1. Harem

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concept behind Harem is blending Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western dance-tinged pop—something Ofra Haza, and even Sting, already achieved with more ingenuity and dancefloor c The concept behind Harem is blending Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western dance-tinged…

  2. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 16-22, 2003. Warm weather! Fresh air! Who needs it? The cool glow of the television is all we need, especially when there's a plethora of music to tune in, sit down, and enjoy. We're starting off with what…

  3. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  5. Poodle Hat

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. Poodle Hat crackles…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I am writing to you from Australia. I am an…

  7. 'Austin City Limits' Fest Unveils Full Lineup

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set for Sept. 19-21, the event is expected to draw more than 75,000 to Zilker Park in the More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City…

  8. Everybody Loves You

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kaki King is a dazzling guitarist. She's an inventive, pensive, explosive player whose technique is miles beyond her 23 years. Kaki King is a dazzling guitarist. She's an inventive, pensive, explosive player whose technique is miles beyond her 23 years. She authored every tune on…

  9. Serart

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Serj Tankian, frontman of nÜ-metal band System of a Down, takes a hard-left turn into avant-global electro-funk with this Arto TunÇboyaciyan collaboration. Serj Tankian, frontman of nü-metal band System of a Down, takes a hard-left turn into avant-global electro-funk with this Arto…

  10. Top Modern Rock Acts Join 'Weenie Roast'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the 19 bands slated to perform at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival concert, set for Jun Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the…

  11. 'moe.down' Drafts Flaming Lips

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival. Slated for Aug. 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, N.Y., the event will also feature Rusted Root a Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival…

  12. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  13. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  14. Coldplay Takes Top Honor At Ivor Novello Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 22) in London, presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and sponso The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

  16. N.J. To Ask Springsteen, Bon Jovi For Help

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi have performed at many benefit concerts over the years. Now their home state of New Jersey has its hand out. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi have performed at many benefit concerts over the years. Now their home state of New Jersey has its hand out. State…

  17. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  19. Weird Al Parodies Eminem, Avril On New Album

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop stars on his latest album, "Poodle Hat," due May 20 via Way Moby/Volcano. On the 12-track set, the musical parody veteran reworks well-know "Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2000 - A small but enthusiastic…

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