1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, 1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia"…

  10. Hoobastank Teases New Album With Club Tour

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a club and theater tour kicking off Aug. 20 in San Antonio. The run is scheduled through the end of September In advance of the release of its sophomore Island album, rock act Hoobastank will headline a…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks Nickelback, the Donnas and 3 Doors Down are among the artists who have signed on for a new VH1 concert series, which has the working title "Live Tuesdays," Billboard.com has learned. The one hour-program will air Tuesdays…

  12. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him…

  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. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  15. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan That 'Masked' Man Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due this week. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Irons Bound" from his 1997…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined…

  17. Uncle Kracker Hits The Road

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played one show in Las Vegas over the weekend, but will kick the tour into gear with a show Thursday (July 17) in Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played…

  18. New Dylan Tracks Lead 'Masked' Soundtrack

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due July 22. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Ir Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  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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