1. Hydraulic Groove

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. He's also…

  2. Filter Completes Evolution

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com "I am the boss -- I have to admit that," Richard Patrick, founder of Filter, says. "But I always wanted to be in a band. After 22 years of looking, I finally feel like I'm in a band, with the four guys I'll be with for a…

  3. Malkmus To Curate N.J. All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival. The weekend event, scheduled for September 2003, will take place at two Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will curate the first East Coast edition of the U.K.…

  4. 'Nellyville' Too Hot For Chili Peppers

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way," leads three top-10 debuts onto The Billboard 200, shooting to No. 2 after selling 280,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. B The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way…

  5. Aaliyah Pilot Had Drugs In System

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Authorities are investigating how cocaine and alcohol may have affected the pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bahamas last August, killing 22-year-old singer/actress Aaliyah and eight others. Authorities are investigating how cocaine and alcohol may have affected the pilot of a small…

  6. Molson Brings Summer Snow, Music

    July 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a few of the acts that will be taking part on various dates of the forthcoming North American Molson Snow Jam The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, and Default are just a…

  7. Hornsby Eschews Trademark Sound For 'Big Swing Face'

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his first studio album since last year's live "Bring on the Noisemakers," Bruce Hornsby recognizes that he's taken a dramatic stylistic turn. "They certainly won't accuse us of standing still," says Hornsby…

  8. Audiogalaxy Ordered To Block Copyrighted Songs

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), and rights management organization Harry Fox Agency have reached an out-of-court settlement on a co The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), National Music Publishers'…

  9. Shannon Lawson Ready For His Place In The 'Sun'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical resume than Shannon Lawson. Like nearly all Kentucky-born musicians, Lawson cut his teeth on bluegrass music, p Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical…

  10. Sevendust, Filter Sign On For Locobazooka

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sevendust, Filter, and Gravity Kills lead the lineup for the inaugural Locobazooka tour, due to kick off June 27 at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Audiovent, Nonpoint, Reveille, and Mushroomhead are also con Sevendust, Filter, and Gravity Kills lead the lineup for the inaugural Locobazooka tour…

  11. Court Orders Napster To Remain Offline

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles yesterday (March 25) upheld last year's District Court ruling that Napster must shut down its peer-to-peer service, Billboard Bulletin reports. The sh The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles yesterday (March 25) upheld last year…

  12. Manson Ushering In A New 'Golden Age'

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the title for his group's fifth studio album, the singer confirmed yesterday (March 21) on his official Web site. The set, which Manson descr Marilyn Manson has chosen "The Golden Age of Grotesque" as the…

  13. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and…

  14. 'Now' Features Revamped Metheny Group

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997's "Imaginary Day," the band's namesake guitarist has released two trio discs, a film score, a duo project, and an all-star collab In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997&…

  15. Come With Us

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new album with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika." By year's end, the track had topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new album with the techno…

  16. Hot Product

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the Chemical Brothers, Dawn Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams III, and more. 'Come' Again Last year, the Chemical Brothers previewed their new Astralwerks album, "Come With Us," with the techno-infused tribal jam "It Began in Afrika,…

  17. Cracker Returns After What Seems Like 'Forever'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collec Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band&…

  18. Napster, RIAA Spar In Court

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST A U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., heard arguments yesterday (Dec. 10) from Napster and the music industry on the methods of compliance imposed in March on the file-sharing service, Billboar A U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., heard arguments yesterday (Dec. 10) from…

  19. Creed Has 'Weathered' Success

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and darkness, Creed frontman Scott Stapp thinks that it's time for a little light. "I don't see the merit in wallowing in misery," St At a time when far too much current rock music is steeped in anger and…

  20. Filter's 'Amalgamut' Due Next Year

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about the industrial-tinged Chicago band's forthcoming release, "Amalgamut," due in early 2002 from Warner Bros. In a recent post by leader Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about…

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