1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Poll: Country Fans 'Up!' For Shania Set

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest stars, Shania Twain's "Up!" is the most anticipated by fans, according to a Billboard.com poll. Twain pulled in 49% of 4,998 votes, givin Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest…

  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. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new…

  6. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  7. 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…

  8. Vandross, Levert Lead 'Summer Soul' Charge

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luther Vandross, Angie Stone, Gerald Levert, and Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams are hitting the road together on the Burger King-sponsored BK Got Music Summer Soul Tour, a 19-date run of amphithe Luther Vandross, Angie Stone, Gerald Levert, and Destiny's Child's…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  13. Kid Rock Rides Into 'Biker Boyz' Flick

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After playing a Trans Am-driving rival of David Spade in "Joe Dirt," Kid Rock is ready to gun it on the big screen again -- this time on two wheels in DreamWorks Pictures' urban motorcycle film "Biker After playing a Trans Am-driving rival of David Spade in "Joe Dirt,…

  14. Wilco's 'Heart' Heads To DVD; New Album In Works

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" is gradually making its way across the country, but even after a year-and-a-half following and filming the band, director/ph Sam Jones' illuminating Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break…

  15. Springsteen Rises Straight To U.K. No. 1

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's scored a fifth No. 1 album on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 4) with "The Rising" (Columbia), his first new studio set since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom Joad." Meanwhile, failed Bruce Springsteen's scored a fifth No. 1 album on the U.K…

  16. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  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. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

  19. My Front Porches

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT If you came of age in the '70s or '80s, chances are good that you don't see the divide between the type of sweetly soulful Americana practiced by the Jayhawks and the dramatic, whiskey-bent electricit If you came of age in the '70s or '80s, chances are good that you…

  20. Mario

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the recent revival in teen R&B, it might be easy for an act to get lost in the shuffle. With the recent revival in teen R&B, it might be easy for an act to get lost in the shuffle. J newcomer Mario has nothing to worry about, thanks to an impressive eponymous debut. For starters,…

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