1. Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North Ame Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  3. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  4. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts." 2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco.…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken and Natalie Imbruglia. VETERAN'S DAY Fred, With all the attention on Clay [Aiken] and Ruben [Studdard] this week, I noticed an…

  9. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  10. 'National Lampoon Radio' Relaunching

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The National Lampoon Radio Hour." As with its TV successors, clever and often biting satire was its signature. Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!! A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. REVEALING AN ACE: Socially aware underground rapper Aceyalone has built a…

  12. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick is injured in a car accident in the midst of the Vans Warped Tour. Wick suffers whiplash and bruising in addition to a tear in her cornea as a res 2002 - Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick is injured in a car accident in…

  14. Clarkson, Crow, Mellencamp Launch 'Fireworks'

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Beyonce Knowles and John Mellencamp will highlight NBC's annual "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular," to air July 4 at 9 p.m. ET. The show Musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Beyonce Knowles and…

  15. Travis Members To Back Sexsmith

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The rhythm section from British rock act Travis is slated to be the backing band on Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith's sixth album. Bassist Dougie Payne and drummer Neil Primrose will begin wor The rhythm section from British rock act Travis is slated to be the backing band on…

  16. Bonnaroo Part Two Goes Off Without A Hitch

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this morning (June 16) after a marathon set by the Dead. The performance, the last of those on the festival's main stage, Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this…

  17. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  19. Siedah!

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The gutters of rock'n'roll are littered with valiant if often dodgy recordings by African-American women striving to follow the guitar-paved path of Tina Turner. The gutters of rock'n'roll are littered with valiant if often dodgy recordings by African-American women…

  20. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is chock-full of action. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is chock-full of action. Its two-disc DVD is…

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