1. UB40 To Play Sri Lanka Peace Concert

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Saturday (Dec. 14). The U.K.-based reggae band, the biggest act to come to the island since a peace bid start Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of…

  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. Unwritten Law Signs With Lava

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. The California-based group's maiden release for Lava will…

  4. Billboard Bits: Houston, Tritt/Charles, Groove Armada

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Whitney Houston's free New York performance, Travis Tritt and Ray Charles' "CMT Crossroads" episode, and Groove Armada's upcoming new album. Whitney Houston will give a free performance Sunday (Dec. 8) outside New York's Lincoln Center. Houston will be…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2000 - Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 1999 -…

  7. Blur Slips New Single Into Stores

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album, inconspicuously released one of the tracks in the region on a cryptically marked white-label 7-inch vinyl sin Veteran U.K. rock act Blur, currently finishing touch-up work on its seventh studio album,…

  8. Clemons Released From Hospital

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released from the hospital following eye surgery to repair a detached retina, according to his publicist. The 60-year-old saxo Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released…

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  10. McCartney Postpones Australia Show After Bali Bomb

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final and biggest concert of his current world tour out of respect for the victims of the Bali bomb blasts. The arti Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said yesterday (Oct. 27) that he will postpone the final…

  11. Spend the Night

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Lawdy mama, the Donnas are back. They've hooked up with a major-label and they're now sounding like the Runaways gone fissile. Cherry bombs with…

  12. Oasis Cancels Show Over Terror Concern

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears following this month's terrorist attacks. A spokesperson cited "recent terrorist attacks both in Bali and the Philippines" British rock band Oasis has canceled a concert in Manila over security fears…

  13. More Strange Bruises

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro, and blew that junction place to smithereens. Cleveland's Ether Net is four guys who met at the switching yard of innumerable musical styles, pulled out the nitro,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Vandals, Little Steven, Loose Fur

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on the Vandals, Little Steven, Loose Fur Punk rock act the Vandals has been tapped to headline the 2002 Kung Fu Records tour, which will also boast labelmates Tsunami Bomb and Audio Karate. The West Coast leg of the U.S. tour will kick off Nov. 1 in Salt Lake City and run through Nov. 15…

  15. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  16. 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…

  17. Mind Elevation

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Quirky British producer George Evelyn (aka Nightmares on Wax) has been creating groundbreaking downtempo grooves for Warp since 1995. Quirky British producer George Evelyn (aka Nightmares on Wax) has been creating groundbreaking downtempo grooves for Warp since 1995. His albums Smoker's…

  18. Unwritten Law Guitarist Injured By Bomb

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris was injured last week by a bomb allegedly planted at his California home by a vindictive neighbor. Morris suffered a concussion and fluid build-up in his ears, for Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris was injured last week by a bomb allegedly planted at…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

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