1. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. A gritty story about one woman's decay on the streets of New York's Lower East Side, it features a small…

  2. 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…

  3. Stefani To Spruce Up 'Aviator'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess Jean Harlow in the Howard Hughes biopic "Aviator," sources confirm. She joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess…

  4. Ask Billboard

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," Madonna's video sales record, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album sales. MAKIN' LOVE Hi, I was at a drag show last week and someone did a lip sync to a remake of Bad Company&…

  5. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp 'Trouble' Afoot John Mellencamp's new Columbia covers album, "Trouble No More," is led by "To Washington," inspired by Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family but with new lyrics by Mellencamp. The song questions President George W. Bush's…

  6. From Paris With Love

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This Jamaican crew, in its original mid-'60s incarnation, lasted only about 18 months. This Jamaican crew, in its original mid-'60s incarnation, lasted only about 18 months. Since then, the Skatalites have been an on-again/off-again affair. The true breadth of the band's…

  7. Billboard Bits: Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid Roadrunner Records has made its entire catalog available as downloads on its Web site , Billboard Bulletin reports. The New York-based rock label has launched an online store, the Vault, offering downloads in the Windows Media format for 99 cents…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn.…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

  10. The Golden Age of Grotesque

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the surface, The Golden Age of Grotesque delivers all of the noise and aggression that one expects from Manson. On the surface, The Golden Age of Grotesque delivers all of the noise and aggression that one expects from Manson. Deeper investigation, however, reveals far more. For example,…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  12. Springsteen Covers Set To Fight Parkinson's, Sarcoma

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection w Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  14. Mellencamp Sets New Album Track List

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia. 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  16. Stars Mourn June Carter Cash

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral services yesterday (May 18) in Hendersonville, Tenn., not far from the home she shared with husband Johnny Ca As friends sang gospel and country music classics, June Carter Cash was mourned at funeral…

  17. Soul

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved into the great American rock'n'roll band. Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved…

  18. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Johnny English,' matchbox, Earle U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has contributed the new song "A Man for All Seasons" to Decca's "Johnny English" soundtrack. Due July 15, the set also features several tracks by female string quartet Bond, one by…

  20. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New…

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