1. Billboard Bits: Carter, Crow, Springsteen

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Deana Carter, Sheryl Crow, and Bruce Springsteen. In a Nashville courtroom yesterday (Aug. 15), country singer Deana Carter avoided jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead received a sentence of community service and a fine. As…

  2. Love, Auf Der Maur Climb Out Of Hole

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in separate and vastly different projects. Auf Der Maur has recorded an album of note-for-note Black Sabbath covers Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in…

  3. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  4. No Doubt, Garbage Expand Fall Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its announced fall tour. The majority of the dates on the run will be with Garbage, and will feature opening stints by the Distillers and Good C California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its previously announced fall tour.…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  7. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  8. Two Concerts Will Benefit Family Of Timothy White

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Performers are showing their support for late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White by holding two benefit concerts to raise money for his wife Judy Garlan White and two sons Alexander and Christoph Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27 of a heart attack, was known as a…

  9. Widespread Panic Sticks With Festival Plan

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned jam band Widespread Panic will go on with its Seven Fiddlers Music Festival this weekend as planned. The finale of th In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  11. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  12. Krauss Earns Seven Bluegrass Award Noms

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music…

  13. Poll: Elvis Still King Of Rock'n'Roll

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll star of all time, Elvis Presley was still the king -- by a wide margin. Almost four in 10 named Presley in the ABC News poll re When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll…

  14. Soul Asylum's Pirner Steps Out

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While thumbing through vintage threads at a New Orleans thrift store, Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner is singing the praises of the Crescent City, his home since 1998. "I love this city. Honestly, New Orleans is perfect for me," he…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first…

  16. The Hiatus Is Over: Phish Returns

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly two-year hiatus, seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to active duty with a New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Three additional shows are scheduled for Jan. After a nearly two-year hiatus , seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to…

  17. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  18. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

  19. Eclectic Artists Suit Up For 'Scrubs' Soundtrack

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on the soundtrack to the quirky NBC comedy "Scrubs." Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on the soundtrack to the quirky NBC comedy …

  20. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks…

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