1. Precious

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12-cut album that further demonstrates the compelling vision of singer/songwriter/ guitarist Jimmy Gnecco. The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

  3. Lawsuit Aims At Otis Redding Bio

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a biography he wrote about the soul music legend. Zelma Redding and Phil Walden are suing former reporter Scott Freeman, auth Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a…

  4. Death Row Offices Raided By Police

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and 16 other locations in Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area today (Nov. 14) as part of a murder investigation. Search warrants Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight…

  5. Sony's Arjona Delivers 'Saintly Sin'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A look at the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in recent months reveals that depth -- in the form of more contemplative, personal albums that seem more driven by personal conviction than commercial concern -- has had a particularly good showing…

  6. Clemons Released From Hospital

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released from the hospital following eye surgery to repair a detached retina, according to his publicist. The 60-year-old saxo Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for 1999 - Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held…

  9. Kill Your Television

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Reunion Show might have fit perfectly into the 1980s music scene. The Reunion Show might have fit perfectly into the 1980s music scene. Its synthesizer-heavy, upbeat pop/rock tunes almost seem like missing pages from an earlier, less serious era, and bands such as the Cars come to mind…

  10. Chili Peppers' EMI Output Expanded for Reissue

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first four studio albums will be reissued Jan. 28 by EMI. Housing rare bonus material, the newly remastered versions of the group's 1984 eponymous debut, 1985's "Freaky Styl The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first four studio albums will be…

  11. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops Friends, family, and fans of late rap star Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) have formed a coalition to raise money for the Mizell family, to pay for education for his three children, and to help bring the investigation of the artist&…

  12. Fans Mourn Jam Master Jay As Investigation Continues

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was fatally shot, bereaved fans laid flowers, candles, personal notes, and an Adidas sneaker -- a reference to the group's hit song "My A Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was…

  13. Pearl Jam Incites A 'Riot'

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. More than a decade after Pearl Jam attained stardom amid the Seattle-driven modern rock explosion, Eddie Vedder is quick to point out why the creative process continues to inspire him. "We have five songwriters," he says with a proud…

  14. Metallica Trudging Ahead With New Album

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official Web site earlier this week to update fans on the status of the group's next studio album. "For the first time ever," Ulrich said Metall Drummer Lars Ulrich took to the chatroom on Metallica's official…

  15. Update: Jam Master Jay Killed In NYC Shooting

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As previously reported, Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., was shot and killed last night (Oct. 30) at his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, near As previously reported , Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D…

  16. Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay Shot Dead

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) was shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y., tonight (Oct. 30), according to local news reports. Two suspects were reportedly buzzed into M Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) was shot dead in the Jamaica section of…

  17. Thalia Thanks Public For Support

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop singer Thalia thanked members of the public for their "support and prayers" after her two sisters were kidnapped in Mexico City. The statement released by her publicist was the first publi Mexican pop singer Thalia thanked members of the public for their "support…

  18. Artists Preach Artists' Rights In New York

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a series of benefit concerts for the newly formed Artists Empowerment Coalition (AEC). Held at New York's Beacon T Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a…

  19. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers…

  20. Second Kidnapped Thalia Sister Released

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Kidnappers have released Ernestina Sodi, a sister of Latin superstar Thalia (wife of Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola), after more than a month in captivity, officials said yesterday (Oct. 28). Kidnappers have released Ernestina Sodi, a sister of Latin superstar Thalia (wife of Sony Music…

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