1. When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 2: First Time I Met the Blues

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the four-disc series When the Sun Goes Down, RCA surveys the massively influential Bluebird/Victor catalog of early blues. With the four-disc series When the Sun Goes Down, RCA surveys the massively influential Bluebird/Victor catalog of early blues. Walk Right In (bluesy folk/pop),…

  2. Offspring, Devo Set For Hawk's Boom Boom Jam

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Offspring, Face To Face, Devo, and Social Distortion are among the acts confirmed to appear on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam tour later this year. A sort of Warped Tour in reverse, the Huck Jam f The Offspring, Face To Face, Devo, and Social Distortion are among the acts confirmed…

  3. Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album, "A Hundred Days Off." Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album , "A…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace, and Avril Lavigne are confirmed to perform during the pre-show for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards , set for Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The performances will take place outside…

  6. 20 Years Later, Thompson Returns To The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The veteran folk singer/songwriter will be on the road in support of the recently released "Fashionably Late" (Rounder), Come Oct. 5, Linda Thompson will embark on her first U.S. tour in two decades. The…

  7. Strokes To Roll With The Stones Amid Fall Trek

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes will add another feather to their youthful cap Oct. 4 and 5, as they join the Rolling Stones' Licks tour as the opening act for dates, in Landover, Md. and Hartford, Conn., respectively. The Strokes will add another feather to their youthful cap Oct. 4 and 5, as they join the…

  8. 'N Sync's Timberlake 'Justifies' Your Love

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N Sync mates with the Nov. 12 release of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." First single "Like I Love You," like the rest of the material on Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N…

  9. Faithfull Books 'Time' On The Road

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull will support her recently released Virgin album, "Kissin' Time," with a tour encompassing a handful of U.S. dates and an extensive European itinerary. Faithfull will kick of the tre Marianne Faithfull will support her recently released Virgin album, "…

  10. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  11. Mana Plans U.S. Trek

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock act Mana will kick off a 13-city U.S. tour Sept. 29 at the Magness Arena in Denver. The trip comes in support of the group's latest album, "Revolucion De Amor," due tomorrow (Aug. 20) via Mexican rock act Mana will kick off a 13-city U.S. tour Sept. 29 at the…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a ""hunger fast"" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in th 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie…

  13. Blue Magic

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Every now and then an emissary arrives to remind us of what we're missing. Every now and then an emissary arrives to remind us of what we're missing. That would seem to be Magic Slim's role; he's the messenger and Blue Magic is the message. The magic man reminds us, by…

  14. Rappers Flock To Grey Goose Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cognac, France-based Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with James McMillan's Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment to organize the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour. The 20-city to Grey Goose Vodka is getting into the rap game. The Cognac, France-based vodka brand has…

  15. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  17. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  18. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  19. Rush Follows 'Trails' To More Touring

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock trio Rush has tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of its latest Anthem/Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails." The group will pause briefly following a Sept. 28 show in Ch Veteran rock trio Rush has tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in…

  20. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due Aug. 20. "For me, having a child was a…

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