1. Lovin' Spoonful's Yanovsky Dead At 57

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He was 57. After busking in Toronto during his teens, Yanovsky's first break cam Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky died of a heart attack Friday…

  2. McCartney Offers DVD Buyers A Little Extra

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Purchasers of Paul McCartney's recent "Back in the U.S." concert video will get a special treat beginning Monday (Dec. 16), when Capitol launches a "secret Web site" that can only be accessed by placi Purchasers of Paul McCartney's recent "Back in the U.S.…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at the Academy club in Birmingham, U.K., breaking two ribs and injuring his back. As a result, the final two shows o 2000 - Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at…

  4. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy:…

  5. Skyline

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The opening track of Steve Howe's Skyline sounds like it could have come off a Yes album, with its heraldic synthesizer chords trumpeting a grand entrance while Howe's electric guitar rips out the soa RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 The opening track of Steve Howe's Skyline sounds like it…

  6. AC/DC Rides The Highway To Epic

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic, the first fruit of which will be refurbished reissues of seminal albums such as "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," and "Dirty Dee Australian rock icons AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More Online music service Pressplay will be the sole distributor of music from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film "Two Weeks Notice," which opens Dec. 20, Billboard Bulletin reports. Music from the Warner Bros. movie -- including…

  9. Unwritten Law Signs With Lava

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. The California-based group's maiden release for Lava will…

  10. Sum 41 Readies 'Infected' Release

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most people, passing out in a deserted field while large birds peck at your head would be unpleasant. For Sum 41, it was an experience that inspired the title of its latest release, "Does This Look Infected?," due tomorrow (Nov. 26)…

  11. Top Talent To Rock New Year's With Clark

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark will be joined by the likes of Nelly, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Justin Timberlake as he rings in the new year with a trio of ABC television specials. For the 31st consecutive year, C Dick Clark will be joined by the likes of Nelly, Missy "Misdemeanor"…

  12. Family Taps Zappa Vault With New Imprint

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dweezil Zappa has started a new label, Vaulternative, to make available scores of unreleased recordings by his late father, Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa has started a new label, Vaulternative, to make available scores of unreleased recordings by his late father, Frank Zappa. The first release, …

  13. Stars Sign On For Holiday Events

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn Rimes will celebrate with celebrities in Hollywood, while country artist Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack will rub el To do their part in kicking off the 2002 holiday season, Destiny's Child and LeAnn…

  14. Blur Slips New Single Into Stores

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album, inconspicuously released one of the tracks in the region on a cryptically marked white-label 7-inch vinyl sin Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album,…

  15. Backstreet Boy's Boat Wins Key West Race

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo recording career -- easily won the Super Vee class yesterday (Nov. 20) during the first of two races that co A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo…

  16. Weller Shines Light On U.S. Album Release

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his latest solo album, "Illumination." The disc will be issued Jan. 14 via Yep Roc records in an expanded version that will English pop statesman Paul Weller has set a North American release date for his…

  17. Worship Again

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recording a live praise and worship album involves a number of factors—namely blending the artist/worship leader's contributions with the congregations' participation and making the listener fe Recording a live praise and worship album involves a number of factors—namely blending…

  18. The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Siouxsie & the Banshees were one of the premier and seminal groups to emerge out of London's thriving underground punk movement in the late '70s. Siouxsie & the Banshees were one of the premier and seminal groups to emerge out of London's thriving underground punk…

  19. Coolio Performs For Peacekeeping Troops

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers Hall on Eagle Base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the trip, Coolio also performed and visited with tr Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers…

  20. Reed Readies 'Raven' Record

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired by 19th-century author/poet Edgar Allen Poe, and will feature guest appearances by David Bowie, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, and jazz saxo Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired…

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