1. 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…

  2. Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vo The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out…

  3. Foos Bassist To Tour With Fire Theft

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter group's upcoming... Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will join two of his three former Sunny Day Real Estate bandmates in the Fire Theft for the latter…

  4. Allman Brothers Look Back To Atlanta

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Band, Billboard.com has learned. Legacy/Epic Records has set a Oct. 21 release date for a new double-disc live album by the Allman Brothers Band, Billboard.com has learned. "Live at…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, STIFLE, Sepultura 50 Cent and Good Charlotte have joined Coldplay and Christina Aguilera as confirmed performers for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, to be broadcast live Aug. 28 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Redman,…

  6. Dead's 'Very Best' Due Next Month

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead's three decades. Due Sept. 16, "The Very Best of the Grateful Dead" will feature songs the band recorded for Warner Bros., Ar Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead&…

  7. Rimes, 3EB To Delight Ben & Jerry's Fest

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will perform during the two-day Ben & Jerry's and Rock the Vote One World One Heart Festival. This year's event is set for LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will…

  8. Earle's 'American' Heading To CD, DVD

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Steve Earle's upcoming live album, a companion piece to an Earle documentary being released this fall. Details have emerged on Steve Earle's upcoming live album, a companion piece to an Earle documentary being released this fall. As previously reported ,…

  9. 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…

  10. Jam Bands To Cruise Again

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21). Jam band fans who missed out on the chance to sail on the inaugural Jam Cruise -- set to depart Jan. 6, 2004, from Ft.…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat A concert will be held July 20 at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass., to benefit the Music to My Ears Project. Among those performing will be 11-year-old jazz pianist Matt Savage. The Music to My Ears Project will launch…

  12. Alabama Tour Fares Well

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For country supergroup Alabama, parting is indeed sweet sorrow. The sweetness is to the tune of $15 million in box office grosses before the tour even hits its stride. Billed as Alabama's Farewell tour, the 40-city trek ends in mid-November.…

  13. Neil Young Surveys 'Greendale'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album, "Greendale." The 10-song set chronicles the life and times of the Green family, residents of the fictional town from which the album t Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album , "Greendale…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha The Flaming Lips came to the rescue of the Witnness festival in Kildare, Ireland, replacing the White Stripes on the main stage last night (July 13). The Stripes had to cancel at the last minute after frontman Jack White broke his finger in a…

  15. A Perfect Circle Looks To Lucky 'Thirteen'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin album, "Thirteenth Step." As previously reported, the set is the band's first with new bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin…

  16. Billboard Bits: Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo The Buzzcocks were joined onstage last night (July 6) in Camden, N.J., by one-time bassist Steve Garvey and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for a rendition of their early staple "Why Can't I Touch It?" Now a Camden-area resident,…

  17. BREAKING AND ENTERING

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  18. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  20. R.E.M. Revamps Tour Plans, Takes Requests

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The group, which kicked off its first world tour in four years June 21 in Utrecht, Holland, has added two dates and altered city and/or venue details for a handful of others on the North American leg Veteran modern rock act R.E.M. has made a few changes in its fall North American tour . The…

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