1. Polyphonic Spree Inks With Hollywood

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a multifaceted deal that includes a piece of the band's touring proceeds. Hollywood will on June 24 rerelease the group Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a…

  2. Sony Music Nashville Slashes Artist Roster

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia, Epic, Monument, and Lucky Dog. New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia,…

  3. Beyonce Bonus Track Linked To Pre-Orders

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track. Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track.…

  4. 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'…

  5. Sly's A No Show In Family Stone Reunion

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the…

  6. P. Diddy Rolls Out Sean John Designer SUV

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a Limited Edition Sean John Navigator. He was seen showcasing the $85,000 luxury ride at last week's MTV Movie Awards and his private after-p Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  8. 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…

  9. N*E*R*D, Roots, O.A.R. Get In 'Mix'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour will offer fans in 20 cities an affordable chance to see a late summer festival lineup including N*E*R*D and the Roots. Tickets to the tour, scheduled to The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour will offer fans in 20 cities an affordable…

  10. Sex Pistols Summer Tour Taking Shape

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. punk icons the Sex Pistols will tour North America this summer, some 25 years after making their U.S. debut. As first tipped here in March, U.K. punk icons the Sex Pistols will tour North America this summer, some 25 years after making their U.S. debut. The first of approximately 15…

  11. Earle Documentary Heading To DVD

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than a quarter century after making "The Blank Generation" with Ivan Kral, a film which featured New York's emerging punk scene, director Amos Poe has returned to music for his latest project. More than a quarter century after making "The Blank Generation" with…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Postal Service, Lumidee, Dierks Bentley, and RA. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOING POSTAL: Indie-rock duo the Postal Service…

  13. Aretha Teases Album With New Single

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has released a new single, "The Only Thing Missin'," as a teaser from her upcoming album, due Sept. 16 via Arista. Aretha Franklin has released a new single, "The Only Thing Missin'," as a teaser from her upcoming album, due Sept. 16 via Arista.…

  14. Rod Stewart's Catalog Breeds Musical

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart's greatest hits are coming to the stage in a new London musical, "Tonight's the Night," that will open on the West End in the fall. The show at the Victoria Palace Theater will feature som Rod Stewart's greatest hits are coming to the stage in a new London…

  15. Guests Abound On Zevon's 'The Wind'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due Aug. 26 via Artemis, the album feature Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous…

  16. Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums rele Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 2001 - Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 1999 - Country singer John Berry…

  18. Billboard Bits: Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago The Chemical Brothers have collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a track that will appear on the former's upcoming retrospective album, "The Singles: 1993-03." According to the Lips' official Web site , "The…

  19. Cher's 'Farewell' Tour Beats On

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet t With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American…

  20. J. Lo Creates A 'Monster'

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is nearing a deal to slip on another engagement ring for a starring role in the New Line Cinema comedy "Monster-in-Law." Lop In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is…

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