The Other Ones -- a group formed around the surviving core of the Grateful Dead -- conquered the crowds in East Troy, Wis., over the weekend, and look likely to start a new chapter in the Dead's legacy. The group performed two sold-out shows at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre to the delight of thousands of Deadheads, and may launch a tour later this year.
2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official Web site.
Bruce Springsteen's scored a fifth No. 1 album on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 4) with "The Rising" (Columbia), his first new studio set since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom Joad." Meanwhile, failed "Popstars"and "Pop Idol" contestant Darius triumphed on the singles survey with his Mercury debut, "Colour Blind," unseating one of the artists who beat him on the latter TV competition, Gareth Gates.
2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, and musical director George Duke.
Toby Keith's ninth album makes a statement right out of the gate with the gutsy, powerful "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)." Things lighten up with the likable country funk of "Who's Your Daddy" and the jumpin' Mexicali romp "Good to Go to Mexico," then "Beer for my Horses" is a tough, Western-themed duet with Willie Nelson.