppy is reforming and plans to record its first new studio album since 1996&…

  12. Country Stars Go 'Inside' NASCAR

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June 11, as Warner Bros. and Curb Records team up to release the "Inside Traxx" compilation, featuring 14 country songs by t The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June…

  13. Kravitz Goes 'Live' With Pink, Abandoned Pools

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following tours of Japan and Europe, Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour July 12 in Virginia Beach, Va. The 33-city Lenny Live trek, which will feature support from Pink and Abandon Following tours of Japan and Europe , Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour…

  14. Coldplay Eyeing June For Sophomore Album

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has set a tentative June 18 release date for its as-yet-untitled sophomore Parlophone album. The band is currently mixing the finished tracks with producer Ken Nelson. "I won U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has set a tentative June 18 release date for its as-yet…

  15. Ashanti's Singles Pave The Way

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?," and her own "Foolish" -- already charting in the top-10 on The Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B&…

  16. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  17. Corgan, Earle, Spector 'Waltz' In Chicago

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic array of artists shared the stage Saturday at Chicago's Metro for the fourth annual Waltz benefit, which organizers said raised $40,000 for Heartland Alliance's Neon Street, a local charit An eclectic array of artists shared the stage Saturday at Chicago's Metro for…

  18. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival After establishing herself as an international pop star, Britney Spears turned to acting. Now, Spears is said to be making a move into the restaurant biz. Crain's New York Business reports that Spears is partnering with noted New York…

  19. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio…

  20. Static-X To Star In Chaos! Comic

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Contemporary metal act Static-X will be the subject of an upcoming sci-fi action adventure comic book. Due July 24 from Chaos! Comics, "Static-X #1" will find the band's members -- Wayne Static, Ken J Contemporary metal act Static-X will be the subject of an upcoming sci-fi…

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