1. Puddle Of Mudd Wrapping Album No. 2

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." After several delays , hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." "Everything sounds amazing already," guitarist…

  2. 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"…

  3. 'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated…

  4. Evanescence Finds New 'Life' On U.K. Chart

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuri Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European…

  5. Deftones Stir Up Suspense

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com After gradually building its fan base for several years, the garage-skater-band-turned-Grammy Award-decorated Deftones have returned to the upper regions of The Billboard 200 with their self-titled fourth album. To build anticipation for the music…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live, exclusively online concert. The event is staged in Taipei by Warner Music Taiwan and broadcast to MSN portals in Hong Kon 2002 - Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live…

  8. In Between Now and Then

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is one of those do-it-yourself success stories. O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is one of those do-it-yourself success stories. It has built a devoted following and sold a bunch of albums through its own sweat and determination. In Between Now and Then is the quintet's…

  9. Rainbow Man

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting. RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting. From such boisterous midtempos as "Country…

  10. 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…

  11. Up All Night

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk-jazz monster Überjam, which earned a Grammy Award nomination. The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk…

  12. In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In…

  13. Trouble No More

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For whatever reason, many wrote John Mellencamp off a good decade ago, as his enormous '80s success began to subside. For whatever reason, many wrote John Mellencamp off a good decade ago, as his enormous '80s success began to subside. Yet, after so many abandoned him, Mellencamp…

  14. Kool Haus, Toronto

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backed by a stellar supporting cast in the Dukes, a fit-looking Earle opened with "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)." Backed by a stellar supporting cast in the Dukes, a fit-looking Earle opened with "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)." Changing one lyric to, "…

  15. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the film. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first…

  17. Billboard Bits: Twain, Who, Eno, Bad Moon Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, Who, Brian Eno, Bad Moon Music Shania Twain will stage a free concert July 27 at Hutchinson Field in Chicago's Grant Park. As tipped here earlier this month, the show will be filmed for her fourth NBC special, "Shania Twain UP! Live in Chicago," due to air…

  18. Spike Lee Film Music Takes Center Stage

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee's artistic vision isn't just what he sees, but what he hears: And in a new multimedia show called "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard," which makes its first U.S. stop in Phi Spike Lee's artistic vision isn't just what he sees, but what…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have No. 1s in Billboard, it shouldn't be a…

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