1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Oasis Cancels Show Over Terror Concern

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears following this month's terrorist attacks. A spokesperson cited "recent terrorist attacks both in Bali and the Philippines" British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  17. 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'…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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