1. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

  2. Tunes On TV

    September 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Sept. 2-8, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 2 "Teen Choice Presents: Summer Music Mania," ABC Family Channel Featured Artists:, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Ja Rule, Ashanti…

  3. 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, handed out Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) Best male video: "Without Me," Eminem …

  4. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

  5. Bar Talk

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis' bands, among others—has conceived a project with keenly urban, fully adult sensibilities; in other words, the re Drummer extraordinaire Jeff "Tain" Watts—an alumnus of Branford Marsalis'…

  6. 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…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers letters regarding the state of commercial singles. LOST BUSINESS Dear Fred, You hit the nail on the head a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned singles. I used to buy singles every week, at least $20 worth. But now I never go to…

  8. 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"…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2001 - Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances in the resort town of Montego Bay. 2000 -…

  10. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  11. 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"…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49. 2001 - Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter…

  13. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Rapper Noreaga is labeled a fugitive by police who seek the missing artist in connection with an assault at a post-concert melee. The rapper arrives four hours late for a concert, and is 1998 - Rapper Noreaga is labeled a fugitive by police who seek the missing…

  15. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 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 again 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian…

  17. Lifehouse Continues Its 'Climb' To The Top

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to Lifehouse's sophomore effort, "Stanley Climbfall," due Sept. 17 via DreamWorks, frontman/songwriter Jason Wade has no intention of hanging on a moment in time. "Hanging by a Moment" is the smash single…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi , P. Diddy, Nelly Bon Jovi will play its first U.K. club gig in more than a decade Sept. 18 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The show is expected to be the only Bon Jovi appearance in Europe this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Aug. 24) via Ticketnet and a special…

  19. Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept.…

  20. Geldof Reemerges With 'Sex, Age & Death'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an album," admits a typically blunt Bob Geldof, referring to "Sex, Age & Death," his first North American release of new material since 1993's "Th "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an…

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