1. Radiohead's 'Thief' Goes Right To No. 1

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead scored its fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 15) as "Hail to the Thief" (Parlophone) went straight to the top of the new chart. It survived a challenge from Annie Lennox's Radiohead scored its fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 15)…

  2. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Death In Vegas 'Scorpio' Rising Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, return this week with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. "Scorpio," Death In Vegas' first album since 1999's Time…

  3. 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…

  4. RDS Arena, Dublin

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time Paul McCartney played Dublin, it was 1963 and Beatlemania was in full swing. Legend has it that after the gig, John, Paul, George, and Ringo had to be transported out of the now-defunct The last time Paul McCartney played Dublin, it was 1963 and Beatlemania was in full swing.…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  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. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

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