1. A Rush of Blood to the Head

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's 2000 debut, Parachutes, earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for a young band still so beholden to its influences (Jeff Coldplay's 2000 debut, Parachutes, earned critical raves for…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do It Right),"" is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53. 2000 - Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do…

  3. Foo Fighters Schedule Euro Visit

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters have begun lining up international appearances in support of their upcoming RCA album, "One By One," due Oct. 22. The group plays London tonight (Aug. 30) and Paris on Wednesday; a U.K. t Foo Fighters have begun lining up international appearances in support of their…

  4. Disturbed Leads Locobazooka! Festival Bill

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring Sevendust and Filter, will revert to its original incarnation as a single-day festival Sept. 22 in Worcester, Mass. The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring Sevendust and Filter,…

  5. Metallica's Hetfield Donates Parkland

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT James Hetfield is officially a benefactor of the Marin County, Calif., park system, as county supervisors have agreed to accept a 438.5-acre easement from the Metallica singer/guitarist. James Hetfield is officially a benefactor of the Marin County, Calif., park system, as county supervisors…

  6. Queens Of The Stone Age Go 'Deaf'

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "The time is right for a good rock record," says Queens Of The Stone Age bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri matter-of-factly of the Palm Desert, Calif.-based group's third studio set, "Songs for the Deaf." The 15-track…

  7. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  8. Double-Disc Bonnaroo Set Due Next Month

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's inaugural Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. As first tipped here last month, Sanctuary will on Sept. 24 release a double-disc live album chronicling this year's…

  9. Billboard Bits: White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Timothy White Auction, Petty/Lifehouse, Ludacris Autographed Fender and Martin guitars are among the items available at an online auction to benefit the family of former Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27. The guitars are signed by the artists participating in…

  10. Bjork, PJ Harvey, Shins On 'Gilmore' Soundtrack

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls" will hit stores Sept. 24, the same day its namesake comedy-drama series kicks off its third season on the WB network. The Rhino collection "Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls…

  11. Sharp Rents Brown For Intimate Acoustic Tour

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an acoustic tour with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. Kicking off Sept. 9 at the tiny 92-seat Tamarind Theatre in Matt Sharp -- former bassist for Weezer and mastermind of the Rentals -- is planning an…

  12. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  13. Ronnie Hawkins Diagnosed With Cancer

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran honky-tonk singer Ronnie Hawkins, whose backup band the Hawks went on to join Bob Dylan and then gain prominence as the Band, has been diagnosed with cancer, family members said yesterday (Aug Veteran honky-tonk singer Ronnie Hawkins, whose backup band the Hawks went on to join Bob…

  14. MTV Seeks Balance With VMA Awards

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bruce Springsteen, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Michael Jackson, this year's MTV Video Music Awards are on With a lineup including comedian Jimmy Fallon, Sean "P. Diddy"…

  15. Marty Stuart Cleared On DUI Charges

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27), but he will lose his driver's license for a year for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test. Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27)…

  16. U2 'Storms' The Beach For New Video

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 shot a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," last week in the French seaside town Eze. The clip stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid and was directed by longtime U U2 shot a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," last…

  17. International Country Gospel Music Association Awards

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners of the 46th annual International Country Gospel Music Association Awards, presented Aug. 16 at the Scott Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. Here are the winners of the 46th annual International Country Gospel Music Association Awards, presented Aug. 16 at the Scott Theater in…

  18. Korn, Disturbed Proclaim 'Pop Sux!'

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Korn will follow its current European tour with a U.S. jaunt set to kick off Oct. 8 in Manchester, N.H. Although only 17 dates lasting through Nov. 2 in San Antonio, Texas, are as yet co Hard rock act Korn will follow its current European tour with a U.S. jaunt set to kick off…

  19. Vives, Anthony To Rock Latin Grammys

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony are the first performers confirmed for the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live Sept. 18 on CBS. Jon Secada, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, and actress Dai Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony are the first performers confirmed for the third annual Latin…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley has declared his fight against Osbourne and his wife Sharon over performance royalties will continue, despite a Los Angeles judge's decision that says the opposite. "Obviously this is a disappointing…

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