1. Concertgoers Sue Over Bizkit Chicago Show

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Attendees of a July concert by Limp Bizkit in Cicero, Ill., have filed a class-action breach-of-contract suit against frontman Fred Durst and the band's corporate entity, Limp Bizness, claiming they w Attendees of a July concert by Limp Bizkit in Cicero, Ill., have filed a class-action…

  2. 'Myst' Sings Along With Peter Gabriel

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel will contribute his musical talents to "Myst," one of the best-selling video game franchises in history. Peter Gabriel will contribute his musical talents to "Myst," one of the best-selling video game franchises in history. Gabriel has licensed the previously…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  4. Ice Cube To Heat Up 'XXX' Sequel

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "XXX" sequel. Director Rob Cohen has also opted out of the sequel to the 2002 action film about an extreme athlete-turned-s With Vin Diesel stepping aside, Ice Cube has landed the starring role in the "…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  6. RIAA Will Notify P2P Users Before Suing

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Speaking during a Senate panel yesterday (Sept. 30), Recording Industry Association of America chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol announced a major change to the group's peer-to-peer enforcement policies. Speaking during a Senate panel yesterday (Sept. 30), Recording Industry Association of…

  7. Linkin Park Gets OK For Malaysia Gig

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has received the government's permission to perform next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- but the hard rock band won't be allowed to scream, jump around or wear shorts onstage. Linkin Park has received the government's permission to perform next month in Kuala…

  8. The Who 'Hearing' New Music

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who appears to be finally giving way to action. A post on guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site reveals that he an Years of discussion about a new studio album from the surviving members of the Who…

  9. Jay-Z Plans NYC Benefit Concert

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event at Madison Square Garden will benefit the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and the Shawn Carter Scholars Jay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event…

  10. Earle, Bragg, Morello Demand 'Truth'

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Political singer/songwriters Steve Earle and Billy Bragg will join ex-Rage Against The Machine/current Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello next month for the Tell Us the Truth tour. Political singer/songwriters Steve Earle and Billy Bragg will join ex-Rage Against The Machine/current Audioslave…

  11. Underworld

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for soundtracks of a gothic nature. The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for…

  12. Billboard Bits: Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth The Beatles' Apple Corps company has sued Apple Computer for breach of contract. In an action filed in early July in London's High Court, Apple Corps claims that the computer maker's iPod portable player and iTunes Music Store…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  14. Moore, Dion, Mya Join 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!" benefit for breast cancer research. Moore will also perform at the benefit alongside Celine Dion, Anastacia, Alison Krauss &amp Mandy Moore has signed on as the host of the fourth annual "Women Rock!…

  15. RIAA Sues File Sharers, Offers Amnesty

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America today (Sept. 8) announced the filing of more than 250 copyright-infringement suits against individual peer-to-peer network users accused of trading massiv The Recording Industry Association of America today (Sept. 8) announced the filing of more…

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets back to normal this week and that means new…

  17. Jane's Addiction 'Strays' Toward Gravity Games

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction is a last-minute addition to this year's Gravity Games and will to perform Sept. 12 at the fifth annual event in Cleveland. Also featuring Static X and Simple Plan, who will headline Jane's Addiction is a last-minute addition to this year's Gravity Games…

  18. Cher Signs U.S. Deal With Warner Bros.

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U.S. After Cher split with the U.K. company, the U.S. division continued to work songs from her 2002 studio Cher, who parted ways with Warner U.K. last year, has been picked up by Warner Bros. in the U…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry's tribute to Minnie Pearl. The previous year's winner, Kathy Mattea, presents the award to Warin 2002 - Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award…

  20. Nugent Sues Michigan Fest Over Show Cancelation

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent filed a civil complaint Aug. 21 in Grand Rapids (Mich.) Federal Court regarding the cancelation of his planned June 30 appearance at the Summer Celebration in Muskegon, Mic Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent filed a civil complaint Aug. 21 in Grand Rapids (Mich.) Federal…

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