1. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 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"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  2. Patsy Cline Tribute, TV Special Take Shape

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years after her death. A tribute album featuring such artists Norah Jones and Diana Krall is in the works, and a remastered Country legend Patsy Cline's musical influence continues its ride almost 40 years…

  3. Contact

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. A fairytale of sorts, the band began in 1998, sparked by the death of a friend named Benjamin. One…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  5. Public Funeral Planned For Drowning Pool Singer

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A public funeral for Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams will be held Sunday (Aug. 18) in Plano, Texas. The service, which will be held at the Plano Centre (2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway), "is open A public funeral for Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams will be held Sunday (Aug.…

  6. Widespread Panic Sticks With Festival Plan

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned jam band Widespread Panic will go on with its Seven Fiddlers Music Festival this weekend as planned. The finale of th In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned…

  7. 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…

  8. Poll: Elvis Still King Of Rock'n'Roll

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll star of all time, Elvis Presley was still the king -- by a wide margin. Almost four in 10 named Presley in the ABC News poll re When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 1999 - In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all…

  14. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Elvis, Brian Setzer

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Elvis, Brian Setzer Up-and-coming pop artist Michelle Branch is due to guest star on NBC's new nostalgic drama "American Dreams." Executive produced by Dick Clark and Jonathan Prince, the show is set in the early-1960s and will utilize vintage footage…

  15. 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…

  16. Presley Leads 'Forbes' Money List

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A quarter-century after his death, Elvis Presley continues raking in the big bucks. A quarter-century after his death, Elvis Presley continues raking in the big bucks. For the second year in a row, Presley, leads the list of the top-earning dead celebrities, according to Forbes magazine.…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  19. Madonna's 'Swept Away' Due In October

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie, will open Oct. 11 in U.S. theaters. The movie was initially titled "Love, Sex, Drugs, and Death," and is based on the The film "Swept Away," starring Madonna and directed by her…

  20. Irish-American Musician Dan Kelly Dies

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Kelly, the patriarch of Irish-American folk-pop group the Kelly Family, has died. He was 71. The bushy-bearded Kelly died Monday evening in Berlin after a long illness. No further details or ca Daniel Kelly, the patriarch of Irish-American folk-pop group the Kelly Family, has died. He…

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