1. Byrd, Chesnutt Plan Hometown Labor Day Bash

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country artists Tracy Byrd and Marc Chesnutt will throw a Labor Day concert in their hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Country artists Tracy Byrd and Marc Chesnutt will throw a Labor Day concert in their hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Monday's (Sept. 1) show at the Southeast Texas Entertainment…

  2. Alkaline Trio To Head Vagrant Tour

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vagrant Records has set a 33-date label showcase tour for the fall. The outing, which will feature Alkaline Trio, From Autumn To Ashes, No Motiv and Reggie & the Full Effect, kicks off Oct. 29 at Vagrant Records has set a 33-date label showcase tour for the fall. The outing, which will…

  3. 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…

  4. Justin, Beyoncé, Coldplay Lead VMA Winners

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held tonight (Aug. 28) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The artists tied with thr Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Amy Grant, Sting, Seal, Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Tyrone Davis, the Isley Brothers and Johnnie Taylor. GRANTED: Amy Grant debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart with her new CD, "Simple Things" (Word/Curb).…

  6. 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…

  7. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, handed out Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall: Best video of the year: "Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Best male video: "Cry Me a River," Justin…

  8. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  9. Emmylou Harris Says 'Grace'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Emmylou Harris will release a new studio album, "Stumble From Grace," Sept. 23 via Nonesuch. The set is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2000 set "Red Dirt Girl," which debuted at No. 5 Veteran vocalist Emmylou Harris will release a new studio album, "…

  10. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  11. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  12. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's…

  13. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. Star Trak Presents... Clones , The Neptunes & Various Artists 2. Greatest Hits Vol. II , Alan Jackson 3. Unleashed , Bow Wow 4. Trap Muzik , T.I. 5. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack Issue date: Sept 6, 2003 News Bow wow , Alan Jackson …

  15. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  16. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  17. Slayer Gulps Down Jagermeister Tour

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8 in Minneapolis with Hatebreed and Arch Enemy as support acts. The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8…

  18. Pop Punks Help Suffering Surfer

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight agains Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for…

  19. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. GET A CLUE: Those who have seen the Flaming Lips know that the group's live shows can feel like child's birthday party run amok, with sometimes dozens of fans donning…

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