1. A Dozen Furies Winning Fans On Ozzfest

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After spending anxious months wondering if it would win MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" competition, Dallas quintet A Dozen Furies was obviously relieved when it emerged the victor. After spending anxious months wondering if it would win MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest"…

  2. Z-Trip Takes 'Shifting Gears' On Tour

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DJ Z-Trip is gearing up for a six-week North American tour, which will begin with an Aug. 3-7 stand in Los Angeles for ESPN's Summer X-Games and run through Sept. 18 in Tallahassee, Fla. DJ Z-Trip is gearing up for a six-week North American tour, which will begin with an Aug. 3-7 stand…

  3. Billboard Bits: LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton Third-season "American Idol" finalist LaToya London will release her debut album, "Love & Life," Sept. 20 via Concord. First single "Appreciate" features a guest spot from the Roots' Black Thought and will…

  4. Dinosaur Jr. Focusing On Oldies On Tour

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. "We didn't realize there was like a lot of interest,…

  5. Arular

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile. With influences that range from dancehall, hip-hop, electro, dance and world music, the debut set by the 28-year-old London-based artist (bor To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile.…

  6. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST M.I.A. M.I.A. For The Masses With the single "Galang" in dance clubs, London-based rapper M.I.A. (real name Mathangi Arulpragasam) had labels eager to work with her. But her decision to sign with Beggars Group's XL Recordings was initially based on one factor: proximity. "…

  7. Billboard Bits: Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and noted jam band Particle have teamed up to create Hydra and will launch a U.S. tour April 7 in Santa Cruz. "Hydra is about extreme music," Hart says. "Extreme music for extreme people. I need it!"…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. 2003 - A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio…

  9. Morrissey Cooking Up Live CD, DVD

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Morrissey is eyeing a spring release for his first concert album in over a decade, "Live From Earl's Court," plus a separate live DVD, "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester." The sets chronicle the former Sm Morrissey is eyeing a spring release for his first…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 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" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  12. Hawk's 'HuckJam' Returns In Fall

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall. The action sports/music outing will kick off Oct. 2 in Vancouver and visit 28 cities before closing Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fl Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall.…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  15. 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…

  16. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

  17. STP, Third Eye Blind Bolster Beyond 2002 Lineup

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stone Temple Pilots, Fatboy Slim, and Third Eye Blind have joined the lineup of the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. As previously reported, the April 12-14 event will present artists on five sta Stone Temple Pilots, Fatboy Slim, and Third Eye Blind have joined the lineup of the…

  18. Top Hip-Hop Acts Look To 'Beyond' Festival

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes have all signed on to perform during the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. Scheduled for April 12-14 in Miami's Bicentennial Park, the event will feat Rappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes have all signed on to perform during the…

  19. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

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