1. Edwin Starr Dies In England

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager, Lilian Kyle, confirmed. He was 61. Soul singer Edwin Starr died of an apparent heart attack yesterday (April 2) at his home near Nottingham, England, his manager,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on the "Later with Luuk Show." In a…

  3. Charges Loom In Chicago Nightclub Deaths

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21 people were killed early Sunday in a stampede, saying the owners violated a court order by keeping the club op City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub where 21…

  4. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is…

  5. R. Kelly Arrested In Florida On Porn Charges

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22) in Florida on additional similar charges after investigators said they found 12 photographs of a nude girl R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22)…

  6. Crazy Town Rides 'Darkhorse' On The Road

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse," with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise Los Angeles-based rap/rock sextet Crazy Town will hit the road in support of its…

  7. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  8. moe. Plans Tour, Picks 'Wormwood'

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Buffalo, N.Y.-based jam band moe. has finished up work on its debut iMusic album, "Wormwood." Recorded on the road and finished in the studio, the set is due Feb. 4, just days…

  9. Rise and Shine

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Randy Travis brings the same qualities to his Christian music that made him a superstar in the country industry—great songs, Kyle Lehning's production skills, and of course, that gorgeous, hear Randy Travis brings the same qualities to his Christian music that made him a superstar in the…

  10. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  11. Crazy Town Bets The Farm On 'Darkhorse'

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its sophomore album, "darkhorse," Nov. 12 via Columbia. The 11-song set is led by the single "Drowning," a video for which was recently sho Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its…

  12. Billboard Bits: Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Raekwon, 'Showtime,' Cannabis Cup Wu-Tang Clan MC Raekwon has severed ties with Columbia's Loud Records imprint and is in negotiations with several major labels for his recording career, sources say. Rumor has it that the Staten Island, N.Y.-native is also planning a…

  13. Randy Travis 'Rises' To The Occasion

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Randy Travis spent years preparing for the release of his first Christian album, "Inspirational Journey," in 2000. The project fulfilled a long-held personal goal. Now having taken the plunge, he's back with "Rise & Shine.…

  14. R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded innocent to 21 counts of child pornography today (June 26) in Chicago. Kelly, whose first name is Robert, made n R&B star R. Kelly, accused of videotaping sex acts with a 13-year-old girl, pleaded…

  15. R. Kelly Rips Critics In New Song

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B star R. Kelly, who's fighting criminal charges that he videotaped himself having sex with an underage girl, is singing a new song addressing the controversy. The track, "Heaven, I Need a Hug," R&B star R. Kelly, who's fighting criminal charges that he…

  16. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson Jack Black and Kyle Gass of comedy/rock duo Tenacious D will appear in the video for veteran metal act Dio's latest single, "Push." The clip will feature the D performing its own version of the Ronnie James Dio-sung Black Sabbath…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears After contributing songs to recent releases by Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas is getting to work on his primary band's next Lava/Atlantic album. Thomas tells Billboard that the set could be out as early as…

  18. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, 'Fairway '02,' Sugarcult Reports that have placed Bruce Springsteen in a small role in an as-yet-untitled film due to shoot this summer in New Jersey are untrue, according to a spokesperson for the artist. According to published reports, Springsteen…

  19. Tenacious D Plans Headlining U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month-long headlining tour beginning March 25 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first few dates will be intertwined with the Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month…

  20. Kid Rock Taps 'The D' For Midwest Dates

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lucky Kid Rock fans in four U.S. cities will be treated to the often awe-inspiring presence of comedy rock act Tenacious D. The duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass have signed on to open shows in Indianap Lucky Kid Rock fans in four U.S. cities will be treated to the often awe-inspiring presence…

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