1. Lost Highway Collects 'Found' Gems

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Lost & Found -- Vol. I," a single-disc collection of rarities, b-sides and unreleased music from artists on the Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date…

  2. 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…

  3. Ruben Allegedly Paid To Wear Jerseys On 'Idol'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to wear the company's bright jerseys on "American Idol," despite a ban by the program on such deals. Owners of hip-hop clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. say they secretly paid Ruben Studdard to…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams will make his movie debut in the direct-to-video feature "Dude, We're Going to Rio," due Oct. 14 from Star Trak/Arista through an undetermined distributor. The film will feature songs from the…

  5. Stones, AC/DC Rock Toronto Benefit

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit at Downsview Park, aimed at boosting the city's sagging economy in the wake of the S More than 450,000 fans turned out last night (July 30) in Toronto for the Molson…

  6. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  7. Toronto SARS Benefit To Draw 430,000

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although 500,000 people were expected, organizers say the audience will likely be closer to 430,000. More details have been released regarding the July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, featuring the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Justin Timberlake and others. Although 500,000…

  8. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  9. Eminem Raps With Boo Yaa Tribe

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the song "911" with veteran rap outfit Boo Yaa Tribe which will appear on the latter's upcoming album, "West Kosta Nostra." "Hip-hop is in a state of 911 Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the…

  10. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game The July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Concert , headlined by the Rolling Stones, will see tickets capped at 500,000. The show, designed to help the city's sagging tourism and hospitality sectors after the stigma from SARS (Severe…

  11. Probe Of Franklin Arson Finds Accelerants

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Traces of accelerants were found in the charred remains of Aretha Franklin's Bloomfield Township, Mich., home and on the clothing of her son, Edward Franklin, according to a state investigator's repor Traces of accelerants were found in the charred remains of Aretha Franklin's…

  12. 150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto SARS Benefit

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Ticketmaster Canada. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also sa The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000…

  13. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  14. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2000 - At Lynn Anderson's annual Fan Fair fan club party at Spence Manor's guitar-shaped swimming pool,…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  17. Aretha Teases Album With New Single

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has released a new single, "The Only Thing Missin'," as a teaser from her upcoming album, due Sept. 16 via Arista. Aretha Franklin has released a new single, "The Only Thing Missin'," as a teaser from her upcoming album, due Sept. 16 via Arista.…

  18. The Tangled Web

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Request-A-Song.com and KCRW Los Angeles' "Broadband" radio show. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. ALL REQUEST, ALL THE TIME: Music fans in…

  19. Billboard Bits: Field Day, Verizon/RIAA, Kathleen Edwards

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Field Day, Verizon/RIAA, Kathleen Edwards The beleaguered Field Day festival, which yesterday revamped to a single-day event Saturday at East Rutherford, N.J.'s Giants Stadium, has announced its full reconfigured lineup. Original headliners Beastie Boys and Radiohead are set to…

  20. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

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