1. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jewel Fourth Time's A Charm It took three albums for Jewel to convince us that she's an earnest woman with a message and a guitar. Now, forget about it. With the Atlantic's release of "0304," this girl just wants to have fun. The 14-song set finds the heady singer…

  2. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray Trivial 'Pursuit' Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray rears its head this week with its fifth Atlantic album, "In the Pursuit of Leisure." First single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" is No. 23 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart this week. The new album is…

  3. Jewel's Just Having Fun These Days

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted for the magazine for Billboard.com. It took three albums for Jewel to convince us that she's an earnest woman with a message and a guitar. Now, forget about it. With the June 3 release of "0304," this girl just wants to have fun. The 14-song Atlantic Records set finds…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  5. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  6. ATP Label Brings Back The Magic Band

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's Parties Festival -- is branching out with releases by individual artists. In the past, the label, which is operated by ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's…

  7. Beneath This Gruff Exterior

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though it doesn't always occur, when singer/songwriter John Hiatt collaborates with his erstwhile backing band the Goners, magic tends to happen. Though it doesn't always occur, when singer/songwriter John Hiatt collaborates with his erstwhile backing band the Goners, magic tends to…

  8. Tu Amor o Tu Desprecio

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter Marco Antonio Solis applies his melodic touch and lyrical dexterity to Mexican ranchera music. Veteran songwriter Marco Antonio Solis applies his melodic touch and lyrical dexterity to Mexican ranchera music. A natural crooner, Solis smartly doesn't attempt to match…

  9. 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…

  10. Hard Groove

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. For years, Roy Hargrove has dropped hints that someday he'd like to do a "crossover jazz" recording. Of course, since crossover is a dirty word in jazz, Hargrove…

  11. Total Praise Live

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From a grassroots level, the independently produced and released Total Praise choir of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s thriving Emmanuel Baptist Church has started a well-deserved brush fire. From a grassroots level, the independently produced and released Total Praise choir of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s…

  12. Year of the Spider

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. Much…

  13. Gund Arena, Cleveland

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Like old friends who get together every few years, Fleetwood Mac and its fans reunited again at Cleveland's three-quarters-filled Gund Arena for a trip down memory lane, pulling out songs like old sna Like old friends who get together every few years, Fleetwood Mac and its fans reunited…

  14. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  15. La Musica Negra

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Birmingham, Ala.-bred band returns after a four-year recording layoff, retooled as a trio following the exit of guitarist Anne-Marie Griffin. The Birmingham, Ala.-bred band returns after a four-year recording layoff, retooled as a trio following the exit of guitarist Anne-Marie Griffin.…

  16. Fire

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Is it disco punk? Dance metal? Who cares, especially when it's as awesome as Fire. Is it disco punk? Dance metal? Who cares, especially when it's as awesome as Fire. Sure, frontman Dick Valentine may occasionally channel Tom Jones, and the album's lyrics are often absurd. But,…

  17. Built on Squares

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Few bands can get away with the sound of a tap dancer in a rock song. Few bands can get away with the sound of a tap dancer in a rock song. The Starlight Mints are one, with like-minded acts the Flaming Lips, Apples in Stereo, and Super Furry Animals being some of the others. "Black Cat…

  18. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  20. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

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