1. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  2. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  3. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  4. McCartney Postpones Australia Show After Bali Bomb

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final and biggest concert of his current world tour out of respect for the victims of the Bali bomb blasts. The arti Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  6. 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…

  7. One by One

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foos frontman Dave Grohl returns with a set that ranks among his band's best work. Foos frontman Dave Grohl returns with a set that ranks among his band's best work. In recent years, Foo Fighters have emerged as a study in Grohl's contrasting tastes for Led Zeppelin-inspired…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  9. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  10. Crazy Town Bets The Farm On 'Darkhorse'

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its sophomore album, "darkhorse," Nov. 12 via Columbia. The 11-song set is led by the single "Drowning," a video for which was recently sho Los Angeles-based modern rock outfit Crazy Town will release its…

  11. Mayer Taps Randolph, Nickel Creek For Fall Tour

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Mayer will hit the road next month for a run through colleges and theaters, beginning Nov. 7 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first eight dates on the tour will feature support from R Singer/songwriter John Mayer will hit the road next month for a run through colleges and…

  12. Poll: Fans Split On Touring After Loss

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Should the surviving members of bands continue to tour after key members have passed away? It depends on the act, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 5,710 voters, 44% said "maybe," depending on the Should the surviving members of bands continue to tour after key members have…

  13. Diverse Artists On Board AIDS Benefit Bill

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cassandra Wilson, Stephanie Mills, and Rahsaan Patterson are among the artists who will participate in You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). Cassandra Wilson, Stephanie Mills, and Rahsaan Patterson are among the artists who will participate in You…

  14. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  15. Shakira Sweeps MTV Latin Video Awards

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Shakira was the big winner at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica last night (Oct. 24) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. The Colombian star won in all five categories in whi Shakira was the big winner at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica last night …

  16. Audioslave Rocks The Mic With DMX

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello,…

  17. Charges Filed In Slaying At Nelly Concert

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A prominent member of a San Diego County Indian tribe was charged yesterday (Oct. 23) with murder in the stabbing death of a man outside a Nelly concert, but no charges were filed against a tribal cha A prominent member of a San Diego County Indian tribe was charged yesterday (Oct. 23) with…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are…

  19. 43ask

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, and Deborah Cox. WHEN WILL KIM RETURN TO THE STREETS? Hello Keith, I was wondering when is the queen of rap, Lil' Kim, going to release her third LP? This album is highly…

  20. R.E.M. Recording In Vancouver

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Venerable modern rock band R.E.M. is in Vancouver working on its 13th studio album, according to a post by the band's general counsel Bertis Downs on the group's official Web site. Venerable modern rock band R.E.M. is in Vancouver working on its 13th studio album, according to a…

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