1. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall," "Blow Up Your Video" and …

  2. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of lung cancer. 2002 - Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of…

  3. Billion Dollar Gravy

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s. London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s. But unlike other producers in the genre, Colman'…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  5. Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North Ame Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a…

  6. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  7. Lavigne, Treble Charger, Our Lady Peace Top MuchMusic Awards

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock bands Treble Charger and Our Lady Peace, and pop princess Avril Lavigne were the big winners last night (June 22), each taking home two honors from the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Canadian rock bands Treble Charger and Our Lady Peace, and pop princess Avril Lavigne were…

  8. Mellencamp Renews His Roots

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In recent concert appearances, John Mellencamp has featured Woody Guthrie's "Bound for Glory" and Robert Johnson's "Stones in My Passway." Apparently, the songs struck a chord. Both are found on the enduring rocker&…

  9. Billboard Bits: Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory Eve is rolling out her own apparel company, Fetish Clothing. The first product line of urban activewear, athletic attire and denim will launch this fall in department and specialty stores. The company eventually hopes to expand into a lifestyle brand,…

  10. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  11. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a…

  12. Libertines Guitarist Out Of Band?

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. According to a posting by guitarist Pete Doherty on the fan site thelibertines.org, the band is touring Europe without him. "I thought…

  13. Billboard Bits: Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam Korn has recorded a new song, "Did My Time," to be featured in the movie "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." The song will not be on the soundtrack to the Angelina Jolie-starring film, due to hit U.S. theaters July 25. However,…

  14. Joe Jackson Plans Second U.S. Tour

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour. The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour, according to Jackson's official Web site . The trek is due to kick off Aug. 9 in Hartford, Conn., with 13 dates currently scheduled through an…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio The new group featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' Dave Kushner has been christened Velvet Revolver. The group's track "Set Me Free…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic." 2002 - As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow'…

  20. '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…

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