1. Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers' celebrated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but anyone who expects Thomas' new album to be a sortie through traditional blues is i Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers'…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  3. Thalia's Kidnapped Sister Released

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Laura Zapata, sister-in-law to Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola, has been released after kidnappers held her for 18 days, Mexico City's attorney general said today (Oct. 11). Bernardo Batiz said auth Laura Zapata, sister-in-law to Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola, has been released…

  4. Ono Initiates New Peace Prize

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new peace prize. Commemorating John Lennon's birthday, Yoko Ono yesterday (Oct. 9) invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to inaugurate a new…

  5. Police: Tritt's Life Threatened

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Murfreesboro, Tenn., man being held on charges of trying to have his wife harmed also discussed having country singer Travis Tritt murdered for $20,000, prosecutors said. Police and FBI agents liste A Murfreesboro, Tenn., man being held on charges of trying to have his wife harmed also…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. 2001 - Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert at Montreal…

  7. 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…

  8. Report: $1M Ransom For Thalia's Sisters

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kidnappers want $1 million for the safe release of Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi, sisters of Mexican recording star Thalia, one victim's friend said yesterday (Sept. 26). Thalia is married to Sony M Kidnappers want $1 million for the safe release of Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi,…

  9. Justin Timberlake Signs On With RADD

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Upset over the recent death of a fan hoping to see him after an appearance, 'N Sync member Justin Timberlake has signed up for a long-term partnership with Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Again Upset over the recent death of a fan hoping to see him after an appearance, 'N…

  10. Mudvayne Goes Alien For New Album

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Illinois-based hard rock outfit Mudvayne has set a Nov. 19 release date for its new Epic album, "The End of All Things To Come." The set, produced by David Bottrill (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), will Illinois-based hard rock outfit Mudvayne has set a Nov. 19 release date for its…

  11. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

  12. Driver Pleads Guilty In Halsted's Death

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca Halsted and seriously injuring another driver by driving while drunk. Brian McAllister, 34, pleaded guilty last An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to killing Betty Blowtorch lead singer/bassist Bianca…

  13. 'America' Tribute Honored With Emmys

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night's (Sept. 22) Emmy Awards for mounting a music-driven tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just 1 The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night…

  14. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career…

  15. Coroner Confirms Overdose Killed Dee Dee Ramone

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk rock icons the Ramones who was found dead in his home in June, died of a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles coroner's office said yesterday (Sept. 17). A toxico Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk rock icons the Ramones who was found dead in…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  17. Kill the Moonlight

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. With Kill the Moonlight, Spoon has created yet another brilliant pop record for the college radio crowd. Too smart for its own good, the band refuses to sit still or bow to trends. After…

  18. Timberlake Fan Killed In Hit-And-Run

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A woman who was in a crowd of people waiting to see 'N Sync star Justin Timberlake was killed Monday (Sept. 9) when a pickup traveling in reverse struck her, authorities said. A woman who was in a crowd of people waiting to see 'N Sync star Justin Timberlake was killed Monday (Sept.…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  20. Box Set, Best Of Celebrate 20 Years Of Iron Maiden

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. heavy metal act Iron Maiden will survey its 20-year history with a six-disc box set of live material and a single-disc best-of set, each due Nov. 5 via Columbia (and a day earlier interna Veteran U.K. heavy metal act Iron Maiden will survey its 20-year history with a six-disc box…

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