1. "Idol" Founder Reveals Future Plans

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the massive success of the Fox TV show "American Idol," creator Simon Fuller tells Billboard his "ambitions for the show have been realized." Fuller is looking ahead to several other music-bas Despite the massive success of the Fox TV show "American Idol,"…

  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. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  4. 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…

  5. TOP 40 TRACKS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/adult.jsp 1. Bring Me To Life , Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy 2. Unwell , matchbox twenty 3. Get Busy , Sean Paul 4. Miss Independent , Kelly Clarkson 5. Rock Your Body , Justin Timberlake Issue date: June 28, 2003 News Paul McCoy , Justin Timberlake , Sean Paul , Kelly…

  6. Stars Set For D.C.'s 'Celebrity Classic'

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R&B vocalist Amerie will appear at the second annual Celebrity Classic next weekend in Washington, D.C. Presented by New York radio personality/BET VJ Big Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R&B vocalist Amerie will appear at the second…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics make their online starring debut in "Rip Van Nelly," a Macromedia Flash Game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wak 2001 - Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!! A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. REVEALING AN ACE: Socially aware underground rapper Aceyalone has built a…

  9. Los Prisioneros Regain Musical Freedom

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Prisioneros released their fourth studio album 13 years ago and then dropped out of sight. During the 1990s, the band -- one of the most respected in the history of Chilean rock -- lived on in reputation only. Now, they are back to being an…

  10. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  11. Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and fe Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003…

  12. Bonnaroo Part Two Goes Off Without A Hitch

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this morning (June 16) after a marathon set by the Dead. The performance, the last of those on the festival's main stage, Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. Sony Music Nashville Slashes Artist Roster

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia, Epic, Monument, and Lucky Dog. New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia,…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I am writing to you from Australia. I am an…

  20. Beyonce Bonus Track Linked To Pre-Orders

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track. Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track.…

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