1. Friends in the Can

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. The only remaining member from those days is…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. Daft Punk Scores Animated 'Story'

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk has scored a feature-length film, "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem." Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk has scored a feature-length film, "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem." Overseen by Japanese…

  5. Polyphonic Spree Inks With Hollywood

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a multifaceted deal that includes a piece of the band's touring proceeds. Hollywood will on June 24 rerelease the group Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a…

  6. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Luther Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross, hospitalized since suffering a stroke April 16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College. Vandross' business manager and friend Carmen Romano…

  7. Mars Volta, Rapture Sign With Strummer

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh that was first announced last year. Strummer's first release, due June 24, is th Details have emerged on Strummer Recordings, the Universal-distributed label run by…

  8. In Between Now and Then

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is one of those do-it-yourself success stories. O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is one of those do-it-yourself success stories. It has built a devoted following and sold a bunch of albums through its own sweat and determination. In Between Now and Then is the quintet's…

  9. Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías La Dormida

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT La Oreja de Van Gogh's third album (the one often viewed as decisive in a band's career) takes over the listener slowly. La Oreja de Van Gogh's third album (the one often viewed as decisive in a band's career) takes over the listener slowly. Initially, there's the…

  10. Incubus New Album May Be 'Shocking'

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the band is working on the follow-up to its double-platinum 2001 album, "Morning View." The new album will be released thr With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. A Day in New York

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One of last year's most civilized pleasures was the album Casa by the trio Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto—Brazilian cellist Jacques Morelenbaum; his wife, vocalist Paula; and globe-trotting, genre-bendi One of last year's most civilized pleasures was the album Casa by the trio Morelenbaum2…

  16. 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…

  17. 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, …

  18. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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