1. Phish Announces Eight-Show Fall Trek

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish will eschew an extensive fall North American tour in favor of an eight-show run, which will include a New Year's Eve show at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing will also play host to P Phish will eschew an extensive fall North American tour in favor of an eight-show run,…

  2. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov&…

  3. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin 'Happy' Go Lucky Aretha Franklin returns to music stores this week with "So Damn Happy," her first Arista studio album since 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose." That set debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and…

  4. Billboard Bits: Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Carl Wilson, Mike Gordon, Dope Elton John, Sugar Ray, In Bloom and Wilson Phillips will be among the performers at "Brian Wilson and Friends," a benefit concert for the Carl Wilson Foundation, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event is set for Oct. 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  6. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world. 2002 - Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world. 2002 - Russian Space Agency officials terminate Lance Bass' space flight training because his…

  8. Morning Light

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris Brann from pressing on. Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris…

  9. Tireless O'Rourke At Work On Many Projects

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth member/solo artist/producer Jim O'Rourke is at work on myriad projects, including at least three new albums. Sonic Youth member/solo artist/producer Jim O'Rourke is at work on myriad projects, including at least three new albums and, as previously reported , a behind-the…

  10. The Strokes Make 'Room' For New Album

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes have finalized the major details of their highly anticipated sophomore RCA album. The set has been christened "Room on Fire" and will be released Oct. 21. It will be preceded by the single The Strokes have finalized the major details of their highly anticipated sophomore…

  11. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The CD/DVD package "Cher Live: Farewell Tour" (Rhino). -- Former "Lizzy McGuire" star Hilary Duff's "Metamorphosis" (Walt Disney). -- A solo album from Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "…

  12. Phish's Gordon Arrested For Child Endangerment

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested Aug. 11 in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy H Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested Aug. 11 in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with…

  13. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph Tracy Chapman, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Ben Taylor are among those who will take part in the upcoming We the Planet outing. Billed as "a nationwide tour of activism, discussion and music," the CLIF Bar-sponsored U.S…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 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 the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2003 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…

  16. The Strokes Take 'Control' On Sophomore Album

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aside from deciding on names for a handful of tracks and tweaking the final mix, the Strokes have nearly completed their highly anticipated sophomore RCA album. The as-yet-untitled, 11-track set is du Aside from deciding on names for a handful of tracks and tweaking the final mix, the Strokes…

  17. The Tangled Web

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: MapleMusic.com and Gord Downie, Cake and Candle Music and Limp Bizkit and AOL Broadband. ROMANCING THE LEAF: : Canadian music fans can be quite proud of their national culture. For strong evidence, check out MapleMusic.com …

  18. The Tangled Web

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: MapleMusic.com and Gord Downie, Cake and Candle Music and more. /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  19. Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series of The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday…

  20. Gov't Mule Plans Road 'Rebirth'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes, will hit the road this fall on its Rebirth of the Mule tour. With former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson's ba Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren…

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