1. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years…

  2. Twilight Singers Squeeze 'Blackberry'

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli tells Billboard.com that working under the moniker of the Twilight Singers offers the perfect blend of freed Nearly two-and-a-half years into his post-Afghan Whigs career, singer/songwriter Greg Dulli…

  3. Cibelle

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. This is Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut disc, which she co-produced with São Paulo-based trendsetter Apollo 9. For anyone whose idea of Brazilian pop music revolves…

  4. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith , the…

  5. Velvet Revolver Hits The Studio

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from Velvet Revolver, featuring Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, The first release from Velvet Revolver, featuring Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff…

  6. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in the coming months via…

  7. My Bloody Valentine Back In The Studio?

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three members of seminal U.K. psychedelic rock act My Bloody Valentine are back in the recording studio after years of inactivity, according to reports. Guitarist Kevin Shields, drummer Colm O'Ciosiog Three members of seminal U.K. psychedelic rock act My Bloody Valentine are back in the…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stag 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their…

  10. Paul Stanley Working On Solo Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Stanley says he's working with a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist…

  11. Velvet Revolver Loads Up For Live Debut

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver will play its first show tonight (June 19) at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre. Velvet Revolver -- the new group featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland --…

  12. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The first new album in seven years from Steve Winwood, "Almost Time" (Wincraft). -- Trip-hop pioneer Tricky's "Vulnerable" (Brown Punk/Sanctuary). -- Southern-leaning rock act Drive-By Truckers&…

  13. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio The new group featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' Dave Kushner has been christened Velvet Revolver. The group's track "Set Me Free…

  14. From Every Sphere

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Like a fairy tale, Ed Harcourt's follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Here Be Monsters, strikes first as whimsical musing but becomes more meaningful after repeated listening. Like a fairy tale, Ed Harcourt's follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Here Be Monsters,…

  15. NYC Man: The Collection

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Curated by the man himself, this two-CD anthology traces Lou Reed's enduring career across several labels, from late-'60s Velvet Underground to last year's theatrical project The Raven. Curated by the man himself, this two-CD anthology traces Lou Reed's enduring career…

  16. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono,…

  17. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  18. 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,…

  19. Brooks & Dunn Stroll Down 'Red Dirt Road'

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Brooks & Dunn's The Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year of combining circus fun with a down home jamboree, group member Kix Brooks tells Billboard.com that the duo is ey As Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the latest version of the musical in the late…

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