1. Jimi Plays Berkeley

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi Hendrix have issued and reissued an abundance of titles. Since acquiring the rights to his prodigious recorded output in 1995, surviving relatives of guitarist/composer Jimi…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  3. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as "Love Story (Where Do I Begin)," "Ebb Tide," "It's A 2000 - Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural…

  6. Relieved Ben Lee Releases 'Hey You' In U.S.

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to buy cigarettes. The Australian-born artist found a cheerleader in Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, transforming the then unknow Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to…

  7. Iron Butterfly Guitarist Braunn Dies

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17-minute anthem "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest Friday. Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17…

  8. Rhonda Vincent Stays 'One Step Ahead'

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Buoyed by her biggest ever album debut, bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent is also buoyant over the opportunities that are opening up for her alongside the release of "One Step Ahead." According to Vincent, the album -- which Rounder…

  9. Top Stars Line Up For Japanese Festivals

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory are scheduled to play Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, to be held Aug. 2-3 in Tokyo and Osaka. Other bands on the bil Radiohead, the Strokes, Travis, Puddle Of Mudd, Blur, Blink 182, and New Found Glory…

  10. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  12. Solange Following In Big Sis' Footsteps

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young artist on her first outing, but Solange is not one to cave…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  14. Outkast's Dre Taking 'Hater' To Big Screen

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST With Eminem enjoying critical and commercial success with his feature film debut in "8 Mile," another rapper will soon be testing his mettle on the big screen. Andre Benjamin -- better known as Dre, o With Eminem enjoying critical and commercial success with his feature film debut…

  15. Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and…

  16. Jazz Is a Spirit

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST This album was recorded before an audience at Master Control Studio in Burbank, Calif. Carrington is one of the great jazz prodigies of the last quarter-century-a drummer who received a full scholarsh This album was recorded before an audience at Master Control Studio in Burbank, Calif.…

  17. Tori Amos Takes Listeners Along On 'Scarlet's Walk'

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The concept of Tori Amos' last album, 2001's "Strange Little Girls," was straightforward: She reinterpreted a collection of songs written and performed by men to give them a female perspective. However, "Scarlet's…

  18. Foos, QOTSA, Wilco Lead Big Day Out

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wilco, and Deftones lead the powerhouse lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will run for six dates beginning Jan. 17 in Auck Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wilco, and Deftones lead the powerhouse lineup for…

  19. Top Acts Record Covers For NME 'War Child' Set

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding together for weekly rock magazine New Musical Express' (NME) new album project to benefit the War Child charity. The " Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the pr 1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk…

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