1. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the…

  2. System Of A Down Bassist Sues Security Company

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Mich., security company, saying its employees assaulted him during a concert. The 28-year-old artist claims in October 2001, the guards System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Mich., security company,…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeba 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she…

  5. Backstreet Boys Eyeing Fall For New Album

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next Jive album. "I've done a lot of writing in the past year," group member Howie Dorough tells Billboard. Look for the Backstreet Boys to soon regroup in the studio to begin work on their next…

  6. Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Club Fire

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R.I., club fire that killed 98 people and injured about twice as many. The first of what will likely be many lawsuits was filed yesterday (March 4) in the wake of the West Warwick, R…

  7. Eagles Announce Initial 'Farewell' Tour Dates

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For what may be the beginning of the end, the Eagles have confirmed several dates for their upcoming Farewell I tour. Although no explanation for the trek's moniker has been announced, seven shows sca For what may be the beginning of the end, the Eagles have confirmed several dates for…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking 2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two…

  10. Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. A Los Angeles singer is suing Sony Music Entertainment and Epic Records, alleging…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  12. Allman Bros. Lawsuit Over Lost Tapes Dismissed

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band, ruling that the veteran Southern rock act waited too long to sue Universal Music Group for the return of a decade A Los Angeles judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by the Allman Brothers Band,…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the par 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a…

  14. Music Industry Targets Workplace Downloaders

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia today (Feb. 13), warning them that employees are illegally downloading music on company time. The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S.,…

  15. Sony Sues Incubus, Demands Four More Albums

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The dispute between rock band Incubus and recording label Sony Corp. has gotten increasingly nastier, with Sony filing a lawsuit to force the band to make four more albums. The dispute between rock band Incubus and recording label Sony Corp. has gotten increasingly nastier, with Sony filing a…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized u 1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment…

  17. Incubus Sues To Break Free From Contract

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Incubus has filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in an attempt to break free from its contract that requires the group to make four more albums with the company's Epic Records label. Modern rock outfit Incubus has filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in an attempt to break…

  18. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count…

  19. 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…

  20. Whitney Houston's Father Dies

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early days of R&B, died Sunday (Feb. 2) after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 82. Housto John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early…

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