1. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall," "Blow Up Your Video" and …

  2. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative…

  3. Reggae Pulse 2: Hit Songs-Jamaican Style

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. The outcome, over the length of 24 tracks, is better than is often the case with such projects. One aspect of the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  6. 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,…

  7. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down,…

  8. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Springsteen, 'Metal Health'

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Rock to host the MTV Video Music Awards, Bruce Springsteen honored by the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards , 'Metal Health' show to benefit families of Rhode Island nightclub victims After a four-year break, comedian/actor Chris Rock will return to the role of host…

  9. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  11. 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…

  12. Our Lady Peace To Hoist 'Live' Album

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Canadian rock/pop act Our Lady Peace is set to release a concert album, "Live," July 1 through Columbia Records. The band will also hit the road early next month for a two-month tour with 3 Do Veteran Canadian rock/pop act Our Lady Peace is set to release a concert album, …

  13. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  14. Saadiq Plans Live Album For Own Label

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl principal Raphael Saadiq plans to further his solo career later this year with a live album and DVD to be fashioned from recordings made at three upcoming shows Former Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl principal Raphael Saadiq plans to further his solo…

  15. Free Toronto Stones Show A Go

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor show is aimed at giving the city an economic boost in the wake of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndro A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor…

  16. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  17. Mellencamp Renews His Roots

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In recent concert appearances, John Mellencamp has featured Woody Guthrie's "Bound for Glory" and Robert Johnson's "Stones in My Passway." Apparently, the songs struck a chord. Both are found on the enduring rocker&…

  18. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Headstrong , Trapt 2. Send The Pain Below , Chevelle 3. Seven Nation Army , The White Stripes 4. Like A Stone , Audioslave 5. Just Because , Jane's Addiction Issue date: June 28, 2003 News …

  19. Stone Cold

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The majority of new rock acts in the 2000s are corporate-stamped to sound precisely like whomever was topping the radio charts six months previous. The majority of new rock acts in the 2000s are corporate-stamped to sound precisely like whomever was topping the radio charts six months…

  20. Cold Drops Off Lollapalooza

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Cold has pulled out of its main stage slot on the upcoming Lollapalooza tour. A statement released by the band's representatives says that Cold "will take a short break from the road." Hard rock act Cold has pulled out of its main stage slot on the upcoming…

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