1. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme 2002 - Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New…

  2. Tough Love

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next big thing." That said, consider Ed Hamell (aka Hamell on Trial) the next "little big man." A genuinely funny guy with a social consc If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next…

  3. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current single, "Damn," is one of the…

  4. TMBG Documentary Heads To DVD

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock duo They Might Be Giants, is being readied for release on DVD. Plexifilm, in a An expanded edition of "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack…

  5. The Big Zane Theory

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pull the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle makes an il 2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2003 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…

  12. Jackson Opens Neverland Ranch To Public

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Like a real-life Willy Wonka, Michael Jackson has announced plans to open his carnival-style Neverland Ranch estate to 500 guests. The invitation-only event, set for Sept. 13, is a one-time-only gathe Like a real-life Willy Wonka, Michael Jackson has announced plans to open his carnival-style…

  13. Latin Grammys Add Diverse Performers

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awards in Miami. Hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas will join five-time nominee Juanes for a performance at next week's Latin Grammy Awards in Miami. The Sept. 3 event at the…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  15. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  16. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  17. McClinton Taps Norway Gig For Live Set

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Texas-bred roots musician Delbert McClinton will let fans in on one of his personal favorite concert recordings with the release of the two-CD set "Live," due Oct. 21 on New West Records. Texas-bred roots musician Delbert McClinton will let fans in on one of his personal favorite…

  18. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,"…

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