1. Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in…

  2. Senator Moves Ahead With Bill To Probe Radio Giants

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last yea Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit…

  3. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  4. For Canadian Kathleen Edwards, U.S. Success Is Icing On The Cake

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calling her debut album "Failer" may have been an ironic defensive move against it suffering an unhappy fate, but Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards admits to being taken aback by early response in the U.S., where it will be…

  5. Between Here and Now

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Metro Area's recent European success served as a global warning of new and emerging American talent ready to credibly hit the international electronic music stage—a notoriously tough crowd. Metro Area's recent European success served as a global warning of new and emerging American…

  6. Jon Bon Jovi Aids N.J. School Raise Funds

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a high school group raise $36,500 for a local medical clinic. The artist performed 10 songs during his appearance yesterda Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a…

  7. Method Man Embraces 'Simple' Life

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble cast of the New Line Cinema thriller "The Other Side of Simple," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Method Man will Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble…

  8. Brighton: 'Too Soon' For Fatboy's Third Beach Party

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy Slim's free summer beach concert this summer, Billboard Bulletin reports. Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy…

  9. Glastonbury Festival Down But Not Out

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival say they are "confident" they will be able to overturn a local council's decision to pull the plug on next year's event. Organizers of the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival say they are "…

  10. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy:…

  11. Billboard Bits: Dick Clark's NYE, Bob Berg, Local H

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dick Clark's NYE, Bob Berg, Local H Pop vocal group O-Town and R&B newcomer Nivea have joined the lineup for "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" specials on ABC. They join fellow performing artists B2K, Missy Elliott, Nelly, Rod Stewart, Third Eye…

  12. Remainder Of GNR Tour In Doubt

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses' first tour since 1993 is thought to be in jeopardy. The first recent show to be scotched came Friday in Philadelphia, where fans be With several shows already canceled, the remainder of Guns 'N Roses'…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'Two Weeks Notice,' Pearl Jam & More Online music service Pressplay will be the sole distributor of music from the Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film "Two Weeks Notice," which opens Dec. 20, Billboard Bulletin reports. Music from the Warner Bros. movie -- including…

  15. Unwritten Law Signs With Lava

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. Modern rock outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Atlantic imprint Lava after exiting Interscope earlier this year. The California-based group's maiden release for Lava will…

  16. Virginia Roots: The 1929 Richmond Sessions

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage), which introduced Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, are probably the best-known commercial field recordings of th Ralph Peer's 1927 Bristol, Tenn., sessions (recently issued on CD by BMG Heritage)…

  17. Body Of Coasters' Billy Guy Remains Unclaimed

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his body has not been claimed. Local entertainers and friends held a fund-raiser last night (Nov. 20) in Las Veg Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his…

  18. After A Rough Start, Audioslave Prepares To Cruise

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. If someone were to draft a how-to manual on forming a rock supergroup, it might behoove them to take note of the lessons learned by Audioslave this year. The in-your-wildest-dreams quartet comprising ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own…

  20. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…

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