1. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street. 1998 - Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together…

  2. When Lightnin' Struck the Pine

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. He's been playing guitar and singing the blues in Arkansas for decades without receiving much notice, though it…

  3. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis…

  5. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison,…

  6. Life Is Looking 'Up' For Peter Gabriel

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel laughs heartily when he ponders the intensely dark tone of "Up," his first studio effort in a decade, due Sept. 24 via Geffen. "I'm just a happy-go-lucky fellow, aren't I?" he says, smiling. "…

  7. Yorn And Friends Hit The Trampoline

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers' Rami Jaffee, and Los Angeles musician Marc Dauer have launched Trampoline Records with "Greatest Hits Vol. 1," an 18-track compilation that features previously unreleased t Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers' Rami Jaffee, and Los Angeles musician Marc…

  8. Billboard Bits: Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Peter Gabriel, RFTC, Billy Joe Shaver The Sean Penn-directed video for "The Barry Williams Show," the first single from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming Geffen album "Up," will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Sept. 6) online via AOL Music First View (AOL…

  9. Dead, Phish, Allmans Members Slated For Jammys

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the Allman Bros./Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes are among the artists who have signed on to perform at this year's third annual Jammy Awards, p The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and the…

  10. Napster Sends Staff Packing As Court Rejects Deal

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann has abandoned its plan to acquire Napster's assets following a court ruling yesterday (Sept. 3) blocking a deal between the two companies. The decision means the file-sh German media giant Bertelsmann has abandoned its plan to acquire Napster's assets…

  11. Delaware Judge Blocks Sale Of Napster

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Delaware bankruptcy judge has blocked the sale of file-swapping service Napster to its chief financial investor, Bertelsmann AG, marking the death of a deal that might have revived the service as a A Delaware bankruptcy judge has blocked the sale of file-swapping service Napster to its…

  12. Hot Product

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Pam Tillis, the Replacements, and more. 'Relative' Ways On her debut album for Sony's Lucky Dog label, "It's All Relative -- Tillis Sings Tillis," Pam Tillis is carrying on the family tradition. For this tribute to her legendary…

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected…

  15. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  16. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number…

  17. RIAA: Web Piracy Had Big Role In 10% Shipment Drop

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports that increasing Internet piracy and CD burning were among factors that led to a 10% drop in overall music shipments in the first six months The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports that increasing Internet piracy…

  18. Run-DMC Selects Its 'Greatest'

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMG Heritage will salute rap pioneers Run-DMC with the Sept. 10 release of the 18-track compilation "Run-DMC -- Greatest Hits." The single-disc "Greatest Hits" release includes both sides of Run-DMC's BMG Heritage will salute rap pioneers Run-DMC with the Sept. 10…

  19. 35TunesOnTV

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 26 "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured Artist: Lee Ann Womack. "Behind the Music 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments," VH1…

  20. Poll: Fans Can't Wait For Pearl Jam Album

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam's as-yet-untitled next album is the release rock fans are most looking forward to, according to a Billboard.com poll. Pearl Jam's as-yet-untitled next album is the release rock fans are most looking forward to, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 3,716 votes, the Seattle…

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