1. Billboard Bits: Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, R. Simmons

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Murderdolls, Narco-corridos, Russell Simmons Murderdolls, featuring Slipknot's Joey Jordison and Static X's Tripp Eisen, have lined up a nine-date U.S. tour set to begin July 30 in San Diego. The group will be road-testing songs from its upcoming debut, "Beyond the…

  2. U.K. Rockers Hit The Classroom

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to teach courses in songwriting, vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) has A new music school based in Brighton, England, has recruited a stellar cast of tutors to…

  3. Billboard Bits: Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Local H, Solomon Burke, VH1/Vogue Awards How much would you pay to see rock act Local H in your home? Fans can answer that question through online auction site eBay.com , where the band is taking bids for a live performance to be held more or less anywhere the winning bidder wants the…

  4. California Plans Probe Of Labels' Accounting

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The California Senate's Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry have tentatively set a July 23 date for a joint hearing looking into the record industry's accounting The California Senate's Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on the…

  5. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jennifer Love Hewitt, Z-Trip, & More Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Party of Five," "I Know What You Did Last Summer") will switch gears to music as she releases the album "BareNaked" Sept. 24 via Jive Records. The singer/songwriter-oriented affair…

  7. Slipknot Members Unmask Sideprojects

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, and drummer Joey Jordison have returned to a pair of long-festering side projects. Taylor and Root are wor During downtime between Slipknot tours and albums, vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root…

  8. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  9. 'O Brother' Phenomenon Continues To Grow

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two years after its release, Lost Highway's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack continues to cause ripple effects in the music industry. The Grammy-winning album of blues, mountain, and oth Nearly two years after its release, Lost Highway's "O Brother,…

  10. Ageless GBV Enjoys Another Jolt Of Youthful Enthusiasm

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's the night before New Year's Eve, and the members of Guided by Voices (GBV) are holding court in the bowels of Harlem, N.Y.'s famed Apollo Theatre a few hours before a sold-out concert with local wonderkids the Strokes.…

  11. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

  12. Billboard Bits: Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Hatfield

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Juliana Hatfield The California Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (June 18) passed "legislative intent" language on a bill that would repeal the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year rule" on personal…

  13. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  14. Ex-Guitarist Settles With Third Eye Blind

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Third Eye Blind has settled with its former guitarist Kevin Cadogan, who had sued the band over unpaid royalties upon his termination two years ago. Terms of the settlement, reached one day into the t Third Eye Blind has settled with its former guitarist Kevin Cadogan, who had sued the band…

  15. Ex-Third Eye Blind Guitarist's Suit Heads To Trial

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The lawsuit filed by former Third Eye Blind guitarist Kevin Cadogan will go to trial before a nine-person jury Monday (June 17) in Oakland, Calif. In the fraud and breach of contract suit, which was f The lawsuit filed by former Third Eye Blind guitarist Kevin Cadogan will go to trial before…

  16. J. Lo, Affleck Head To 'Jersey'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, "Jersey Girl," which will be shot in Philadelphia this summer. "I pushed to shoot in Philadelphia over Toronto because it's in Am Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star in the next Kevin Smith film, …

  17. Senator Boycotts Backstreet Boy's Testimony

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check out the glitterati who have shown up at congressional hearings recently: Julia Roberts. Christie Brinkley. Michael J. Fox. And now C-Span is looking more like "Entertainment Tonight" these days. Check…

  18. Vanessa

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her rÉsumÉ, including such gospel royalty as Yolanda Adams and the Canton Spirituals, Williams (not to be confused with the pop/R With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her résumé, including such gospel royalty as…

  19. Cow Hear This

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Compendia releases this Texas-centric compilation under the "Cowpendia" banner, and quite honestly, it aptly represents the thriving Lone Star singer/ songwriter scene via rough-and-rowdy cuts custom- Compendia releases this Texas-centric compilation under the "Cowpendia"…

  20. Judge Nixes Courtney Love's Legal Challenge

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out Courtney Love's challenge to a California labor code as part of her lawsuit against Universal Music Group and Geffen Records. Judge Fumiko Wasserman y A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out Courtney Love's challenge to a…

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