1. Liz Phair Sets Fall Tour

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fresh from a six-week summer tour, modern-rock songstress Liz Phair has set a 15-date November outing. The tour will kick off Nov. 1 in San Diego and hit a number of North American markets before wrap Fresh from a six-week summer tour, modern-rock songstress Liz Phair has set a 15-date…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMJ, Crosby/Nash, 'Road To Voodoo'

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMJ, Crosby/Nash, 'Road To Voodoo' My Morning Jacket, Black Box Recorder, Killing Joke, the New Deal, the Fever and VHS Or Beta will perform at the kick-off concert for the 2003 CMJ Music Marathon. The show will be held Oct. 22 on multiple floors at New York's Webster…

  3. Pajo, Lenchantin Set Papa M Tour Plans

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. portion of the trek begins Sept. 20 in Baltimore and wraps Oct. 27 in Champaign, Ill. Nine European dates will follow, beginning Nov. 4 in Copenhagen. As first tipped here last month, former A Perfect Circle/Zwan member Paz Lenchantin will join her former Zwan bandmate David Pajo&…

  4. A Perfect Circle Plans Round Of Shows

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. Modern rock act A Perfect Circle will kick off a fall tour with a Halloween show (Oct. 31) in San Antonio, Texas. So far 11 dates have been confirmed, in addition to a Nov. 2 stop…

  5. Modest Mouse Album Pushed To Next Year

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004. Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has…

  6. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

  8. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  9. Series Gears Classical To Infant 'Playful Minds'

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings aimed at parents of newborns since a much-publicized late 1990s book "The Mozart Effect" claimed that infants' intelligence could be The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings…

  10. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…

  11. Guster Sets Off For Headlining Tour

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The pop/rock band has dates scheduled into early November in support of its fourth alb Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry's tribute to Minnie Pearl. The previous year's winner, Kathy Mattea, presents the award to Warin 2002 - Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award…

  14. Widespread Panic To Grip U.S.

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates kicking off Sept. 24 in Bozeman, Mont. From its Northwest beginnings, the 21-city arena tour will travel across Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pull the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle makes an il 2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Grace Like Rain

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With "Grace Like Rain," Todd Agnew emerges on the contemporary Christian scene as a true force. With "Grace Like Rain," Todd Agnew emerges on the contemporary Christian scene as a true force. A Texas native who now resides in Memphis, Agnew successfully blends pop, rock,…

  19. Ask Billboard

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Hootie & the Blowfish, Liz Phair and Olivia. HOWZ ABOUT HOOTIE? Hey Keith! Hootie & The Blowfish has been on tour for the past three months and I would like to know how many albums they have sold of their new self-titled CD. Thanks…

  20. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix…

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