1. Rowland Negotiating 'Filler' Film Role

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, one-third of pop trio Destiny's Child, is in final negotiations to star as the female lead opposite Duane Martin in the independent feature "The Seat Filler." Kelly Rowland, one-third of pop trio Destiny's Child, is in final negotiations to star as the…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in Summerland Key, Fla., apparently of natural causes. He is 64. Neil was best known as the writer of "Everybody's Talkin'," wh 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his…

  3. Saliva, P.O.D. Power 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead O'Connor are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead…

  4. Horror Rock Fills 'Freddy Vs. Jason' Soundtrack

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two of the biggest slasher-film icons of the '80s are finally set to meet, as the nightmare pairing of "Freddy Vs. Jason" hits U.S. theaters Aug. 15. Two of the biggest slasher-film icons of the '80s are finally set to meet, as the nightmare pairing of "Freddy Vs.…

  5. Rachel's Emerging From 'Layers'

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Louisville-based symphonic rock outfit Rachel's is eyeing an October release via Quarterstick/Touch & Go for its next studio album, "systems/layers." Principal member Jason Noble tells Billboard.c Louisville-based symphonic rock outfit Rachel's is eyeing an October…

  6. Louie Devito To Mix 'Ultra Dance 04'

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records' Ultra.Dance CD compilation series. Devito is the top-selling non-hip-hop, beat-mixed compilation DJ in the U.S. New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records&…

  7. Phair Sets First Tour In Four Years

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will kick off her first extensive tour in four years on July 21 in San Francisco. Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will kick off her first extensive tour in four years on July 21 in San Francisco. The artist will be out in support of the just-released "Liz Phair,…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fountains Of Wayne, Mest and Grandaddy. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. WAYNE'S WORLD: The peppy power-pop of New York-based quartet…

  9. Spiritualized In State Of 'Grace'

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for its latest album, "Amazing Grace," which will be released in the U.S. on frontman Jason Pierce's own Spaceman label throug U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for…

  10. So Solid Crew Member Sentenced To Prison

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jason Phillips, a member of the British garage band So Solid Crew, was sentenced yesterday (June 19) to four years in prison for carrying a loaded handgun. A jury at Southwark Crown Court in London co Jason Phillips, a member of the British garage band So Solid Crew, was sentenced yesterday …

  11. Billboard Bits: Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir The opening date of the Lollapalooza tour has been scotched due to "staging and technical difficulties," according to a statement from tour organizers. The trek was due to launch July 3 in Ionia, Mich., but will now open two days later…

  12. Billboard Bits: Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper Although famed U.K. rock act Pulp is on an extended hiatus, group members Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley have re-emerged in the new band Relaxed Muscle. The project has released a three-song EP, "The Heavy," through Rough Trade…

  13. '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…

  14. Metallica Rages With Chart-Topping 'Anger'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Elektra album sold nearly 418,000 copies in the U.S. since its release last Thursday, according Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at…

  15. Stinson Swims In Solo Waters

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping out on his own. He's playing Thursday (June 12) at Largo in Los Angeles, July 1 at the Mercury Lounge in New York, and will On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping…

  16. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

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

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week Beyonce fans get ready. Saturday night, Ms. Knowles will be the star of a Pay-Per-View special live from the Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary Celebration in Dearborn, Mich. "Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family Live"…

  18. Hot Product

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica 'Anger' Management Veteran metal act Metallica moved the release of its new Elektra album, "St. Anger," up to last Thursday from its scheduled June 10 arrival. According to the label, the move was made "to ensure that counterfeit copies of the band's…

  19. Tunes On TV

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 9-15, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 9 "Rock Bodies III," VH1 Featured Artists: Tori Amos, Bret Michaels, Beyonce Knowles. "Intimate Portrait: Chaka Khan," Lifetime Channel Featured Artists: Chaka Khan, Mary…

  20. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

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