I built and ran this website between 2000 and 2001, combining passion for popular music and programming. It was listed by MTV's now defunct MusicNewswire as one of the then nascent web's top twenty sources, alongside Billboard and VH1. The most exciting part of it — for a 13/14-year-old excited by new music — was receiving scores of pre-release CDs from record companies. The entire project was written entirely from scratch (frameworks and libraries were not the norm back then!) in PHP linking to a MySQL database, with HTML as well as a little CSS and JavaScript for the frontend; the code is available here.

Girish Gupta

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U2 Confirm New SingleU2 Confirm New Single
7 November 2001 | 9:00:00 GMT/UTC
U2's next single will be 'Walk On'; it's the fourth to be taken from the Irish rockers' current album.
Michael Jackson To Re-Release 'History'
6 November 2001 | 17:19:16 GMT/UTC
Disc one of the 1995 double album will be re-released as 'Greatest Hits History Vol 1'.
Travis To Release Live VHS/DVDTravis To Release Live VHS/DVD
6 November 2001 | 9:00:00 GMT/UTC
Travis will be releasing a VHS and DVD recorded live in Glasgow at the 'Gig On The Green' concert, and at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August.
Slipknot Announce New UK DatesSlipknot Announce New UK Dates
29 October 2001 | 16:20:56 GMT/UTC
Following the postponement of their November UK shows, the masked madmen have announced six replacements.
Latin Grammy Winners To Be Announced At Press ConferenceLatin Grammy Winners To Be Announced At Press Conference
25 October 2001 | 10:31:35 GMT/UTC
Latin Grammy award winners will receive their trophies at a "star-studded" press conference.
Andrew WK HospitalisedAndrew WK Hospitalised
24 October 2001 | 12:03:45 GMT/UTC
Andrew WK has reportedly been hospitalised following his debut show last night.
Michael Jackson Webchat
24 October 2001 | 10:12:35 GMT/UTC
...no, not at Music Goes On. The star will be talking to fans on his own website this Friday.
Elbow Announce Instore AppearanceElbow Announce Instore Appearance
23 October 2001 | 14:17:16 GMT/UTC
Elbow have announced an instore appearance tomorrow in London.
Machine Head Write To Fans Confirming Tour
23 October 2001 | 11:26:01 GMT/UTC
Machine Head's Robb Flynn has written a letter to fans to reassure them that their UK tour is going ahead as planned.
Paul McCartney Confirms Charity SinglePaul McCartney Confirms Charity Single
22 October 2001 | 11:16:20 GMT/UTC
He will release From A Lover To Friend as part of his drive to honour the New York rescue workers and aid families of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks.
Neil Finn Live Album To Feature Johnny Marr, Radiohead
22 October 2001 | 10:34:58 GMT/UTC
...Johnny Marr, Radiohead's Phil and Ed, Neil's brother Tim and Lisa Germano and Neil's son, Liam Finn
Charity Gig Rocks New York
21 October 2001 | 12:54:25 GMT/UTC
Featuring Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Clapton, Bowie, the Who and more, but it was New York's heroes and mayor that stole the show
Spiritualized Confirm New Single
19 October 2001 | 10:00:00 GMT/UTC
Spiritualized have confirmed that their follow-up to 'Stop Your Crying' will be 'Out of Sight'
44th Grammys' Date And Venue Announced
18 October 2001 | 19:21:34 GMT/UTC
The date and venue for the 44th Grammy Awards has been announced
Slipknot Postpone UK Tour
18 October 2001 | 18:34:16 GMT/UTC
...due to "international tensions, current conflict, and growing safety problems involving our country"
Limp Bizkit To Hold 'Fan Parties' To Find Replacement Guitarist
16 October 2001 | 18:21:06 GMT/UTC
The band will be holding 'fan parties' to find a replacement for recently departed guitarist Wes Borland
Pogues Announce Warm-Up Show
16 October 2001 | 17:31:59 GMT/UTC
The Pogues have announced a warm-up gig, for their forthcoming UK tour, in Manchester
Basement Jaxx Announce New Single
13 October 2001 | 15:46:12 GMT/UTC
Basement Jaxx have announced details of their next single: 'Where's Your Head At'
Slipknot Confirm Instore Appearances
12 October 2001 | 20:32:45 GMT/UTC
Slipknot have confirmed two instore appearances in November
Pet Shop Boys To Release Live Video/DVD
10 October 2001 | 18:45:06 GMT/UTC
The Pet Shop Boys will be releasing a live video and DVD, filmed during their 'Nightlife' tour, in November
Oasis Warn Fans Of Fake Tickets
10 October 2001 | 15:53:12 GMT/UTC
Oasis have warned fans of counterfeit tickets that they discovered at the band's recent shows in London.
Sting To Release Live Album
8 October 2001 | 15:33:11 GMT/UTC
Sting will be releasing a live album in November containing seventeen tracks recorded last month
Weezer Cancel European Tour
3 October 2001 | 15:49:10 GMT/UTC
Weezer have cancelled their European tour due to the recent terrorist attacks in the United States
Feeder Single To Include Cover Of The Police
2 October 2001 | 16:38:23 GMT/UTC
Feeder have announced details of their next single which will feature a Police cover
John & Yoko's 'Milk And Honey' To Be Reissued
2 October 2001 | 16:15:23 GMT/UTC
John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1984 album is to be reissued after being unavailable for over a decade
Stereophonics Announce New Single: Rod Stewart Cover
2 October 2001 | 15:22:44 GMT/UTC
Stereophonics' next single will be a cover of Rod Stewart's 'Handbags And Gladrags'
Madonna To Present Turner Prize
1 October 2001 | 18:24:50 GMT/UTC
Madonna is set to present this year's Turner Prize on 9 December
This Day In Music History: 1 October 2001
1 October 2001 | 0:00:00 GMT/UTC
Julie Andrews born, Beatles sign with Brian Epstein...
This Day In Music History: 30 September
30 September 2001 | 0:00:00 GMT/UTC
U2 cause controversy in Israel, Tony Blackburn introduces Radio 1...
Eminem To Begin Shooting Film Next Month
29 September 2001 | 13:40:51 GMT/UTC
Eminem will begin shooting his debut feature-film next month in Detroit

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