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04/09/2002
Sony Online Entertainment Brings Best-Selling EverQuest® Brand Exclusively To PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System

- EverQuest® Online Adventures™, the World's Premier Online Only Console Game, Delivers a Whole New Genre to Console Gaming - - Sony Online Entertainment Becomes an Official PlayStation 2...

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04/09/2002
SoapCity Announces SoapCity Radio™ Initiative; New Subscription-Based Service to be Powered by RealNetworks

Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's SoapCity, The Soap Opera Capital of the World™, today unveiled plans to launch SoapCity Radio™, a subscription-based service to offer full-length audio...

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04/04/2002
Mike Watt to Put the Carriage Before the Horse On 'our oars became wings' Tour 2002

Columbia Records -- Setting sail on his landmark "our oars became wings" tour, Mike Watt demonstrates once again that this living legend never fails to flip the script. On what will be his 49th...

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04/02/2002
X-ecutioners Hit the Road for 'Adrenaline Rush,' First Major Tour Since Release of Best-Selling Breakthrough Album 'Built From Scratch'

The X-ecutioners, the pioneering DJ crew who've spearheaded a revolution in "turntablism," are hitting the road for the group's first major U.S. tour since the release of their groundbreaking...

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04/01/2002
Riddlin' Kids Return to the Road

Riddlin' Kids, the ferociously melodic powerpunk band from Austin, Texas, are preparing to start touring in earnest in anticipation of the June 4 release of Hurry Up And Wait, their album debut on...

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03/27/2002
Columbia Records Announces the Signing of David Bowie

Columbia Records announced today that it has signed David Bowie to a multi-record deal through the artist's ISO Records, and will release "Heathen," his first studio album in three years, on June...

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03/25/2002
Sony Online Entertainment Announces EverQuest®: The Planes of Power™

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., announced today that they are developing EverQuest®: The Planes of Power™, the next installment in the best-selling, critically acclaimed EverQuest series. The...

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03/25/2002
MTV2 Presents Lostprophets On Tour With The Apex Theory

Welsh Techno-Punk Sextet Return For First Stateside Tour Since Release of Critically-Acclaimed The Fake Sound of Progress Tour Kicks Off March 19 in San Diego NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --...

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03/25/2002
Multiple Grammy Winner T Bone Burnett & Acclaimed Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen Form New Label DMZ Records

Multiple Grammy winning recording artist/producer T Bone Burnett and Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?") have formed DMZ Records, a new label...

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03/22/2002
Pete Yorn Goes Back on the Road - Headline Tour Begins April 4

Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn is going back on the road with a series of headline shows and festival performances beginning April 4 in San Diego (see itinerary following). In addition, Pete...

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03/21/2002
The Union Underground to Perform Special One-Hour Set in New York City On Monday, March 25 to Celebrate the Release of 'WWF Forceable Entry'

The Union Underground Performance Set for 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Prior to WWF Raw™ Simulcast at WWF's The World at 1501 Broadway (At 43rd Street) 'WWF Forceable Entry' Compilation Album in Stores...

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03/20/2002
Academy Award®-Nominated Feature Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Comes to Life on PlayStation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Disney Interactive and Pixar Animation Studios (NASDAQ: PIXR) announced today the release of Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. for the PlayStation®2 computer...

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03/20/2002
'Spider-Man' Spins World Wide Web With Exclusive Internet Debut

The latest theatrical trailer for "Spider-Man" will be shown exclusively on the World Wide Web before being presented in theaters nationwide, it was announced today by Geoffrey Ammer, President of...

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03/18/2002
Pete Yorn Goes Back on the Road Headline Tour Begins April 4

Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn is going back on the road with a series of headline shows and festival performances beginning April 4 in San Diego (see itinerary following). In addition, Pete...

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03/13/2002
Uncle Tupelo Gets Its Due with 'Anthology' on Columbia/Legacy

More than a decade before the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn were combing their local library in Belleville, IL, for Folkways recordings by artists...

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03/12/2002
Yahoo! & SoapCity Unveil New Co-Branded Feature On Yahoo! TV Dedicated to Daytime Drama

SoapCity, The Soap Opera Capital of the World™, and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company, today unveiled a new co-branded feature on...

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03/12/2002
Hot Shots Golf® 3 Tees Up a Hole in One on PlayStation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced the release of Hot Shots Golf®3, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Produced by Sony Computer Entertainment...

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03/12/2002
Five For Fighting Back on the Road

John Ondrasik and Five For Fighting are going back on the road for a series of concert dates which began March 9 in Pittsburgh (see itinerary following) as the group's latest single, the...

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03/11/2002
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment Establishes Wireless Services Within Digital Networks Division

Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE) today announced the formation of Wireless Services, a new group which will focus on developing and distributing new mobile specific entertainment...

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03/07/2002
L.E.I. Jeans and Davidoff Cool Water Present The Young Pop Power Tour Featuring Solange, Play, & Devin

Music World Music/Columbia Records labelmates -- neo-soul singer Solange, the Swedish pop quartet Play, and singing sensation Devin -- are joining forces to rock the malls of America as L.E.I....

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03/07/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America to Launch PlayStation®2 Network Strategy In August 2002

After firmly solidifying its market position with sales exceeding 8.8 million units in North America, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that it will offer users the option...

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03/06/2002
The Candy Butchers Begin Residency Tour to Support New Album, 'PLAY WITH YOUR HEAD'

RPM Records band Candy Butchers are set to a series of residencies to kick off and support the March 12th release of the group's second full-length album, "PLAY WITH YOUR HEAD." Philadelphia and...

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03/04/2002
PlayStation® Touring Attraction Rolls Into Indianapolis

40-Foot 'PlayStation GameMobile' Lands at Meijer Retail Location Offering Free Videogame Entertainment WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's...

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03/04/2002
Rock's Hottest Stars Get Down & Dirty on WWF Forceable Entry CD Featuring Creed, Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Drowning Pool, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Sevendust, Saliva, & Others

SmackDown! Records™, a division of World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc., and Columbia Records is releasing WWF Forceable Entry, a knock-out compilation of the World Wrestling...

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03/01/2002
Columbia Records Releasing The Pledge of Allegiance Tour Live Concert Recording

Full-Length Album Features Scorching Performances From System Of A Down, Slipknot, Mudvayne, American Head Charge, & No One In Stores Tuesday, March 26 NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia...

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