1. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  2. Ticketmaster Rebuts String Cheese Lawsuit

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT According to Ticketmaster, jam band the String Cheese Incident's antitrust lawsuit against the company is "not about artists' rights -- it's about money." According to Ticketmaster, jam band the String Cheese Incident's antitrust lawsuit against the company is …

  3. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  5. The Ugly American

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Last year, high priest of melodic misery Mark Eitzel traveled to Athens and hooked up with a local group of bar entertainers for this unusual project. Last year, high priest of melodic misery Mark Eitzel traveled to Athens and hooked up with a local group of bar entertainers for this unusual…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  7. Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7). Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean…

  8. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the chagrin of dance/electronic purists, he co…

  9. Hoobastank Teases New Album With Club Tour

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a club and theater tour kicking off Aug. 20 in San Antonio. The run is scheduled through the end of September In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a…

  10. String Cheese Incident Sues Ticketmaster

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident filed suit against Ticketmaster yesterday (Aug. 6) in federal court in Denver, charging the No. 1 concert ticket retailer had tried to cut off direct tic Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident filed suit against Ticketmaster yesterday …

  11. DeGraw Rides In On His 'Chariot'

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I view myself as 'everyman.' I just happen to write songs," 26-year-old Gavin DeGraw says. But any artist handpicked to be the latest protégé of RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis is hardly ordinary. The New York-based…

  12. Ask Billboard

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Coral, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the Rolling Stones. CORAL-ATION Keith, Was the Coral's self-titled debut album released in the U.S.? If so, how many copies has it sold? John Boylan Herts, England Hi John, The…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Eastmountainsouth, Madlib and Sugababes. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. NORTH BOUND: Prior to forming Eastmountainsouth , singer/songwriter…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

  15. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura 50 Cent and Good Charlotte have joined Coldplay and Christina Aguilera as confirmed performers for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, to be broadcast live Aug. 28 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Redman,…

  16. Van Dyk Heads 'Back' To The Clubs

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for "Reflections," his first set of new material since 2000's "Out There and Back." The Mute Records disc contains the U.K. hit "Nothing But You" German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for …

  17. BRMC 'Takes On' North America

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its... Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has set a month-long North American tour in support of its upcoming Virgin album "Take Them On, On Your Own," due Sept. 2 from Virgin. The trek…

  18. Novoselic Quits Music Business, Eyes Politics

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic says he has "quit" the music industry. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic says he has "quit" the music industry. The news comes in a letter to fans on the official Web site of Eyes Adrift, Novoselic's most recent musical…

  19. Australia Braces For Livid Fest

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, the White Stripes and Jurassic 5 are among the initial acts confirmed for Australia's annual Livid festival. Claiming to be "the best on the annual festival calendar," the October event w Linkin Park, the White Stripes and Jurassic 5 are among the initial acts…

  20. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BT 'Emotional' Rescue BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. He has also released three genre-blurring artist albums and scored two No. 1 hits on…

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