1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have No. 1s in Billboard, it shouldn't be a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Manson, Sonic Youth/Stooges

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Manson, Sonic Youth/Stooges Country star Tim McGraw will make his acting debut in the independent film "Black Cloud," which begins shooting this week in Arizona. He will also contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the film, written and directed by Rick…

  3. Stefani To Spruce Up 'Aviator'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess Jean Harlow in the Howard Hughes biopic "Aviator," sources confirm. She joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  5. Haggard, Stuart Lead 'Barnyard' Tour

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's heartland beginning July 6 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The two-month Electric Barnyard Tour will also feature Merle Haggard, BR Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's…

  6. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  7. 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,…

  8. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

  9. Superchunk Mines Rarities, DVD

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities compilation, "Cup of Sand" Aug. 19 through its own Merge Records label. The set boasts four previously unreleased tracks, plus Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to…

  11. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  12. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  13. Geldof Visits African Drought Victims

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of lush green hills and fields of young corn, Bob Geldof met victims of Ethiopia's latest drought, 19 years after the Irish pop star first called for help for the millions hit by famine i In the midst of lush green hills and fields of young corn, Bob Geldof met victims of…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany. 1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing…

  15. Billboard Bits: Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid Roadrunner Records has made its entire catalog available as downloads on its Web site , Billboard Bulletin reports. The New York-based rock label has launched an online store, the Vault, offering downloads in the Windows Media format for 99 cents…

  16. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  17. Truth

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mantra Girl is singer Erin Kamler, producer/composer Adam Smalley, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Powell. Mantra Girl is singer Erin Kamler, producer/composer Adam Smalley, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Powell. The trio's music is as calming as it is energizing—quite like a yoga class,…

  18. Salt

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist signed to a signature jazz imprint. Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist…

  19. Britney's Outfits Up For Grabs Online

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has started an online charity auction and is offering a plethora of memorabilia, including more than 50 costumes she has worn in concert appearances, video clips, and films. Britney Spears has started an online charity auction and is offering a plethora of memorabilia,…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

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