1. Billboard Bits: Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from severe back and abdominal pains . "I finally got out of the hospital over the weekend after nine days, and the doctor instructed me to rest…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  4. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  5. Trachtenburg Clan Takes Slideshow On The Road

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow Bizarre Tour '03 tour with a June 22 performance during Los Angeles' Matt Groening-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  7. 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…

  8. 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, K The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows…

  9. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  10. This Is 'Now': Jessica Andrews Transitions To Adulthood

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Making the transition from cute singing teen act to adult recording artist with a serious career is no easy feat. Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker, and LeAnn Rimes are among the notables who successfully made that leap. These days, it's looking as…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bernie Williams, Siren Festival, AthFest

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bernie Williams, Siren Fest, AthFest New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams has inked a deal with GRP for the release of "The Journey Within," his recording debut. The CD is expected in stores on July 15. Williams, who plays guitar, composed seven of the album's…

  12. If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film, this two-disc set will be just the ticket. A detailed documentary begins as the cast a If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  15. Orton Gets 'Wild' On 'How To Deal'

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beth Orton, the Flaming Lips, John Mayer, Liz Phair, and the Donnas are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to "How To Deal," due July 8 on Capitol Records. Beth Orton, the Flaming Lips, John Mayer, Liz Phair, and the Donnas are among the artists featured on the soundtrack…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  17. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  18. Billboard Bits: Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, SARS, Amy Grant Members of Aerosmith, Blink-182, Linkin Park, and Staind have been added to the festivities of MTV's Metallica "mtvICON" special. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Travis Barker from Blink-182, Lisa Marie Presley, Aaron Lewis and Mike…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to…

  20. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

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