1. Farm Aid Adds Eight Artists

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the Blowfish, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Los Lonely Boys, Aaron Brotherton, Titty Bingo and Billy Bob Thornto Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  3. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young 'Green' On Red The story of a fictional family living in a fictional town, Neil Young's new Reprise album "Greendale" touches on drugs, murder, media intrusion and corporate corruption. It is classic Young, and it's certainly more enjoyable and easier…

  4. Blackout Nixes Scores Of Concerts

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Shows up and down the East Coast were affected to varying degrees because Ticketmaster's server The concert industry lost millions of dollars to the blackout last week in the eastern U…

  5. Billboard Bits: Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo Suede, gearing up for the October U.K. release of the greatest-hits set "Singles" (Epic), is planning a series of shows in London at which it will perform its entire catalog. The group will start a week-long residency Sept. 22 at the…

  6. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from Chris Carrabba-led rock act Dashboard Confessional, "A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar" (Vagrant), featuring the single "Hands Down." -- Late vocalist Eva Cassidy's "…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alicia Keys is the big winner 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 top new 2002 - Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B…

  9. Orton Walks On The 'Other Side'

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live tracks and covers. U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live…

  10. Brothel Incident Nets Neil An Assault Charge

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a prostitute at a brothel last month, a Dayton, Nev., prosecutor said. Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a prostitute at…

  11. Ask Billboard

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about CoCo Lee, Stevie Nicks and Daniel Bedingfield. YOU SHOULD COCO Keith, I know CoCo Lee is a huge star in Taiwan and sang the Oscar-nominated "Love Before Time," (from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") but I remember her…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  13. Pearl Jam Eyes More Live Releases

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam recently wrapped its Riot Act world tour, but a host of live releases are on tap for the coming months. Pearl Jam recently wrapped its Riot Act world tour, but a host of live releases are on tap for the coming months. On Sept. 16, the band will release complete concerts from July 8…

  14. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in the coming months via…

  15. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  17. 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…

  18. Bill Would Put Internet Song Swappers In Jail

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Internet users who allow others to copy songs from their hard drives could face prison time under legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 16). The House bill is the stronges Internet users who allow others to copy songs from their hard drives could face prison time…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  20. Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet P Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its…

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