1. Songwriters Sue Over TLC's 'Unpretty'

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover and his songwriting partner Michael Cirincione have filed a copyright-infringement suit against R&B trio TLC, alleging that portions of the group's 19 Former Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover and his songwriting partner Michael…

  2. Matthews, Cash Duet Leads 'We Were Soldiers'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song "For You," which will see the light of day Feb. 26 on Sony's "We Were Soldiers" soundtrack. The album also includes new songs from Train (" Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash have teamed to record the song …

  3. James Brown Denies Sexual Harassment Charges

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul legend James Brown took the witness stand in his sexual harassment trial yesterday (Feb. 5) in Los Angeles, declaring, "I wouldn't do that," when asked if he had improperly touched a form R&B/soul legend James Brown took the witness stand in his sexual…

  4. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  5. George Clinton Back In Court Over Royalties

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk music star George Clinton has returned to an Adrian, Mich., court to try to resolve a lawsuit involving music royalties and a five-year-old eviction. In 1996, Armen Boladian of Bridgeport Music I Funk music star George Clinton has returned to an Adrian, Mich., court to try to resolve a…

  6. Emilio Estefan Sues Venezuelan Actor

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music mogul Emilio Estefan Jr., the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, sued an aspiring Venezuelan actor yesterday (Jan. 31), accusing him of defamation and abuse of process. The Miami Circuit Court su Music mogul Emilio Estefan Jr., the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, sued an aspiring…

  7. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  8. Court OK's Love's 'Seven-Year' Challenge

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rejecting a petition by Universal Music Group (UMG) and its Geffen Records label, the U.S. Court of Appeals for California is allowing Courtney Love to proceed with her legal challenge to a state labo Rejecting a petition by Universal Music Group (UMG) and its Geffen Records label, the U.S.…

  9. Can't Back Down

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal powers. Collin Raye's swan song at Epic is predictably a mixed bag that once again seems to often misdirect the artist's considerable vocal…

  10. Billboard Bits: George Harrison, NIN, Wynonna

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on George Harrison, Nine Inch Nails, Wynonna George Harrison's widow has accused her former brother-in-law of stealing Harrison memorabilia, then trying to sell it the day after the former Beatle died. California Superior Court Judge Dzintra I. Janavs on Friday granted a temporary…

  11. Universal To Pay Musicians $4.75 Million

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75 million settlement. As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75…

  12. Napster Unveils New Service

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Napster is expected to bow today (Jan. 10) a limited public beta version of its new commercial file-swapping technology, Billboard Bulletin reports. The launch -- which covers a test group of 20,000 U Napster is expected to bow today (Jan. 10) a limited public beta version of its new…

  13. Third Chuck E. Weiss Album Due

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the release of his third album, "Old Souls & Wolf Tickets" (Rykodisc). The album is the follow-up to 1999's Tom Waits-produ The long, slowly budding career of Chuck E. Weiss continues Jan. 22 with the…

  14. Britney, Lil' Romeo Grace 'Jackson' Rerun

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST CBS will add more pop royalty to the rebroadcast of "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration," set to air Jan. 9 against the American Music Awards on ABC. The rerun of the network's successful.. CBS will add more pop royalty to the rebroadcast of "Michael Jackson:…

  15. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Frampton, John Parish

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, John Parish CBS has scheduled a rebroadcast of its highly rated "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" special on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. The concert is set to run against the broadcast of the American Music Awards on ABC, on which Jackson…

  16. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

  17. Joe Aims For Positivity On 'Better Days'

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST With the U.S. striving to take on a more positive national tone, it's fitting that music follows suit. That seems to be the case with "Better Days," the latest from Jive artist Joe (released Dec. 11). With the U.S. striving to take on a more positive national tone, it's…

  18. Sugar Hill Gang Awarded $3 Million In Ad Suit

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The members of legendary hip-hop group the Sugar Hill Gang last week were awarded almost $3 million in a suit they brought against Snapple Beverage Corp. and Turner Broadcasting System over the wrongf The members of legendary hip-hop group the Sugar Hill Gang last week were awarded almost $3…

  19. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  20. Grohl, Novoselic Fight Back Against Love

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic yesterday (Dec. 12) filed a countersuit against Courtney Love, Billboard Bulletin reports. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana, the band that comprised Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic yesterday (Dec. 12) filed a countersuit against Courtney Love,…

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