1. Strummer Album Takes It To The 'Street'

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The final album from late Clash principal Joe Strummer will be released Oct. 7 via Hellcat/Epitaph. The final album from late Clash principal Joe Strummer will be released Oct. 7 via Hellcat/Epitaph. Titled "Streetcore," the set was assembled by Strummer's former bandmates the…

  2. 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…

  3. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a…

  4. 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.…

  5. Mariah Confirms 'Intimate' Summer Tour

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved from arenas to theaters. The Charmbracelet Tour 2003 - An Intimate Evening will begin July 26 in Las Vegas an Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Films Herald Fahl Solo Set

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The fact that Mary Fahl's songs are influenced by movies has proved to be a boon for Odyssey/Sony Classical, which released her debut solo album, "The Other Side of Time," May 6. The disc has already been heralded by "Going…

  10. Haggard Descends On 'UFO Music Fest'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Merle Haggard will stage the first UFO Music Fest July 5 in Roswell, N.M., at the Bob Crosby Arena on the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The bill will also feature special guests Marty Stuart a Merle Haggard will stage the first UFO Music Fest July 5 in Roswell, N.M., at the Bob Crosby…

  11. Guests Abound On Zevon's 'The Wind'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due Aug. 26 via Artemis, the album feature Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous…

  12. Bonnaroo NE Festival Canceled

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Bonnaroo NE festival, which was to feature the Dead, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan over the course of Aug. 8-10 at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, N.Y., has been canceled. The Field Day festival was sche The Bonnaroo NE festival, which was to feature the Dead, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan over the…

  13. Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums rele Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob…

  14. Poll: Fans Split On Embellished Marley Cuts

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sentiment is nearly split on plans by Bob Marley's family to make an album based on enhanced versions of recently unearthed raw recordings of the reggae legend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 2 Sentiment is nearly split on plans by Bob Marley's family to make an album based…

  15. Hot Product

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica 'Anger' Management Veteran metal act Metallica moved the release of its new Elektra album, "St. Anger," up to last Thursday from its scheduled June 10 arrival. According to the label, the move was made "to ensure that counterfeit copies of the band's…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  17. String Cheese Incident Slates Fall Tour

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Even though it's not yet summer, Colorado-based jam band the String Cheese Incident is looking ahead to the fall. The band has set up a tour that kicks off with its Sept. 20 appearance at the Austin ( Even though it's not yet summer, Colorado-based jam band the String Cheese…

  18. Royal Academy of Reality

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. The Q's return to indie-label turf (after on-and-off…

  19. All-Star Blues Jam

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master. In the 20 years since Waters' passing, Margolin has done his bit to keep the art form alive. For this session, Margolin pulled…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first…

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