1. Two Concerts Will Benefit Family Of Timothy White

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Performers are showing their support for late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White by holding two benefit concerts to raise money for his wife Judy Garlan White and two sons Alexander and Christoph Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who died June 27 of a heart attack, was known as a…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Krauss Earns Seven Bluegrass Award Noms

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music…

  5. 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…

  6. Ask Billboard

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about TLC, Nelly, and Shania Twain. THE RETURN OF TLC Keith, I have heard some rumors as to the title of TLC's upcoming album. Could you clarify whether or not "3D" will be the title? Do you know when the album will be released or what…

  7. The Hiatus Is Over: Phish Returns

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly two-year hiatus, seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to active duty with a New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Three additional shows are scheduled for Jan. After a nearly two-year hiatus , seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to…

  8. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  9. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

  10. Eclectic Artists Suit Up For 'Scrubs' Soundtrack

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on the soundtrack to the quirky NBC comedy "Scrubs." Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on the soundtrack to the quirky NBC comedy …

  11. 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…

  12. Ndegeocello Takes Charge Of AIDS Benefit

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). Meshell Ndegeocello will perform during and serve as the musical director for You Rock My Soul, a benefit concert for New…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. Krall To Go 'Live' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording "Diana Krall -- Live in Paris," in October via Verve. The album is the audio companion to the VHS/DVD release of "Diana Krall - Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  19. 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,…

  20. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&…

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