1. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  2. Blues Explosion Offers New Cuts At Surprise Gig

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previewed a slew of new songs during a surprise gig last night (Sept. 14) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previewed a slew of new songs during a surprise gig last night (Sept. 14) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks…

  3. Ask Billboard

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, "Gypsy" and several "American Idol" contestants. THIS IS JENNY... NOW Hi Keith! I want to ask you about Jennifer Lopez's latest album, "This Is Me ... Then." How many copies has it sold in…

  4. The Strokes Flesh Out Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A nine-date European tour will get underway Dec. 1 in Glasgow, with a more extensive itinerary to follow next year. The Strokes continue to expand their fall tour slate . Sixteen North American dates are on tap with Kings Of Leon, beginning Oct. 9-10 in Upper Darby, Pa., and including an Oct.…

  5. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  6. Rossdale Heads To 'Constantine'

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou are poised to join Warner Bros. Pictures' "Constantine" for director Francis Lawrence. Based on an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer," Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and Djimon Hounsou are poised to join…

  7. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  8. Update: Strokes, Kings Of Leon Team For Tour

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts in their formative days, the acclaimed New York quintet is continuing the tradition. The Strokes will bring Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts…

  9. BREAKING & ENTERING

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti & Spearhead and Kings Of Leon. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Michael Franti …

  10. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  11. Latin Grammys To Celebrate Celia Cruz

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Olga Tanon will lead a tribute to the late Celia Cruz during tomorrow's (Sept. 3) fourth annual…

  12. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 1-7, 2003. The fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards are the week's big story, Wednesday night on CBS, live from Miami. The show will be hosted by actor/comedian George Lopez and feature a ton of performances. Look…

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  14. Youth & Young Manhood

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. The first full-length from Kings of Leon, fronted by three sons of a Pentecostal preacher, is a new Southern twist on the catch-all genre of garage rock. Gloriously embracing…

  15. Great White Tours For Club Fire Survivors

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people during its February performance at the Station Nightclub. The Sta Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the…

  16. Great White, Club Owners Fined In R.I. Fire

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legal experts say the move could bolster lawsuits filed after the Feb. 20 blaze, which killed 100 people and injured nearly 200 others. Six months after a deadly nightclub fire during a Great White concert in West Warwick, R.I., the band and the club's owners were fined nearly $100,000…

  17. Probe Continues In R.I. Club-Fire Case

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The grand jury investigation into the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert in February is still under way, and -- despite published reports to the contrary - The grand jury investigation into the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people…

  18. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock titles Rock The House This week sees the release of new albums from a host of notable rock acts. Alien Ant Farm's "TruAnt" (DreamWorks) is the group's first album since it was involved in a serious car accident in May 2002. The set was produced by Stone Temple Pilots&…

  19. Jewel Catches 'Wave' For New Film

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After making her feature film acting debut in Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil," singer/songwriter Jewel is now readying a follow-up. The artist will star in "Wave," an independent film project she is d After making her feature film acting debut in Ang Lee's "…

  20. Kenny Chesney Loses Bootlegger Ban

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny Chesney's request for a nationwide ban on merchandise bootleggers outside his concerts. Judge Leon Jordan said Chesney's fa A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny…

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