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

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

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

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets back to normal this week and that means new…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  4. Classic Cuts Power 'School Of Rock' Soundtrack

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30 via Atlantic. Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30…

  5. Triumph Poops On/With Comedy All-Stars

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and the MTV Video Music Awards, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is clawing his way into the music business Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late…

  6. 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…

  7. Wedren, O'Rourke 'Rock' With Jack Black

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Shudder To Think frontman Craig Wedren and Sonic Youth multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke both lent a hand behind the scenes of "School of Rock," starring Tenacious D's Jack Black. In the film, Former Shudder To Think frontman Craig Wedren and Sonic Youth multi…

  8. Tenacious D Unveils Its 'Masterworks'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in May, comedy/rock duo Tenacious D has compiled its short-lived HBO series, music videos, short films, a 90-minute concert from London's Brixton Academy and a tour documentary fo As first tipped here in May, comedy/rock duo Tenacious D has compiled its short-lived…

  9. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  10. The Tangled Web

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Indie-rock community/retailer Insound, Radiohead, and Jewel. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. THE IN-CROWD: Online music retailer Insound.com , now in its…

  11. Tenacious D Halfway Toward 'Destiny'

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The script for the long-awaited Tenacious D feature film, "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," is about halfway complete, co-writer/director Liam Lynch tells Billboard.com. The script for the long-awaited Tenacious D feature film, "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," is…

  12. Lynch Offers Musical Valentines On 'Songs'

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine" when describing his odes to such artists as Bjork, the Pixies, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode. Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine…

  13. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is…

  14. Rockers Chip In For Injured Haden

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM Radio, will compose a double-seven inch single benefiting former That Dog violinist Petra Haden. Previously unreleased tracks from Weezer and Ben Kweller, plus songs from Phantom Planet and AM…

  15. Will Smith Eyeing DreamWorks Deal?

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG, a source tells Billboard Bulletin. Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have postponed two additional shows in the wake of saxophonist Clarence Clemons' recent surgery to repair a detached retina. Saturday's (Nov. 9) show in Columbus, Ohio, has been…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  18. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson Jack Black and Kyle Gass of comedy/rock duo Tenacious D will appear in the video for veteran metal act Dio's latest single, "Push." The clip will feature the D performing its own version of the Ronnie James Dio-sung Black Sabbath…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys Kelly Osbourne will give her debut live performance of her cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" at the 11th annual MTV Movie Awards, to be handed out June 1 and broadcast June 6 on the music channel. As previously reported ,…

  20. Tenacious D Plans Headlining U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month-long headlining tour beginning March 25 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first few dates will be intertwined with the Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month…

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