1. Byrd, Chesnutt Plan Hometown Labor Day Bash

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country artists Tracy Byrd and Marc Chesnutt will throw a Labor Day concert in their hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Country artists Tracy Byrd and Marc Chesnutt will throw a Labor Day concert in their hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Monday's (Sept. 1) show at the Southeast Texas Entertainment…

  2. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  3. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  4. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  5. Pop Punks Help Suffering Surfer

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight agains Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for…

  6. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  8. Toby Keith Tops CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and veteran artist Johnny Cash follow with four nominatio With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music…

  9. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  10. The Tangled Web

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Musictoday.com, iTunes and Dashboard Confessional. LIVE FOR TODAY: The Internet has shortened lines of communication between artists and their fans. A lot of bands have used the Net to directly interact with their followers…

  11. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. New York City , The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones 4. American Tune , Eva Cassidy 5. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists…

  12. A Mark. A Mission. A Brand. A Scar

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To understand the world of adolescent melodrama that Dashboard Confessional taps into, look no further than the title of its latest full-length: "A Mark. To understand the world of adolescent melodrama that Dashboard Confessional taps into, look no further than the title of its latest…

  13. 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…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Greatest Hits Volume II , Alan Jackson 2. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 3. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack 4. Crazy in Love , Beyoncé 5. State Property Presents the Chain Gang Vol. II , State Property Issue date: Aug. 30, 2003 News Alan Jackson …

  15. Jackson, Dashboard Albums Bow On Top

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard Confessional shake up the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" (Arista Nashville) and Da New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  17. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  18. Dulli's Twilight Singers Ripen On 'Blackberry'

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight a When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's…

  19. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  20. DVD Captures Beatles' 'Ed Sullivan' Gigs

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new two-DVD collection, "The Ed Sullivan Show Featuring the Beatles," has been set for an Oct. 28 release. A new two-DVD collection, "The Ed Sullivan Show Featuring the Beatles," has been set for an Oct. 28 release, Billboard Bulletin reports. The four-hour Sofa Home…

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