1. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  2. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  3. Series Gears Classical To Infant 'Playful Minds'

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings aimed at parents of newborns since a much-publicized late 1990s book "The Mozart Effect" claimed that infants' intelligence could be The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  5. Go

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids. Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids. From Pink to Peaches, numerous artists have feverishly studied the native New Yorker's classic rock riffs ("…

  6. Revive

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to deliver," it should not be taken lightly. Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to…

  7. Tour de France Soundtracks

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It has been nearly 17 years since Kraftwerk released a proper album. It has been nearly 17 years since Kraftwerk released a proper album. While there have certainly been remixes, singles and the occasional gig, the group left it to its electronic-dance progeny to bring techno-pop to the…

  8. Reality Check

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Barcelona-based quintet Stigmato Inc. makes club music of the sophisticated kind, encompassing live instrumentation and computer-generated beats. Barcelona-based quintet Stigmato Inc. makes club music of the sophisticated kind, encompassing live instrumentation and computer-generated beats.…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  10. Billboard Bits: Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo As first tipped here in June, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will on Tuesday (Sept. 8) announce their first tour since 1994. It appears that the trek will play North American arenas this fall, as Garfunkel is due to begin a string of solo…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  12. Pop Stars, Rain Kick Off NFL Season

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears kicked off the National Football League's 2003 season last night (Sept. 5) with a glitzy, muddy concert on Washington's National Mall. Britney Spears kicked off the National Football League's 2003 season last night (Sept. 5) with a glitzy, muddy concert on…

  13. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the fo 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  15. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…

  16. Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five awards at the fourth-annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (Sept. 3) at the AmericanAirlines Arena in M Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five…

  17. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 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.…

  19. Rolling Stones To Headline SARS Festival

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones and tenor Jose Carreras are among the headliners of a four-week government-sponsored music festival that will try to restore some glitz to SARS-battered Hong Kong. The Rolling Stones and tenor Jose Carreras are among the headliners of a four-week government-sponsored music…

  20. Guster Sets Off For Headlining Tour

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The pop/rock band has dates scheduled into early November in support of its fourth alb Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington…

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