1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 …

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Doors Draft Stewart Copeland For Reunion Shows

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to fill in for the ailing John Densmore at a show tonight (Sept. 6) at the California Motor Speedway. No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to fill in for the…

  14. Animal House

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez. With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez. For her sophomore set, Animal House, the New York radio personality/rap artist takes a decidedly more aggressive…

  15. Double-Disc Bonnaroo Set Due Next Month

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's inaugural Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's…

  16. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

  17. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

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    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Add Kristian Hoffman's name to the ever-growing list of tunesmiths setting out to establish themselves as recording artists in their own right. Add Kristian Hoffman's name to the ever-growing list of tunesmiths setting out to establish themselves as recording artists in their own…

  19. Hazlewood Plans First Ever European Tour

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmar Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans…

  20. Doors, STP, Dylan Saddle Up For 'Open Road'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will perform on select dates for motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary Open Road tour. The 10-ci The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will…

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