1. DMX Aims To 'Never Die Alone' On Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "Never Die Alone" for director Ernest Dickerson. Based on a 1974 book by cult novelist Donald Goines, "Never" also stars David Arquette an Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "…

  2. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is…

  3. New Line Revives 'The Harder They Come'

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Line Cinema has set plans for a hip-hop-flavored remake of the cult classic 1973 reggae crime drama "The Harder They Come." The original film, which helped launch the career of reggae artist Jimmy New Line Cinema has set plans for a hip-hop-flavored remake of the cult classic…

  4. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count…

  5. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

  6. 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,…

  7. Cult Fave Jellyfish Feted By Box Set

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A year ago, listening to Bruce Brodeen outline his plans to fete early-1990s power-pop act Jellyfish might have left one thinking the Not Lame Recordings chief was a tad insane. At the time, he was taking out a second mortgage on the equity of he…

  8. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Sexsmith/Coldplay, 'Oz'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tim McGraw, Sexsmith/Coldplay, 'Oz' Country star Tim McGraw made a promise of gifts to his band if "Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors" sold more than half-a-million copies in its first week of release. Indeed, the Curb set moved 602,000 copies during…

  9. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  10. Copeland's Broken Arm Forces Doors Postponement

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band next week, but those plans are now on hold until next year after fill-in drummer Stewart Copeland suffered a b Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band…

  11. Folk-Blues Hero Dave Ray Dies

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the 1960s who won quiet renown for his virtuoso guitar work, died Thursday at his home in Minneapolis. He was 59. Ray had been diagn Dave "Snaker" Ray, an influential figure of the folk-blues scene of the…

  12. Howard Stern To Remake 'Rock'N'Roll' High School

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern has partnered with former Dimension Films executive Dan Gross and his newly launched independent film production company Arclight Films to acquire remake rights to the classic comedies "R Howard Stern has partnered with former Dimension Films executive Dan Gross and his…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments by Las Ketchup, Eminem, and Santana. CATCHING UP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD: The three sisters from Spain known as Las Ketchup finally have a No 1 hit in the U.S., though not on the Hot 100. Their eponymous debut album leads the Top Latin…

  14. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  15. In Absentia

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ten years after their auspicious 1992 debut, On the Sunday of Life (for U.K. Ten years after their auspicious 1992 debut, On the Sunday of Life (for U.K. indie Delerium Records), Britain's post-prog-rock progenitors Porcupine Tree is poised to break the U.S. with its much-anticipated…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  17. Phishermen Hook Three Jammys

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and bassist Mike Gordon together again onstage, last night's (Oct. 2) 2002 Jammy Awards Presented by TDK went a long wa With frontman Trey Anastasio picking up two awards, the band winning one, and he and…

  18. Vivid

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here Legacy has completely revived one of the most exciting hard-rock records of the late '80s; while it's already thrilling just to hear these songs again, the digital remastering here has this liste Here Legacy has completely revived one of the most exciting hard-rock records of…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ronnie Hawkins, The Police, Toadies

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a Ronnie Hawkins benefit concert, 'The Very Best of the Police & Sting,' and the Toadies. Oct. 4 will officially be declared Ronnie Hawkins Day in Toronto and an all-star lineup will perform a tribute concert in his honor that evening. Kris Kristofferson, Garth Hudson…

  20. Copeland, Astbury Join Doors For Long Haul

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Cult vocalist Ian Astbury (singing the late Jim Morrison's parts) weren't just temporary additions to the Doors' lineup for last weekend's show in Fontana, Calif. A Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Cult vocalist Ian Astbury (singing…

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