1. Cops Expect Delay In Spector Murder Probe

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheriff's detectives probing a fatal shooting at music producer Phil Spector's home will not be ready to present their case by his scheduled arraignment, the lead investigator said yesterday (Feb. 18) Sheriff's detectives probing a fatal shooting at music producer Phil Spector&…

  2. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  3. Franklin Meets Fire Investigators

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8 million mansion in suburban Detroit. The veteran R&B artist appeared Friday with her attorney, Saul Gre Aretha Franklin has met with prosecutors investigating an arson fire that destroyed her $1.8…

  4. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  5. Pepsi Avoids Hip-Hop Group's Boycott

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has called off a proposed boycott of PepsiCo. The action was canceled after the music mogul's organization, the soft drink manufacturer, and the L Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has called off a…

  6. Arson Case Spurs Franklin To Fire Lawyer

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The lawyer now representing Aretha Franklin in the investigation of an arson fire in Bloomfield Township, Mich., that destroyed her $1.8 million mansion here says the singer has nothing to hide. The lawyer now representing Aretha Franklin in the investigation of an arson fire in Bloomfield…

  7. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  8. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  9. Composer Wins Injunction Over Truth Hurts Hit

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST A famed Indian composer has won a court order barring sales of a hip-hop hit he claims borrowed heavily and without credit from one of his songs in an act of "cultural imperialism." A famed Indian composer has won a court order barring sales of a hip-hop hit he claims borrowed…

  10. Universal Breathes New Life Into Crue Classics

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has inked an exclusive deal with Motley Crue to rerelease the group's catalog in the U.S., bolstered with bonus tracks. Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has inked an exclusive deal with Motley Crue to rerelease the group's catalog in the U.S.,…

  11. 06TunesOnTV

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 3-9, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 3 "The Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson, Lifehouse. "Boston Public," Fox Featured…

  12. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  13. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

  14. Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions of Ice Cube's first four album in coming weeks. On Feb. 25, "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and "Death Certificate" will be issued, with "The Predator" and "L Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions…

  15. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  16. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  17. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  18. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  19. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

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