1. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  2. Senator Withdraws Bill To Repeal 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back the state bill he introduced in January that would have repealed the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back…

  3. Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording industry's exemption to the "seven-year rule" on personal-services contracts is lashing out at the Recording Industry Associat The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording…

  4. Canadian Stars Unite Against Cancer

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors Pl Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah…

  5. Billboard Bits: Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither Pop stars Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync and Willa Ford will share hosting chores for the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant, set for Aug. 28 on South Padre Island, Texas. The event, which will also feature a performance by teenage rapper/actor Bow Wow,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  7. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  8. Labels' Accounting Practices Under Fire

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a California Senate Committee music business hearing in Sacramento, described record industry accounting practices as "in Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,"…

  17. '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,…

  18. 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.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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