1. St. Anger

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While it occurred during the course of several years, it seems as if Metallica lost its might, aura, and credibility overnight. While it occurred during the course of several years, it seems as if Metallica lost its might, aura, and credibility overnight. That's partly because with each…

  2. 14 Shades of Grey

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The multi-platinum success of Staind's last set, Break the Cycle, has surely set the bar high for follow-up 14 Shades of Grey. The multi-platinum success of Staind's last set, Break the Cycle, has surely set the bar high for follow-up 14 Shades of Grey. So high, in fact, that fans…

  3. Year of the Spider

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. Much…

  4. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To cop a simple but appropriate pun, things are steadily heating up for the band Cold. Its latest single, "Stupid Girl," is No. 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and has sold 13,000 copies in the U.S., according to…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks. 2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  7. Staind Goes 'Grey' On New Album

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey." Like its multi-platinum 2001 predecessor, "Break the Cycle," the new set was produced by Josh Abraham. No informa Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "…

  8. Godsmack Out To Rock Naysayers On 'Faceless'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band's forthcoming third studio album "Faceless," comes from the group's perception of itself through the media. Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill tells Billboard.com the title of the Boston band&…

  9. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  10. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  11. Report: Staley Died Of Heroin/Cocaine Overdose

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley died after injecting himself with a heroin and cocaine mixture known as a "speedball," according to an autopsy report from the King County (Wash.) Medical Examine Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley died after injecting himself with a heroin…

  12. Friends, Family Mourn Layne Staley

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Alice In Chains have broken their silence on the passing of lead singer Layne Staley, who was found dead in his Seattle apartment this weekend with heroin-injection parapherna The surviving members of Alice In Chains have broken their silence on the passing of lead…

  13. Police Find Heroin Kit Near Staley's Body

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heroin paraphernalia was found with the body of Layne Staley, the singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, police said yesterday (April 21). Authorities said the 34-year-old Staley lay dead in Heroin paraphernalia was found with the body of Layne Staley, the singer of the grunge rock…

  14. Alice In Chains' Layne Staley Found Dead

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Alice In Chains, was found dead in his Seattle apartment, authorities said today (April 20). He was 34. Tests were required to establish the Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the grunge band Alice In Chains, was found dead…

  15. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  16. Best-Of 'Echoes' Pink Floyd's Past

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left t Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially…

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