1. 112 Returns 'Hot & Wet'

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The journey 112 went on to reach its fourth album, "Hot & Wet," saw the Atlanta-based group come full-circle from Bad Boy to, well, Bad Boy. Bad Boy/Def Jam, to be exact. Members Mike, Slim, Q and Daron made news this past year…

  2. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon A Mighty 'Wind' Terminally ill singer/songwriter Warren Zevon gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due this week via Artemis, the album features contributions from Bruce…

  3. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  6. Unclassified

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Sacred steel" virtuoso-turned-jam-band guitar deity Robert Randolph makes his big-time studio bow. "Sacred steel" virtuoso-turned-jam-band guitar deity Robert Randolph makes his big-time studio bow. As ever, Randolph's phenomenal steel chops, bred in the House of God…

  7. Truth Be Told

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT That harmonica guy is back, really back. That harmonica guy is back, really back. After a number of experimental albums following 1994's mainstream breakthrough "Four," Blues Traveler—fronted by John Popper—returns with a tight set of material. Few clunkers are in the bunch. …

  8. Resonance

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. USC sophomore/pianist Taylor Eigsti, however, is obviously majoring in…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release "Imagination." The suit is file 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters Veteran hip-hop producer Pete Rock is in the studio working on a new album, "Soul Survivor 2," for London-based BBE. Due in early 2004, the album will feature appearances by Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Little Brother and Big…

  11. Stewart Opens Second 'Songbook'

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great Amer A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  13. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  14. Nelson's Kucinich Concerts Postponed

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed. The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed.…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001…

  16. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

  17. Great White, Club Owners Fined In R.I. Fire

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legal experts say the move could bolster lawsuits filed after the Feb. 20 blaze, which killed 100 people and injured nearly 200 others. Six months after a deadly nightclub fire during a Great White concert in West Warwick, R.I., the band and the club's owners were fined nearly $100,000…

  18. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  19. Farm Aid Adds Eight Artists

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the Blowfish, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Los Lonely Boys, Aaron Brotherton, Titty Bingo and Billy Bob Thornto Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the…

  20. Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will appear on late Clash frontman Joe Strummer's final solo album is one of two likely to see daylight by the end of the year. The other features St The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will…

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