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Lollapalooza 2003 Rolling After Early Setbacks

The Jane’s Addiction-headlined Lollapalooza tour is rolling along after overcoming a few bumps at the beginning of the tour. Lollapalooza had to cancel both its opening date-which was scheduled for June 3 in Ionia, Michigan-and a July 26 date at Vernon Downs racetrack just outside of New York City due to poor ticket sales and some production issues. The tour has run smoothly since, and guitarist Dave Navarro revealed he didn’t know why the tour had trouble in the beginning, considering how well it’s going now. “Yeah, this is going great,” Navarro said. “Honestly, you’re asking me a lot of… Read more »


Civic Tour 2003 with Good Charlotte and New Found Glory Ends on a High Note

As the 2003 Civic Tour rolls to an end, nearly 400,000 music fans were entertained by one of this Spring’s best-attended tours featuring co-headlining bands New Found Glory and Good Charlotte, leaders in the new wave of pop-punk music that has taken over radio and television. Civic Tour sold-out 34 of its 50 dates in key markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Denver and San Jose, proving once again that Honda continues to bring the youth market the coolest breakthrough acts on the music scene. The San Antonio Express-News took note of success of the Civic… Read more »


Short List of 2003 Grammy Award Winners

Short list of 45th Annual Grammy Award winners, announced during Sunday night’s live telecast on CBS: Album of the Year – “Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones New Artist – Norah Jones Record of the Year – “Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones Song of the Year – “Don’t Know Why,” Jesse Harris – Norah Jones Hard Rock Performance – “All My Life,” Foo Fighters Spoken Comedy Album – “Robin Williams – news – Live 2002,” Robin Williams Country Album – “Home,” Dixie Chicks Rap Album – “The Eminem – news – web sites Show,” Eminem Male Pop Vocal Performance –… Read more »


Warped Tour 2003 Inks Acts, Compilation Album Due May 20

Face To Face, Andrew W.K., Rancid, and the Used are among the initial group of bands signed up for Warped Tour 2003. Andrew W.K. will only play West Coast gigs while the Transplants are booked only for the East Coast. Others on the bill include Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, Dropkick Murphys, AFI, the Distillers, Poison The Well, Taking Back Sunday, Rufio, Finch, Brand New, the Starting Line, and Glassjaw, according to the tour’s website. The 2003 Warped Tour compilation album has been set for release on May 20. The collection will feature over 50 Warped tour bands. The track-list… Read more »


Motley Crue Bassist Says No OzzFest In 2003

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says no one should line up for 2003 concert tickets just yet. In response to a number of inquiries about whether or not the Crue has any live plans for this year-including joining up with Ozzy Osbourne’s annual multi-act tour-Sixx writes on the official motley.com site, “As far as the question being asked over and over about OzzFest, at this time there are NO plans of doing any kind of tour until next year for Motley Crue.” While Motley Crue lays low, Sixx is hard at work with his new band, the Brides Of Destruction.… Read more »


MTV to Ring in 2003 With Pajama Party

The dress code for MTV’s New Year’s Eve party gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “casual chic.” The cable music channel will ring in 2003 with a pajama party, with performances from the Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Busta Rhymes and Good Charlotte. Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy, who co-star in the upcoming movie “Just Married,” will host the party with Carson Daly. Sway from MTV News and comedian Jeffrey Ross also will take part. The festivities will air live from MTV’s Times Square studios starting at 10:30 p.m. EST Dec. 31. Leading up to New Year’s Eve, the… Read more »

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