1. Jackson Sues Universal Over Motown Royalties

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG) in an attempt to obtain rights to all masters of material he recorded for the label from 1969-76. The artis Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Re ...

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have ...

  3. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwr ...

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your colum ...

  5. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B l ...

  6. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, " ...

  7. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "A ...

  8. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter ...

  9. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer ...

  10. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonz ...

  11. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MT ...

  12. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past decade, actress Charleen "Chuck" McCrory, finally tie the knot. The pair exchanges vows at Tony's Ballroom in Houston before 200 2002 - ZZ Top bassist ...

  13. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards. 2002 - Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of ...

  14. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down ...

  15. Jackson Must Pay Promoter $5.3 Million

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit against Michael Jackson over the cancellation of two planned 1999 concerts, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Sk A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to co ...

  16. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome ...

  17. County: Jackson May Have Violated Zoning Rules

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules on his Neverland Ranch when he claimed a tax break for preserving agricultural land, Santa Barbara, Calif., County officials said. Officials plan to visi Michael Jackson may have violated zoning rules o ...

  18. Ashanti, B2K, Musiq Snag Soul Train Awards Pairs

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winners at Saturday's (March 1) 17th annual Soul Train Awards, tying with two honors each. Ashanti won best R&B/soul single, female and best R&B/soul album Ashanti, B2K, and Musiq were the big winner ...

  19. Norah, Christina Overtake U.K. Charts

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Exactly one year after it was released, Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 2). Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera ended t.A.T.u.'s fo Exactly one year after it wa ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international gr 2000 - American singer Macy Gra ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocal ...

  22. Jackson Wins First Legal Skirmish Over TV Footage

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop superstar Michael Jackson won an early legal skirmish today (Feb. 28) in his fight to ban a British television company from screening unseen footage from a controversial behind-the-scenes document Pop superstar Michael Jackson won an early legal ...

  23. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music ...

  24. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home afte ...

  25. Grammys Telecast Scores Big For CBS

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated program of the night and showed gains from last year's show, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to data releas The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired ...

  26. Jackson Seeks TV Interview Injunction

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's lawyers requested a court injunction yesterday (Feb. 24) to block a television company from releasing unused footage filmed during the making of a documentary about his life. The sin Michael Jackson's lawyers requested a ...

  27. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zep ...

  28. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sa ...

  29. N.Y. Claims Jackson Charity Neglected Law

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in jeopardy because it neglected to file any of the required financial disclosure forms in the state of New York, where it is based. Michael Jackson's children's foundation is now in ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae s ...

  31. Fox Shapes Up New Jackson Special

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to release his own footage compiled during months of interviews with British journalist Martin Bashir, whose recent TV special on Jackson caused a stir on b Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to r ...

  32. USA Cues Up Michael Jackson Biopic

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson, who is back in the headlines after U.K. and U.S. airings of the controversial "Living With Michael Jackson" TV documentary, is the subject of a biopic in development at USA Network. Michael Jackson, who is back in the head ...

  33. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Musician-actor Harry Connick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-p 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Connick ...

  34. Jackson To Release Video Of Journalist

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent. Jackson last week Michael Jackson is set to release a video o ...

  35. 27 Million Watch ABC Jackson Documentary

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 27 million television viewers watched ABC's two-hour documentary that offered a peek into Michael Jackson's unusual private life last night (Feb. 6), Nielsen Media Research said. That's on a pa Nearly 27 million television view ...

  36. Jackson Steamed Over TV Documentary

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop icon Michael Jackson has lashed out at a "tawdry" documentary he helped make for British television, denying he would ever abuse children. Pop icon Michael Jackson has lashed out at a "tawdry" documentary he helped make for B ...

  37. Sotheby's Sues Michael Jackson

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday against pop superstar Michael Jackson, who the auction house claims has yet to pay nearly $1.4 million dollars for two 19th century paintings he purchased last October Sotheby's filed a lawsuit Friday again ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th ann ...

  39. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fen ...

  40. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," ...

  41. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour s ...

  42. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founde ...

  43. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the ...

  44. Hundreds Attend Maurice Gibb's Funeral

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 During a private funeral service yesterday (Jan. 15) in Miami Beach that mixed humor and emotion, Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb was remembered as a man who celebrated life. About 200 friends and family During a private funeral service yesterday (Jan. ...

  45. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boon ...

  46. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes su ...

  47. Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb In Critical Condition

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Maurice Gibb, bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist for pop superstars the Bee Gees, is in critical but stable condition today (Jan. 10) at Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute in Miami Maurice Gibb, bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist ...

  48. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week ...

  49. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award ...

  50. Jerkins Flavors 'Honey' Of A Film

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the r Grammy Award-winning producer Rod ...

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