1. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at…

  2. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Gahan 'Paper'back Writer After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," due this week via Mute/Reprise, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at songwriting. …

  3. Trance Classics

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. For others, classical arrangements punctuated by stabbing basslines are essential. Whatever,…

  4. Now

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Five years into a recording career though only 19, Jessica Andrews is confident on Now, which showcases a more mature artist—one who remains a powerhouse vocalist. Five years into a recording career though only 19, Jessica Andrews is confident on Now, which showcases a more mature artist—one…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

  8. Stars Crowd Stevie Wonder Tribute

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs." The tribute set will feature 14 selections from Wonder's catalog re-envisioned by Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  11. Epic Readies Clash Essentials

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. The 40 songs…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst…

  17. 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…

  18. Fan Fatally Stabbed During Nelly Show

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vi A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. 2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a…

  20. 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,…

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