1. 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…

  2. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  3. 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…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Cash Hospitalized, Can't Attend VMAs

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash's plans to attend the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) in New York were scuttled by his hospitalization in Nashville for an unspecified stomach ailment. Johnny Cash's plans to attend the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) in New York were scuttled by his…

  8. 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, "…

  9. Update: Polyphonic Spree Hits The Road

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree will begin a North American tour Sept. 19 in the evangelistic 20-plus member choir's home base of Dallas. The 20-city trek closes with a Nov. 23-24 stand in San Diego. The Polyphonic Spree will begin a North American tour Sept. 19 in the evangelistic 20-plus member…

  10. Tireless O'Rourke At Work On Many Projects

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth member/solo artist/producer Jim O'Rourke is at work on myriad projects, including at least three new albums. Sonic Youth member/solo artist/producer Jim O'Rourke is at work on myriad projects, including at least three new albums and, as previously reported , a behind-the…

  11. 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…

  12. Ask Billboard

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Placebo, Opeth and Dio. PLACEBOTIC Dear Keith, One of my favorite bands is Placebo. I was wondering if any of the group's four albums or any singles were released in the U.S. If yes, how did they fare? I don't remember seeing one of…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  15. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has joined the lineup of Healing the Divide - A Benefit Concert for Peace and Reconciliation. Set for Sept. 21 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the event will also feature performances by Hamza El…

  16. Kiss 'Symphony' Hits The Big Screen

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony" will be screened on the same day in 21 Regal Cinemas theaters throughout the U.S. In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony…

  17. Toby Keith Tops CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and veteran artist Johnny Cash follow with four nominatio With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music…

  18. Woman Sues 'P. Diddy' Over Restaurant Flap

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for $5 million, claiming a bouncer at his Manhattan restaurant, Justin's, threw her to the ground and dragged her A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P.…

  19. Relieved Ben Lee Releases 'Hey You' In U.S.

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to buy cigarettes. The Australian-born artist found a cheerleader in Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, transforming the then unknow Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

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