1. CHART BEAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Aiken & Studdard, Monica, Vandross, Lennox, Beach Boys, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Fred Bronson …

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible Records spokesperson describes as "continued processing delays of the band an 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North…

  5. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  6. Ailing Vandross Dances Atop Album Chart

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite being hospitalized, Luther Vandross scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Dance With My Father." The J Records set sold 442,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Despite being hospitalized, Luther Vandross scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard…

  7. All Tomorrow's Parties Solidifies L.A. Plans

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has solidified its lineup. The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, which was postponed until Sept. 26-28 due to "sluggish ticket sales," has solidified its lineup. Among the…

  8. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Clash Clash Of The Titans On the heels of the recent double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic this week follows up with "The Essential Clash DVD." The release compiles all of the Clash's videos in one package, bolstered by rare promotional footage…

  9. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  10. Petty Prepares Live CD/DVD

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD/CD package "Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More." Due July 22 from Warner Bros./Warner Home Video, the set captures the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD…

  11. Do You Party?

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. His genre-trouncing debut, Do You Party?, features stories of sex, drugs, and break-dancing set…

  12. Dusty Drake

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Those impressive young country guns just keep a-comin'. Those impressive young country guns just keep a-comin'. Dusty Drake busts out of the box with keen songwriter's instincts and a stone country vocal that recalls John Anderson. "Too Wet to Plow" is country with an…

  13. 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…

  14. The world of The Matrix is full of mythology,

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The world of The Matrix is full of mythology, religion, and history. The world of The Matrix is full of mythology, religion, and history. Fans of the film series will understand more of its background by watching the nine anime short films presented here. Details about how the matrix was…

  15. Poodle Hat

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. Poodle Hat crackles…

  16. 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…

  17. Rancid Hops To Warner Bros.

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album. Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album and first since their self-titled 2000 release. "This is true," confirms a representative from Epitaph…

  18. Web Leak Fails To Derail Radiohead's 'Thief'

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of the Radiohead feature in the June 14, 2002, issue of Billboard. These days, rare is an album from a superstar act that doesn't leak onto the Internet before it hits stores. But when MP3 files purporting to be songs from Radiohead's Capitol album, "Hail to…

  19. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Reign

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg reigns atop of Billboard's Hot 100. Even so, the single is starting to show signs of wear, and loses the No. 1 post on Billboar For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions"…

  20. P. Diddy Rolls Out Sean John Designer SUV

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a Limited Edition Sean John Navigator. He was seen showcasing the $85,000 luxury ride at last week's MTV Movie Awards and his private after-p Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a…

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