1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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, "…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Dylan On The Road Again This Summer

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary…

  10. Stray Cats Howl Again For Hootenanny

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual southern California rockabilly/car culture festival Hootenanny will be held July 5-6 at a new location, Cal State University-Fullerton Field in Fullerton, Calif. The festival's headli The ninth annual southern California rockabilly/car culture festival Hootenanny will be…

  11. Tyrese Signs On For 'Extortion'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which is based on a story idea by the singer/model/actor. Written by John Jarrell ("Romeo Must Die"), the Los Angeles-set crime thriller will f R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  13. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your…

  14. Strait Heads Home On 'Honkytonkville'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release for MCA Records. Bumped up from an originally planned June 24 release, the album marks the first time the country artist has re George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release…

  15. Copeland Settles With Doors Members

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amicably settled his lawsuit against two surviving members of the Doors, now touring under the moniker the Doors of the 21st Century. Copeland had sued the g Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amicably settled his lawsuit against two…

  16. '70s Santana Sets Revamped For Reissue

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A quartet of classic Santana albums will be reissued Aug. 12 via Columbia/Legacy. All four titles -- "Caravanserai," "Moonflower," "Love Devotion Surrender" (with Mahavishnu John McLaughlin), and "Wel A quartet of classic Santana albums will be reissued Aug.…

  17. Top Acts Contribute 'Songs For Life'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha Franklin, and remixes of Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige tracks are part of a compilation that will raise money t New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  19. SARS, Sore Throat Cause Dixie Chicks Postponements

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks have rescheduled an upcoming Toronto concert due to concerns over the SARS (Severe Acute Respir A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the…

  20. McCartney Triumphantly Returns To Liverpool

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an emotion-charged concert in Liverpool, England, the birthplace of the Beatles. Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an…

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