1. Vulnerable

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. This, his seventh…

  2. Cuatro Caminos

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the arrival of this 14-track gem, hardcore CafÉ Tacuba fans have reason to rejoice. With the arrival of this 14-track gem, hardcore Café Tacuba fans have reason to rejoice. All the familiar Café Tacuba hallmarks are present—moody rock, easy harmonies, ambient textures and a compelling,…

  3. Exclusive: Townshend On Revisiting 'Who's Next'

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "I was really proud if it," Pete Townshend says of "Who's Next." "Proud of the way it sounded and also proud of the fact that although it was being perceived as a very straightforward album, I knew th The exposure Pete Townshend recently received over the police…

  4. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  5. Man Murdered Outside Jay-Z/50 Cent Show

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 24-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario, was murdered Tuesday night outside Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre following a concert featuring Jay-Z and 50 Cent. A 24-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario, was murdered Tuesday night outside Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre following a concert…

  6. J. Lo Files Complaint Against Ex-Manager

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner accusing her former manager Benny Medina and his Handprint Entertainment of violating the state's Talent Agency Act by procur Jennifer Lopez has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner accusing her…

  7. Lawyer: Witnesses Exonerate 'Suge' Knight

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight said she has statements from eight witnesses that the rap mogul did not punch a parking valet, an incident that could return him to prison. A lawyer for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight said she has statements from eight witnesses…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie…

  9. Owner To Sell Stone Pony Nightclub

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen has agreed to sell to developers, who say they'll keep the building where it is and fix it up. The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen…

  10. Suge Knight May Face Year In Prison

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if state officials revoke his parole after his recent arrest for allegedly assaulting a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood night Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if…

  11. Lil' Kim's Lost Jewelry Recovered

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy International Airport, where it had disappeared one week earlier. An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy…

  12. 'Picture' This: Smash Mouth Returns

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, "You Are My No. 1," and several other cuts from its upcoming Interscope album, "Get the Picture," at a concert Saturday near Char Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, …

  13. 150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto SARS Benefit

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Ticketmaster Canada. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also sa The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000…

  14. Justin Guarini

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the first season of Fox TV's hugely successful American Idol, Justin Guarini was the runner-up to winner Kelly Clarkson. In the first season of Fox TV's hugely successful American Idol, Justin Guarini was the runner-up to winner Kelly Clarkson. During his time on the show,…

  15. Hilary Duff Plots Album, Merchandise Bonanza

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more than just the nation's next teen pop princess. Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more…

  16. Chili Peppers Extend Tour, Plan Best-Of

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers have extended their North American tour with 13 new dates, beginning Sept. 6 in Washington, D.C. Several more shows will be added at a later date, with the trek expected to r The Red Hot Chili Peppers have extended their North American tour with 13 new dates,…

  17. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  18. Shaffer's 'Divine' Reunion With Mentor Muñoz

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Versatile "Late Show With David Letterman" bandleader Paul Shaffer frequently sits in with all types of rock'n'rollers. Last week at New York's Village Underground, however, he manned keyboards behind an all-star jazz…

  19. Costello Heads 'North' On New Album

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello has dubbed his upcoming album "North." Due Sept. 23 via Deutsche Grammophon, the album is comprised solely of ballads. Elvis Costello has dubbed his upcoming album "North." Due Sept. 23 via Deutsche Grammophon, the album is comprised solely of ballads. "…

  20. Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North Ame Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a…

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