1. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and "…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  3. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  4. Omertá

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Omertá is Italian for "code of silence," but for talented Kansas indie duo the Belles—aka Christopher Tolle and Jake Cardwell—it means "lo-fi." This, the duo's debut disc, is a ta Omertá is Italian for "code of silence," but for talented Kansas indie duo the…

  5. Har Mar Superstar: Soul From An Unlikely Source

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few artists personify the spirit of the independent music world as well as Har Mar Superstar. In fact, only the indie world could create this musical mass of contradiction. He's a chubby white guy from Minnesota who likes to merge disco…

  6. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  7. Arrest Made In 1993 Zapata Slaying

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder after DNA linked him to the death of Gits lead singer Mia Zapata in 1993, police said over the weekend. Seattle police said Jesus C. Mezquia, 48 A Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder after DNA linked him to the death of…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  10. 'Suge' Knight Denounces Arrest

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight charged his arrest for alleged parole violations was a misguided effort by police to salvage their investigation of a string of homicides. Knight, 37, was taken into Los Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight charged his arrest for alleged parole…

  11. Twisted Sister Ready To Rock Again

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the '80s hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock," will reunite for at least two shows next summer. The New York-based quintet is confir Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the &…

  12. Rap Mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested yesterday (Dec. 23) for allegedly violating the terms of his parole, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said. The alleged parole violations involve his a Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested yesterday (Dec.…

  13. Girls Aloud Nabs U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. The two-horse race between the male and female groups created from the ITV tal The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for…

  14. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  15. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  16. Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-l While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early…

  17. UB40 To Play Sri Lanka Peace Concert

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Saturday (Dec. 14). The U.K.-based reggae band, the biggest act to come to the island since a peace bid start Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of…

  18. Man Murdered At Sean Paul Video Shoot

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul. Paul, whose single "Gimme the Light" is No. 8 this Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a…

  19. Busta Rhymes' Success Is 'Safe'

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Busta Rhymes is an unstoppable creative force. Coming off the platinum-plus success of "Genesis," his J Records debut, Rhymes returned Nov. 26 with his sophomore J release -- and sixth career offering -- "It Ain't Safe No More…

  20. 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…

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