1. RIAA Targets ISPs In Suit Over Download Service

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in conjunction with the major labels, has filed suit against four Internet Service Providers (ISPs), aiming to shut down the music download Web si The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in conjunction with the major labels,…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins ""apparently overindulged during festivities"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  3. 'Good Will' Revives Nirvana Archival Hopes

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased Nirvana material may see daylight by the end of the year, ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic tells Billboard.com. Although he and drummer Dave Grohl will continue their battle against Cobai Unreleased Nirvana material may see daylight by the end of the year, ex-Nirvana bassist…

  4. Paul Simon Honored In Place Of McCartney

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Paul Simon will replace Paul McCartney at this year's 25th annual Kennedy Center honors, traditionally attended by the president and first lady. As reported earlier today, McCartney Singer/songwriter Paul Simon will replace Paul McCartney at this year's 25th annual…

  5. Billboard.com, Broadjam Plan Copyright Search

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online music search service that will provide entertainment and media professionals with a central source of copyrig Billboard.com has linked with software developer Broadjam to create a comprehensive online…

  6. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  7. Godsmack Eyeing Early 2003 For New Album

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal breakthrough "Awake." Having recently replaced longtime drummer Tommy Stewart with Shannon Larkin (Ugly Kid Joe, Amen), th Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal…

  8. McCartney Backs Out Of Kennedy Honor

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney, one of the five performers named for this year's Kennedy Center honors, has canceled his appearance and will be named on the list for 2003. He sent the Kennedy Center a message of regr Paul McCartney, one of the five performers named for this year's Kennedy Center…

  9. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single ""The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss),"" 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  12. Music Detected

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Longtime fans of Deep Forest will be more than a little startled by the initial strains of opening track "Endangered Species," which interweaves aggressive fuzz-guitar riffs with a thunderous, arena-s Longtime fans of Deep Forest will be more than a little startled by the initial…

  13. A Musical Romance and Satch Blows the Blues

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In a move that is both marketing-savvy and consumer-friendly, Sony Legacy has broken out thematic single-disc anthologies from its recent Grammy Award-winning deluxe boxed sets devoted to jazz immorta BILLIE HOLIDAY & LESTER YOUNG A Musical Romance COMPILATION PRODUCER: Jeff Rosen…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  15. No Doubt, Garbage Expand Fall Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its announced fall tour. The majority of the dates on the run will be with Garbage, and will feature opening stints by the Distillers and Good C California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its previously announced fall tour.…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  17. Senator Withdraws Bill To Repeal 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back the state bill he introduced in January that would have repealed the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back…

  18. P. Diddy Becomes A Pollster

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It turns out the "P" in P. Diddy stands for "public opinion." Hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs (aka P. Diddy) has expanded into the polling business with his own market research company Blue Mi It turns out the "P" in P. Diddy stands for "…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  20. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

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