1. Evil Heat

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new sonic territory. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 The latest from the U.K. rock/techno unit maintains the aggressive sound of 2000's XTRMNTR while forging ahead into new…

  2. Primal Scream Unleashes Controversial 'Evil Heat'

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can still genuinely claim to be relevant 18 years into a recording career, but with seven genre-straddling albums under its belt -- and following raging controversy post-Sept. 11, 2001 -- indie-rocker-cum-psychedelic-electronica exponent…

  3. Jackson Limps To Court With Spider Bite

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday (Dec. 3) with a bandaged and swollen foot to testify in a lawsuit that alleges he failed to follow through wit Nursing a spider bite, Michael Jackson limped into a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday …

  4. Will Smith Eyeing 'I, Robot' Adaptation

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," a big-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction book series. Alex Proyas ("Dark City") will direc Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  6. Reed Readies 'Raven' Record

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired by 19th-century author/poet Edgar Allen Poe, and will feature guest appearances by David Bowie, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, and jazz saxo Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired…

  7. 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…

  8. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album ""Etta Jones Sings Lady Day."" She is 72. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album "…

  10. Taproot Tours On Tap

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in Detroit on Oct. 15, the same date that the band's sophomore album, "Welcome," will be released by Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in…

  11. Primal Scream Turns Up 'Heat' On North America

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release date for its domestic Epic debut, "Evil Heat." The album, which features contributions from Robert Plant, Kate Moss, My Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  13. Andrea Corr Goes To 'War'

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Andrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed on for her first leading role in "The Great Ceili War," a musical comedy being produced by Germany's Studio Hamburg WorldWid Andrea Corr, lead singer of the superstar Irish group the Corrs, has signed…

  14. Reprise Readies Enya Box

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four-disc box set, "Only Time * The Collection." Due Nov. 12 via Reprise, the 49-track set will be packaged in velvet and g The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  16. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye…

  17. Attention

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following two revered discs (Polydistortion and This Is Normal, both for 4AD), a move from Reykjavik to Barcelona, and a label switch (to Moonshine Music), a newly realigned Gusgus emerges with the mo Following two revered discs (Polydistortion and This Is Normal, both for 4AD), a move from…

  18. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  20. Country Vet Porter Wagoner Unplugs

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Just in time for his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Porter Wagoner is releasing "Unplugged." With a legendary recording career spanning nearly five decades under his belt, Wagoner believes the acoustic project is his…

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