1. Jazz Veteran Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard, La., Jacquet was raised in Houston. As a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl Duran Duran has added additional markets and more dates to its U.K. comeback tour . Now due to kick off at Nottingham Arena on April 11, the outing will mark the first time that the band's original lineup has toured its home country in 18 years.…

  3. Ruben Settles Suit; Clay Graduates College

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has settled his lawsuit against a hip-hop clothing maker. Studdard's attorney, Byron Perkins, wouldn't release details of the settlement with 205 Flava Inc. "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has settled his lawsuit…

  4. Gap, Virgin Megastores Feeling Charitable

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. The clothing retailer will launch a TV campaign…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  6. Billboard Bits: Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Howie Day, DiFranco, Wayfaring Strangers Singer/songwriter Howie Day will release his second album, "Stop All the World Now," Oct. 7 via Epic. Produced by Youth (The Verve, Crowded House), the 11-track collection was recorded in London. The first single will be "Perfect…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  8. Ruben Allegedly Paid To Wear Jerseys On 'Idol'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to wear the company's bright jerseys on "American Idol," despite a ban by the program on such deals. Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to…

  9. Out of the Vein

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At a time when even the biggest superstars aren't guaranteed a welcome return to the charts, taking a four-year break between recordings is a bold, risky move. At a time when even the biggest superstars aren't guaranteed a welcome return to the charts, taking a four-year break…

  10. Carlton Prepping Tunes For Sophomore Album

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton is about to hit the studio to record her sophomore A&M album, with an eye on an early 2004 release. Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton is about to hit the studio to record her sophomore A&M album, with an eye on an early 2004 release. "I have to…

  11. Third Eye Blind Inspired After Hiatus

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After enduring a four-year wait between recordings, the patience of Third Eye Blind loyalists will be rewarded with a limited-edition DVD that aims to explain what the band has been up to. The DVD is packaged with the initial pressing of their…

  12. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Third Eye Blind You're So 'Vein' After enduring a four-year wait between recordings, the patience of Third Eye Blind loyalists will be rewarded this week when Elektra releases the group's new studio album, "Out of the Vein." Lead single "Blinded (When I See…

  13. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. At the city's Air Canada Centre, Joel…

  14. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or all of the 19 songs originally intended for…

  15. Third Eye Blind Links With Ebay For Spring Tour

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Third Eye Blind is launching a 20-date tour of small venues to preview its forthcoming album, "Out of the Vein," due May 13 from Elektra. Beginning April 7 in Toledo, Ohio, the band will hit venues th Third Eye Blind is launching a 20-date tour of small venues to preview its…

  16. Second Nature

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, Aitken & Waterman dance/pop hit—is the serenely incandescent singer with Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project, and on her second so Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, Aitken & Waterman dance/pop hit—is the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  18. James Brown Sued By Daughters For Royalties

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the Godfather of Soul, seeking more than $1 million in back royalties and damages for 25 songs they say they co-wrote. Deanna Br James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta against the…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

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