2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN.
Matthews To Tour With Famous 'Friends'

Matthews To Tour With Famous 'Friends'

Dave Matthews is taking a few friends out on tour this winter, but they aren't his colleagues in Dave Matthews Band. Instead, the singer/songwriter will hit the road with longtime sideman Tim Reynolds, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Anastasio-affiliated keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, and rhythm section Brady Blade (drums) and Tony Hall (bass), who back Matthews on his new RCA solo debut, "Some Devil."
iTunes Gets Exclusive Sarah McLachlan EP

iTunes Gets Exclusive Sarah McLachlan EP

Arista on Oct. 21 will release a Sarah McLachlan EP as a download, to be available for the first 30 days exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Supergrass Cancels U.S. Dates

Supergrass Cancels U.S. Dates

U.K. rock quartet Supergrass has canceled its remaining U.S. tour dates, after singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and his keyboardist brother, Rob, returned to the U.K. due to a serious family illness, a spokesperson tells Billboard.com.
Wainwright Offers 'Feel-Good' Cynicism

Wainwright Offers 'Feel-Good' Cynicism

Rufus Wainwright says the more pronounced rock sound heard on his latest DreamWorks release, "Want One," is a natural byproduct of the recording session environment created for the album.
Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set features 18 audio tracks spanning the group's career as well as 14 video clips and a mini-documentary.
Top Rap, Dance Acts Set For Audiotistic Fest

Top Rap, Dance Acts Set For Audiotistic Fest

A number of top hip-hop and DJ/electronica acts will descend on Los Angeles for the Audiotistic festival, to be held Oct. 18 at the L.A. Sports Arena. The event will feature performances by OutKast principal Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious, El-P, Dan the Automator and DJ Q-Bert, Z-Trip and Styles Of Beyond, among others.
Bono Gets Free Pass On Televised 'F'-Word

Bono Gets Free Pass On Televised 'F'-Word

The Federal Communications Commission decided that U2 singer Bono's utterance of an obscenity during this year's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards did not constitute a violation of the nation's broadcast indecency rules.
The Dead's Winterland Finale Comes To DVD

The Dead's Winterland Finale Comes To DVD

Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978, it first played host to one final concert by the Grateful Dead. Twenty-five years later, the show will be released as a two-DVD set Nov. 11 via Monterey Video.

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