1. Fuzz Townshend

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST As one-third of Birmingham, England, outfit Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fuzz Townshend was once on the Skint and Astralwerks labels, creating a party-rocking sound much in line with their famous former labelm As one-third of Birmingham, England, outfit Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fuzz Townshend was once on…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo/Lips/Beck

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, "Today," Foo Fighters/Flaming Lips/Beck Funeral services have been set for Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, the rap pioneer and DJ of Run-D.M.C. who was shot to death Wednesday evening at his Queens, N.Y. recording studio…

  3. Pearl Jam Incites A 'Riot'

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. More than a decade after Pearl Jam attained stardom amid the Seattle-driven modern rock explosion, Eddie Vedder is quick to point out why the creative process continues to inspire him. "We have five songwriters," he says with a proud…

  4. Noted Producer Tom Dowd Dies

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and a host of other stars spanning jazz, soul and rock over 50 years, has died in south Florida at age Tom Dowd, a legendary record producer and engineer who worked with Aretha Franklin, Eric…

  5. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  6. Justin Timberlake In Sync With '60s On Solo Debut

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Justin Timberlake is amused by the media's insistence that he's been blatantly copping Michael Jackson's vocal licks on his first solo single, "Like I Love You." Rather, when he began assembling the material for the full…

  7. Audioslave Rocks The Mic With DMX

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello,…

  8. Pearl Jam To Rock Seattle Benefit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will on Dec. 8 play its first hometown show since October 2001 with a benefit concert at Seattle's Key Arena. Guitarist Mike McCready told local radio station KNDD today (Oct. 23) that proce Pearl Jam will on Dec. 8 play its first hometown show since October 2001 with a benefit…

  9. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  10. Inside Cobain's Heroin Letter Never Sent

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A letter Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wrote to his fans about his addiction to heroin is among the never-before-seen diary entries to be published Nov. 4 by Riverhead Books as "Journals." Excerpts fro A letter Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wrote to his fans about his addiction to…

  11. 'Rings' Scores Two Soundtrack Awards

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film Festiv Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The…

  12. Man vs. Machine

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs. Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs. Machine is an intense set that never…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular comeback with her 2000 release, ""Paulina,"" is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo L 2001 - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing…

  14. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  15. Manson Has A 'Massacre' On His Hands

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The film, currently in production, will be directed by Marcus Nispel, known for his work in t Marilyn Manson has been tapped to score the remake of the 1974 horror flick "…

  16. Townshend Weighs In On The Who's 'Next'

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who, which recently wrapped a successful North American tour despite the late June death of founding bassist John Ent Pete Townshend has taken to his official Web site to weigh in on the future of the Who,…

  17. Blink/Box Car Drummer Revs Up In Transplants

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the Transplants' self-titled debut, a merging of punk heavyweights Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Travis Barker (Blink 182/Box C Last week, the Web site for Epitaph Records began streaming four songs from the…

  18. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  19. Taproot Tours On Tap

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in Detroit on Oct. 15, the same date that the band's sophomore album, "Welcome," will be released by Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic Ann Arbor, Mich.-based hard rock act Taproot will kick off a U.S. tour in…

  20. Goo Goo Dolls Scare Up Tour Dates

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second leg of the Goo Goo Dolls' Gutterflower tour will kick off on Halloween and play a mix of theaters and bigger clubs as it works its way across the U.S. through the fall. Lisa Loeb will open The second leg of the Goo Goo Dolls' Gutterflower tour will kick off on Halloween…

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