1. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2002 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"" followi 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of…

  2. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  3. Stones Get 'Licks' In Early In Toronto

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones performed a surprise club show Friday night in Toronto in preparation for their upcoming Licks world tour, which kicks off Sept. 3 in Boston. Approximately 700 invited guests, inclu The Rolling Stones performed a surprise club show Friday night in Toronto in preparation for…

  4. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  5. Waking the Dead

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. A little too…

  6. Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with the fact that his Sun label provided the springboard for rock'n'roll luminaries Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with…

  7. Love, Auf Der Maur Climb Out Of Hole

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in separate and vastly different projects. Auf Der Maur has recorded an album of note-for-note Black Sabbath covers Former Hole principals Courtney Love and Melissa Auf Der Maur look to be resurfacing in…

  8. No Doubt, Garbage Expand Fall Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its announced fall tour. The majority of the dates on the run will be with Garbage, and will feature opening stints by the Distillers and Good C California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its previously announced fall tour.…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  10. 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT American Music Association Americana Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 American Music Association Americana Awards, to be presented Sept. 13 at the Hilton Suites Hotel in downtown Nashville. Album of the year: Gillian Welch, "Time (The Revelator)" (Acony) The…

  11. Poll: Elvis Still King Of Rock'n'Roll

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll star of all time, Elvis Presley was still the king -- by a wide margin. Almost four in 10 named Presley in the ABC News poll re When Americans were asked in a new poll to name the greatest rock'n'roll…

  12. Billboard Bits: Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Zombies, KC Blues Fest, Burning Brides Ex-Zombies principals Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who recently reunited for a string of shows and a collaborative album, are now planning a nine-date U.S. tour next month. The duo of vocalist Blunstone and keyboardist/songwriter Argent had a…

  13. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

  14. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  15. Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up t Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new…

  16. Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio albu Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group…

  17. Brad Explores 'Discovery Park'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After two albums for Epic, Seattle rock outfit Brad has landed on Redline Entertainment for "Welcome to Discovery Park," released yesterday (Aug. 13). In support, the band will set off on its first U.S. tour in more than five years this…

  18. Chris Robinson Treads 'New Earth' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's solo debut, "New Earth Mud," will arrive Oct. 22 via Best Buy's Redline…

  19. Vandross, Levert Lead 'Summer Soul' Charge

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Luther Vandross, Angie Stone, Gerald Levert, and Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams are hitting the road together on the Burger King-sponsored BK Got Music Summer Soul Tour, a 19-date run of amphithe Luther Vandross, Angie Stone, Gerald Levert, and Destiny's Child's…

  20. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

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