1. Phish Fans Brave Mud At 'It'

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 70,000 Phish fans sloshed through mud that in some places was more than ankle deep at ... An estimated 70,000 Phish fans sloshed through mud that in some places was more than ankle deep at It , held over the weekend at the Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Me. Organizers…

  2. Hot Product

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ween Sailing To 'Quebec' Ween spent most of the 1990s as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that kicked around in country rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of Aaron "Gene Ween"…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2003 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…

  4. Lauper Reveals Her Torch Song Side

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It has been six years since "Sisters of Avalon," Cyndi Lauper's last album for Epic Records. In the meantime, she independently released "Shine," a five-song EP, and entertained hundreds of thousands It has been six years since "Sisters of Avalon," Cyndi…

  5. Mud on the Tires

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the third installment of what's already shaping up as a remarkably consistent and imaginative recording career, Brad Paisley again sets the standard of what modern traditional country can be. In the third installment of what's already shaping up as a remarkably consistent and…

  6. Live, Rare Tracks Fill O'Connor Swan Song

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due Se In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  8. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith , the…

  9. 'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs To Youngsters

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Not quite karaoke and not quite artist albums, several CDs aimed at the children's music market are delivering pop hits sung by fellow kids. Independent label Razor & Tie has developed the concept Not quite karaoke and not quite artist albums, several CDs aimed at the children's…

  10. Sean Paul's Global Call

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Dancehall reggae has finally broken free of its Jamaican island shores after a decade's fermentation and is making a sizable impact on the international album charts and on radio waves around the world. The global call is being spearheaded by…

  11. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Performers Set

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic have been tapped to perform at the fourth annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, set for Aug. 8 at Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic…

  12. Massive Toronto Benefit Gets Underway

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of people settled into Toronto's Downsview Park just a couple of hours after the gates opened for today's (July 30) massive... Tens of thousands of people settled into Toronto's Downsview Park just a couple of hours after the gates opened for today's …

  13. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  14. Chicago Fans Pelt Durst With Garbage

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Durst must have been having a really bad day when the Summer Sanitarium tour stopped Saturday outside Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times describes Durst as having a tantrum on stage and ending Limp B Fred Durst must have been having a really bad day when the Summer Sanitarium tour stopped…

  15. Boxed Set Celebrates Diamond's 'Stages'

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil Diamond's career with the Sept. 30 release of a six-disc boxed set, Billboard.com has learned. "Stages: Performances 1972- Columbia/Legacy will shine a spotlight on the live performance aspect of Neil…

  16. Iron Butterfly Guitarist Braunn Dies

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17-minute anthem "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest Friday. Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17…

  17. Sony Classical Gears Up For Horowitz Celebration

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony Classical will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz with a massive reissue campaign starting in late September. Sony Classical will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz with a massive reissue…

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

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 28-Aug 3, 2003. This week has something for everyone. It seems no matter where you flip the channel, you'll land on an interesting musical diversion. PBS is the place to be to give a little alt-county fuel to…

  19. Hanson Takes To The Clubs

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted the the magazine for Billboard.com. This isn't your little sister's Hanson. Three years have passed since the once-premiere kiddie pop group performed live and released an album. Next month, the Hanson brothers will embark on a tour specifically to promote that they are…

  20. New York City

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "New York City" collects four tunes written by little-known New York songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Peter Malick and a pair of covers (Sam Maghett's "All Your Love" and Bob Dylan's "Heart of Mine") rec "New York City" collects four tunes…

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