1. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  2. Soul Asylum's Pirner Steps Out

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While thumbing through vintage threads at a New Orleans thrift store, Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner is singing the praises of the Crescent City, his home since 1998. "I love this city. Honestly, New Orleans is perfect for me," he…

  3. Update: Drowning Pool Singer Found Dead

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported yesterday (Aug. 14), Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was found dead in the band's tour bus in Manassas, Va., near where it was due to perform today, according to release from As first reported yesterday (Aug. 14), Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first…

  5. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  6. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  7. 33TunesOnTV

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 12-18, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 12 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: David Bowie, Moby (also scheduled: Seann William Scott). "Last Call With Carson…

  8. Widespread Panic Guitarist Houser Dead At 40

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, died yesterday (Aug. 10) at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 40. Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, LK2, Voodoo 2002 Eric Clapton, Matthew Sweet, Sugar Ray, Van Dyke Parks, and In Bloom will join Brian Wilson for an Oct. 6 benefit concert at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The event will benefit the Carl Wilson Foundation,…

  10. 'Story' Sets The Stage For Layo & Bushwacka!

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On the eve of the U.S. release of their new album, "Night Works" -- due Sept. 10 via XL Recordings/Beggars Group -- Layo & Bushwacka!'s Matthew Benjamin recalls the one rule the U.K.-based duo imposed on its debut album, 1999&…

  11. Springsteen Soars To No. 1 With 'The Rising'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 525,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to earn the Boss his best week ever in the SoundScan era Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1…

  12. Plant, Dylan, Stones Bask In 'Moonlight Mile'

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and David Bowie will set the mood for upcoming Touchstone film "Moon A Tim Buckley cover from Robert Plant's latest solo album and classics by the…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  14. Billboard Bits: Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Elvis Presley, Popa Chubby Capitol has moved up the release of country singer Keith Urban's third album, "Golden Road," from a previously scheduled Nov. 5 bow to a new date of Oct. 8. The set is preceded by the single "Somebody Like You," which is…

  15. Aguilera Gets 'Dirty' Next Month

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." Pop queen Christina Aguilera is planning a return to the limelight at the end of the summer with a new single, "Let's Get Dirty." The…

  16. Nelly Hits New Heights In July RIAA Certifications

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal), reached triple-platinum status for shipments of three million copies in July certifications from t It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, …

  17. This Day in Music

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official W 2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the…

  18. Irish Rock, Dance Artists Team For Charity

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined together for the charity album "Collaborations: The Best of the Irish Independent Music Scene." Profits raised from the set, relea The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined…

  19. Anti-Pop Consortium Calls It Quits

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New York's critically acclaimed hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium has called it quits after releasing only two full-length albums in the U.S., including this year's Warp Records set "Arrhythmia." The b New York's critically acclaimed hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium…

  20. New Keith Album 'Unleashed' At No. 1

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week, snatching up 338,000 copies of his new DreamWorks album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than enough to debut at the top The Billboard 200 Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week,…

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