1. 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…

  2. Jail Time Sought For Estefan Suspect

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Miami prosecutor said that he intends to seek a jail sentence against a Venezuelan singer/actor charged with trespassing at the island home of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The Estefans have obtained a A Miami prosecutor said that he intends to seek a jail sentence against a Venezuelan singer…

  3. Promotional Blitz To Support Elvis Anniversary

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST As early as next week, BMG Entertainment and RCA Records are expected to unveil plans for a massive global marketing and promotional campaign to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's dea As early as next week, BMG Entertainment and RCA Records are expected to unveil plans…

  4. Backstreet Boys: Copyright Suit And New Album

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit claiming co-ownership of two songs on the group's Jive album "Black & Blue," Billboard Bulletin reports. The suit -- fi A former keyboard player with the Backstreet Boys has filed a copyright suit…

  5. Buck Branded 'Drunken Lout' In U.K. Trial

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck overturned a breakfast trolley, mistook a stranger for his wife, and scuffled with crew members after getting drunk aboard a trans-Atlantic flight last April, prosecutors s R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck overturned a breakfast trolley, mistook a stranger for his wife,…

  6. From All Directions

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST From the minute "Out for Me" kicks off this debut disc, it's clear that Ultrapull is ready for the radio. The quartet's music is filled with power chords, catchy refrains, and easy harmonies—in From the minute "Out for Me" kicks off this debut disc, it's…

  7. Billboard Bits: Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Napster, 'Chronic Jointz,' The Reivers In the latest sign the file-swapping service is struggling, Napster cut 10% of its work force last week, a move it said was prompted by longer than anticipated negotiations with major record labels. Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers said in a…

  8. Billy Bragg Addresses Parliament

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up his sweater to show off a T-shirt featuring the punk band the Clash as he testified yesterday (March 7) in Parliament in London, telling legislators th Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg hiked up his sweater to show off a T-shirt featuring…

  9. Louis Prima's Widow Sues Over Royalties

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gia Prima, widow of vocal great Louis Prima, has sued a Canadian music company, alleging it has not paid royalties due the estate of the Grammy-winning composer. The suit against Unidisc Music Inc. is Gia Prima, widow of vocal great Louis Prima, has sued a Canadian music company, alleging it…

  10. Aaliyah Crash Families File Suits

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer/actress Aaliyah have sued her record company for hiring a "fly-by-night" charter aircraft company. The families of Er Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer…

  11. Eagles Album Prompts $10 Million Songwriters Suit

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell Music Inc. for more than $10 million, claiming they were underpaid for their contributions to one of the Eagles' m Songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin, and J.D. Souther have sued Warner Chappell…

  12. Evolution

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the right hands, a saxophone can switch from sultry to soothing to funky. In the right hands, a saxophone can switch from sultry to soothing to funky. Those moods and more punctuate Pamela Williams' third outing, which finds her adding her seldom-heard vocals to the mix. This follow…

  13. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Noise Pop Compilation

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-disc, 43-track compilation due March 11 from Amazing Grease Records. The set, titled "Ten Years Of Noise Pop," will in San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary…

  14. James Brown Cleared In Harassment Suit

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Soul singer James Brown won a partial victory in a Los Angeles court, with a jury finding he did not sexually harass an employee, but ruling that his company wrongfully fired the woman. Lisa Ross Agba Soul singer James Brown won a partial victory in a Los Angeles court, with a jury finding he…

  15. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

  16. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan. 6 at Green's Grocery in Leiper's…

  17. Blink-182's DeLonge Suits Up Boxcar Racer

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar Racer, due to be released May 14 on MCA. Featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Dave Kenned Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has recorded an album with his side project Boxcar…

  18. Can Kylie Break In The U.S.?

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has sold more than 32 million records -- encompassing eight studio albums, a greatest-hits collection, and num Since making her recording debut 14 years ago, Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue…

  19. Live at First Baptist Atlanta

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Southern gospel music is a genre so perfectly suited to live recordings. Emotionally charged performances, rousing songs, and audience enthusiasm are staples at any Southern gospel show—and such qualities are found in…

  20. Chicago Police Investigate R. Kelly Sex Tape

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B star R. Kelly is under police investigation in Chicago for allegedly having sex with an underage girl and videotaping the illegal act. The Chicago Sun-Times today (Feb. 8) reports that the pap R&B star R. Kelly is under police investigation in Chicago for allegedly having sex with…

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