1. Rock N Roll

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Breathing much-needed fresh air into the rock genre with his latest album, Ryan Adams can proudly stand by the critical acclaim heaped upon him for his 2000 debut, "Heartbreaker." Deceptively simple, Breathing much-needed fresh air into the rock genre with his latest album, Ryan…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83. 2000 - Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts "Se Seco el Arroyito" (the…

  4. Court Backs Beasties In Copyright Suit Appeal

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement suit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement…

  5. Inn Wins Suit Against Van Morrison

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST An inn landlord who said his business almost collapsed after the singer Van Morrison canceled an appearance was awarded $66,800 compensation by a London court today (Nov. 11). An inn landlord who said his business almost collapsed after the singer Van Morrison canceled an appearance was…

  6. 'Idol' Star Justin Guarini Sued

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini has been sued by a couple who says he rammed into the back of their car on a Pennsylvania road. "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini has been sued by a couple who says he rammed into the back of their car on a Pennsylvania road.…

  7. Billboard Bits: Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Arrested Development, Tortoise, DJ Express Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development has filed a trademark infringement suit against FOX, Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. and New World Communications of Atlanta, Inc. over the use of the band's name as the title of a new FOX-TV…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  9. Calling Members Sue Each Other

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's frontman Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin for fraud, mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty. The suit, filed last we The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  11. The Tangled Web

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Illegal file-sharing and Pitchfork. THE CHANGING FACE OF P2P: When the original Napster went offline in 2001 after a court battle, the future of peer-to-peer file-trading services on the Web was still unclear to most --…

  12. MIT Students Develop File-Swapping Alternative

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel may soon be the most popular guys their Cambridge, Mass., campus. They say they've discovered a way to give their fellow students at MIT and elsewhere dorm room access t Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel may soon be the most popular guys their Cambridge, Mass.…

  13. Buddy Miles Sues Hendrix Estate

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for millions of dollars, alleging he was not paid royalties for his collaborations with the guitarist more than 30 yea Drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for…

  14. Liza Minnelli Sued For Spousal Abuse

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday (Oct. 21) for $10 million in damages for spousal abuse, saying she attacked him in drunken rages, leaving him with an "unrel Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday …

  15. Destiny's Child Slapped With Infringement Suit

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Destiny's Child, claiming that the group based its hit song "Survivor" on music he wrote. Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million…

  16. Judge Warns Weiland To Stay Off Drugs

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland to remain free while he tries to kick a persistent drug habit, but warned him that could chan A Pasadena, Calif., judge yesterday (Oct. 20) allowed former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

  18. RIAA Notifies More Legal Targets

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The move fulfills the pledge the trade group made to Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) at a recent hearing on peer-to-peer piracy. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has begun sending notification letters to individuals allegedly distributing copyrighted…

  19. The Movie Album

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Projects like this rarely get green-lighted today. The simple reason is cost. Projects like this rarely get green-lighted today. The simple reason is cost. For her 60th album, in a career that spans five decades, the multimillion-selling Ms. Streisand is backed by a 75-piece orchestra. Simply…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a…

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