1. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ""A Tribute To Hank Williams"" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim 1999 - Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever…

  2. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  4. Estefan, Branch Sign On For 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for the third annual "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars" benefit concert. Set for Oct. 10 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for…

  5. Combs Ordered To Pay Damages To Limo Driver

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2.45 million in damages to a man who says he was injured by Combs' bodyguards at a Winston-Salem, N.C., concert in 1995. Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2…

  6. Shirelles, 5th Dimension Join Vocal Group Hall

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on the podium, Florence LaRue fought back the tears last weekend as the group received their Harmony Awards as in With her fellow 5th Dimension members Lamonte McLemore and Willie Williams joining her on…

  7. Whitney All Wet In Water Dispute

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston was issued a summons for violating New Jersey's water-use restrictions after police found sprinklers running at her Mendham Township estate. "Nobody gets special treatment here," polic Whitney Houston was issued a summons for violating New Jersey's water…

  8. Billboard Bits: Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ramones Tribute, Lil' Kim, Sammy Hagar The release of "We're a Happy Family," the long-awaited Ramones tribute album spearheaded by Rob Zombie, has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12 on DV8/Columbia Records. As previously reported , the set features contributions…

  9. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  10. Hives Take To The Net In Label Fight

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hives frontman Nicholaus Arson has issued a statement on the band's Web site claiming its contract with Burning Heart Records/Epitaph had expired, therefore leaving the group free to sign a worldwide Hives frontman Nicholaus Arson has issued a statement on the band's official Web…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins ""apparently overindulged during festivities"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  12. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz…

  15. Santana, Whitney, Lavigne Head To DataPlay

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Arista announced today (Aug. 5) that it plans to release albums from Santana, Whitney Houston, and Avril Lavigne on pre-recorded DataPlay digital media. The label struck a deal with DataPlay -- a coin Arista announced today (Aug. 5) that it plans to release albums from Santana, Whitney…

  16. Indie Acts 'Lose' It For Kristofferson

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter Kris Kristofferson, "Nothing Left to Lose," for an Oct. 8 release. The set will be the second indie compilation to hon Independent label Incidental Music is preparing a tribute to legendary songwriter…

  17. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max R 2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He…

  19. Home Wrecker

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The retro CD cover and killer Bobbi Gentry hairdo don't fully set the tone for what Grey De Lisle is all about on this genre-hopping head-scratcher. The retro CD cover and killer Bobbi Gentry hairdo don't fully set the tone for what Grey De Lisle is all about on this genre-hopping…

  20. Sigur Ros Cancels Euro Festival Dates

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros has backed out of six European festival appearances in order to finish work on its next MCA studio album. Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros has backed out of six European festival appearances in order to finish work on its next MCA studio album …

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