1. Spend the Night

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Cherry bombs with…

  2. Judge Dismisses Chuck Berry Royalty Suit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by former collaborator Johnnie Johnson, ruling that too many years had passed since the more than 30 songs in disput A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  4. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after ""Beautiful Day"" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's ""Kids"" to take the top place 2000 - For the fourth time in…

  7. Marley's 'Rastaman' Gets Expanded Treatment

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley & the Wailers' revered 1976 album "Rastaman Vibration" will be reissued in an expanded two-CD set Nov. 19 via Island/Tuff Gong/UME. Housing six previously unreleased mixes and nine prev Bob Marley & the Wailers' revered 1976 album "Rastaman…

  8. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  9. Kindred Spirits—A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted, but what separates this collection from the many that bear Cash's name this year is the simple fact that it salutes In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted,…

  10. Reggae Pulse: The Heartbeat of Jamaica

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, this disc's track listing seems rather peculiar: It's somehow unjust to put Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker songs on the same album with Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," Third World's "Now Th At first glance, this disc's track listing seems…

  11. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  12. Juanes, Rubio, More Added To MTV Latin Lineup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The Oct. 24 event, to be hosted by Argentine TV and radio pe Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the…

  13. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  16. Believe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NÜ-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised to hit a similar mark with this follow-up. Reuniting with producer Johnny K., the group opted f Nü-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised…

  17. Hear'Say Throws In The Towel

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member group was fabricated for the 2001 season of the reality series "Popstars," a precursor to "Pop Idol" that was exported to the U.S. this year U.K. pop act Hear'Say has officially split. The five-member…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  19. Top Artists Join Fight Against Illegal Downloads

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed o Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about…

  20. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently…

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