2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pull the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle makes an illegal lane switch without signaling. Inside the car, officers discover a loaded .22 caliber pistol, a small amount of marijuana, and a forged New York City Fire Department parking permit.
Rock act Hoobastank has pulled itself off the road due to an injury suffered by band member Dan Estrin. The guitarist needed surgery to remove a blood clot caused by a small fracture in his skull that was the result of a motorbike accident earlier this week in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates kicking off Sept. 24 in Bozeman, Mont. From its Northwest beginnings, the 21-city arena tour will travel across the south and up the East Coast, closing with a two-night stand in New York.
If Built To Spill fans attending the band's upcoming tour dates wonder why more new songs aren't being played, group leader Doug Martsch tells Billboard.com the reason comes down to the sweeter things in life taking precedence.
The Jimi Hendrix clearing house continues as Experience Hendrix/UME has set an Oct. 14 release date for the CD and limited-edition double-LP "The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Live At Berkeley (The Second Set)."
Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held tonight (Aug. 28) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The artists tied with three awards each. Artists who performed included a surprise show-opening appearance by Madonna with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Elliott, 50 Cent, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Metallica.