1. Drowning Pool Singer Remembered On DVD

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act Drowning Pool, whose singer Dave Williams died of natural causes during the band's stint on this summer's Ozzfest tour. Dubb Wind-Up Records is preparing a DVD chronicling the history of hard rock act…

  2. Billboard Bits: Vandals, Little Steven, Loose Fur

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Vandals, Little Steven, Loose Fur Punk rock act the Vandals has been tapped to headline the 2002 Kung Fu Records tour, which will also boast labelmates Tsunami Bomb and Audio Karate. The West Coast leg of the U.S. tour will kick off Nov. 1 in Salt Lake City and run through Nov. 15…

  3. Duritz Headed To NYC As Crows Hit The Road

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Could a move to New York for Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz cure his incessant insomnia? Throughout all four of the groups DGC studio albums, including the recent "Hard Candy," this sleeplessness Could a move to New York for Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz cure his…

  4. Update: The Promise Ring Calls It Quits

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Milwaukee-based underground rock quartet the Promise Ring has split, an Anti/Epitaph label spokesperson confirms. On tour to support its recent label debut "Wood/Water," the band reportedly announced Milwaukee-based underground rock quartet the Promise Ring has split, an Anti…

  5. Townshend Weighs In On The Who's 'Next'

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who, which recently wrapped a successful North American tour despite the late June death of founding bassist John Ent Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who,…

  6. Oasis Heads Q Awards Nominations

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With three nods, Oasis leads the nominations for the 13th annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 21 at the Ex-Saatchi Gallery in London. The band is vying for the "best act in the world today" honor -- an a With three nods, Oasis leads the nominations for the 13th annual Q Awards, to be…

  7. Songwriter Says Roxette Stole His Tune

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group Roxette stole one of his songs, robbing him of potential earnings and causing him "seven years of emotional trauma." Stepha A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group…

  8. Iommi Holding Out Hope For New Sabbath Album

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black Sabbath reissue program, the band's next studio album -- the first to feature its classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne ( Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black…

  9. Blink/Box Car Drummer Revs Up In Transplants

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the Transplants' self-titled debut, a merging of punk heavyweights Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Travis Barker (Blink 182/Box C Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the…

  10. Surgery Sidelines ZZ Top's Beard

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform last night (Oct. 14) at Le Zenith. ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform…

  11. TMBG Get Literary On McSweeney's Trek

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th anniversary, just released the Rhino anthology "Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants," and continues to tour nearly They Might Be Giants are busier than ever. The group, celebrating its 20th…

  12. Toad The Wet Sprocket To Reform For Crows Shows

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting Crows in California. Four years after breaking up, modern rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited and will open some December shows for the Counting…

  13. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  14. 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…

  15. Reel Big Fish Survives Bus Fire

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire at a truck stop in Kingdom City, Mo. The six band members and three crewmen were sleeping on the bus Saturday Members of veteran ska band Reel Big Fish escaped unharmed when their tour bus caught fire…

  16. MTV Europe Beams Bruce Live From Barcelona

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's stop in Barcelona on Wednesday (Oct. 16) will be seen by millions of viewers via a host of MTV Europe channels. "A Night With Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" will be broad Bruce Springsteen's stop in Barcelona on Wednesday (Oct. 16) will be…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  18. Aura

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aura marks a resurgence of sorts for veteran quasi goth-rock lads the Mission U.K. Aura marks a resurgence of sorts for veteran quasi goth-rock lads the Mission U.K. Get past the fact that at times, this sounds like a U2 tribute disc comprised of original songs—with the to-be-expected Cure…

  19. The Instigator

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller takes advantage of a band break here to show off the pop instincts he's sharpened over the past few yea With his bandmates settling into married lives and/or fatherhood, Old 97's…

  20. Fall of the Plastic Empire

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Originally released last year by indie label File 13, Fall of the Plastic Empire has been reissued by V2 while this Philadelphia combo works on its label debut. Originally released last year by indie label File 13, Fall of the Plastic Empire has been reissued by V2 while this Philadelphia…

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