1. Dr. Dre Nailed For $1.5M In Sample Suit

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles jury yesterday (May 6) found that Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) illegally used segments of the 1980 tune "Backstrokin'" in his song "Let's Get High" (co-written by Eminem and others) A Los Angeles jury yesterday (May 6) found that Dr. Dre (real…

  2. Shine

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan. Shine is a minor-key album from a major-key producer, Daniel Lanois, who has worked on landmark recordings with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.…

  3. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  4. Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with the release of "Buzzcocks: Inventory -- Singles Box Set." The set will collect the group's 14 singles recorded for EMI, from its f Punk pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with…

  5. Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "Faceless," and leads the charge of seven top-20 entries on the album chart. The Universal album sold 269,000 copies in the U.S., accordi Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  7. U.K. Publisher Sues Dre, Eminem Over Sample

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A London music publisher has filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit seeking a jury trial against Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young), Eminem (Marshall Mathers), Interscope Records, and Universal A London music publisher has filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit seeking a jury…

  8. Toby Keith Is 'Flameworthy' Three Times Over

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held last night at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards,…

  9. Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping…

  10. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lucinda Williams/Jayhawks A pair of roots rock veterans, Lucinda Williams and the Jayhawks, release new albums this week for Lost Highway. Williams' "World Without Tears" is the follow-up to 2001's "Essence," which debuted at No. 28 on The Billboard 200. The set…

  11. Silver Lake

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The title of the Georgia-based musician's latest set namechecks the Los Angeles neighborhood of the rambling mansion where this set was cut in a two-week sprint last year. The title of the Georgia-based musician's latest set namechecks the Los Angeles neighborhood of the rambling…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  13. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  15. Lanois Declares Producing Moratorium

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Daniel Lanois, known for his production work for such artists as Bob Dylan and U2, is "not producing anything for about a year." The artist/producer made the declaration yesterday (March 13) in respon Daniel Lanois, known for his production work for such artists as Bob Dylan and U2,…

  16. Buzzcocks Still Razor Sharp On New Merge Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST For most punk rock bands, a propensity for intensity is par for the course. It's not uncommon to see a band squeeze out several albums of sheer greatness and then break up while at the height of its e For most punk rock bands, a propensity for intensity is par for the course. It's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star'

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Third Eye Blind, 311, 'Nashville Star' AOL Music's First Listen initiative will tomorrow (March 14) debut "Blinded (When I See You)," drawn from modern rock act Third Eye Blind's upcoming album, "Out of the Vein," due May 13 via Elektra. The cut…

  18. CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards. Toby Keith and actress Pamela Anderson will host the event, which will take place April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and air live on CMT beginning at 8…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anthony Kiedis, Tori Amos, Hall & Oates Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has inked a deal with Hyperion Books to publish his memoir, "Scar Tissue." Due in the fall of 2004, the tome will cover Kiedis' battles with drug addiction plus tales from his life…

  20. Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Club Fire

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R.I., club fire that killed 98 people and injured about twice as many. The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R…

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