1. GBV, Jimmy Eat World Hit The 'Picnic'

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices, Jimmy Eat World, and the Donnas will anchor the indie-focused This Ain't No Picnic festival in Irvine, Calif., this October. Returning after a two-year hiatus, the Oct. 5 event will Guided By Voices, Jimmy Eat World, and the Donnas will anchor the indie-focused This Ain…

  2. Zeppelin Denied Copyright For 'Houses Of The Holy'

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office has rejected a request by members of Led Zeppelin to renew the copyright for its 1973 Atlantic album "Houses of the Holy," listing the band as owners. The U.S. Copyright Office has rejected a request by members of Led Zeppelin to renew the copyright for its…

  3. 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…

  4. Propeller

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When you find yourself humming along with an entire album and not wanting it to end, while also feeling that the artist is being completely honest and heartfelt, the project is definitely a special on When you find yourself humming along with an entire album and not wanting it to end, while…

  5. Lost in Space

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "All the perfect drugs/And superheros/ Wouldn't be enough/To bring me up to zero," sings Aimee Mann on the opening track ("Humpty Dumpty") of this, her fourth solo offering. "All the perfect drugs/And superheros/ Wouldn't be enough/To bring me up to zero,…

  6. The Rolling Stones Remastered - Super Audio CDs

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Super Audio CD (SACD) format, offering higher-resolution audio than the standard compact disc, receives an estimable boost with the Rolling Stones Remastered, a collection of 22 titles from ABKCO The Super Audio CD (SACD) format, offering higher-resolution audio than the standard compact…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  8. Poll: Fans Can't Wait For Pearl Jam Album

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam's as-yet-untitled next album is the release rock fans are most looking forward to, according to a Billboard.com poll. Pearl Jam's as-yet-untitled next album is the release rock fans are most looking forward to, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 3,716 votes, the Seattle…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly Bon Jovi will play its first U.K. club gig in more than a decade Sept. 18 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The show is expected to be the only Bon Jovi appearance in Europe this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Aug. 24) via Ticketnet and a special…

  10. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  11. Sabbath Displays Classic 'Symptoms' On Rhino Set

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Sabbath's original lineup -- vocalist John "Ozzy" Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler, and drummer Bill Ward -- ruled heavy metal from 1970-1978, and their work during Black Sabbath's original lineup -- vocalist John "Ozzy…

  12. Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album, "A Hundred Days Off." Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album , "A…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  14. Dream Street To Resurface With New Members

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following the recent court resolution of a legal dispute, teen pop group Dream Street will resurface with new members and a new record deal, according to Louis Baldonieri, a partner in the group's New Following the recent court resolution of a legal dispute, teen pop group Dream Street…

  15. Osbourne Camp Upset With Fox News

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in May as a guest of Greta Van Susteren, is now battling the Fox News Channel host over an exclusive videotaped Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in…

  16. Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk t When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in…

  17. Dixie Chicks Come 'Home'

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. The title of the new Dixie Chicks album, "Home," works on a number of levels. For starters, it's the group's first major-label effort recorded in its home state of Texas, as opposed to Nashville. The Chicks co-produced the…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is fi 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to…

  19. 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…

  20. 'N Sync, Usher, Ashanti Dip Into 'Disneymania'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among the artists who have contributed tracks to Walt Disney Records' "Disneymania" album. Due Sept. 17, the collection finds 15 notable pop 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among…

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