1. The Datsuns Bolster Their Rep On The Road

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If the essence of rock'n'roll is the live performance, then V2 Records freshmen the Datsuns are about as purebred as they come. The band's nonstop touring is sending the rockers around the world in a whirl of wailing guitars and…

  2. GBV Causes An 'Earthquake'

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Indie-rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is toiling away on its 14th studio album, "Earthquake Glue," for which Matador Records'... Indie-rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is toiling away on its 14th studio album, "Earthquake Glue," for which Matador Records'…

  3. Norway Court To Rehear Case Over DVD Software

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian appeals court in Oslo has agreed to rehear the case involving a local teenager accused of creating and publishing software that allows people to view movie DVDs on the Internet without aut A Norwegian appeals court in Oslo has agreed to rehear the case involving a local teenager…

  4. At Long Last, Cat Power Returns With Originals

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has been three years since Chan Marshall, the one-woman mastermind behind Cat Power, released "The Covers Record," and closer to five since her last studio album of original material, "Moon Pix." Although the beguiling…

  5. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  6. Paycheck Funeral Tomorrow

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a funeral service in Nashville. As previously reported, Paycheck died last week at music city's Vanderbilt University M Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a…

  7. Rapper Juvenile Pleads Guilty To Battery

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile, accused of hitting a man on the head with a champagne bottle and grabbing a police officer, pleaded guilty today (Feb. 21) in Miami to felony battery and was sentenced to 75 hours of Rapper Juvenile, accused of hitting a man on the head with a champagne bottle and grabbing a…

  8. Yorn Yearns To Tour

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of his forthcoming album "Day I Forgot," due April 15 via Columbia. The tour will kick off April 21 in San Francisco, playi Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will hit the road at the end of April in support of…

  9. Hot Product

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from R. Kelly, Cat Power, AC/DC, Ministry, and more. 'Factory' Showroom In the wake of several release date changes and amid the ongoing controversy over child pornography allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly returns this week with his latest Jive album, …

  10. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  13. Jam Bands Tapped For Big Easy Concert Series

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New Orleans' Superfly During Jazzfest concert series. The seventh annual event will run concurrently with the city's mass Bela Fleck, Ween, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the acts slated for New…

  14. Politics Emerge In Everclear's 'Daydream'

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Though it has been hinted at before, Everclear fans now officially can add "political activist" to the many personas occupied by frontman Art Alexakis. "I'm at the point right now where I'm writing about things that are…

  15. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  16. Bon Jovi Eyes DVD, Rarities Collection

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the veteran New Jersey group has a few fan-friendly projects in the works that should see the light of day by the end of 2004. These are exciting times for the members of Bon Jovi. In addition to beginning a stateside arena tour Saturday (Feb. 8)…

  17. Courtney Love Arrested At London Airport

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she arrived at London's Heathrow airport on a trans-Atlantic flight. Love had been "verbally abusive" to cabin crew during a Virgin Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she…

  18. Kiss' Simmons Re-Activates Record Label

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has put his Simmons Records imprint back into operation and is now seeking talent in a variety of genres. "I'm proud to say I have a new joint venture partner," says Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has put his Simmons Records imprint back…

  19. CBS Slates Springsteen Special

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST CBS television will air an hour-long Bruce Springsteen concert special Feb. 28 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. CBS television will air an hour-long Bruce Springsteen concert special Feb. 28 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Although the Boss' first U.S. network broadcast coincides with kickoff of…

  20. Senator Reintroduces Bill On Competition In Radio

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) yesterday (Jan. 28) reintroduced his Competition in Radio and Concert Industries Act, which he says will help consumers, small and independent radio station owners, and in Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) yesterday (Jan. 28) reintroduced his Competition in Radio and…

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