1. Fountains Of Wayne Celebrates Biz World

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While listening to the new Fountains of Wayne album "Welcome Interstate Managers," which arrives June 10 on S-Curve/Virgin, one might think that songwriters Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger had some experience writing fiction. Not…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live, exclusively online concert. The event is staged in Taipei by Warner Music Taiwan and broadcast to MSN portals in Hong Kon 2002 - Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live…

  3. Last Call

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . "We're Betty Blowtorch and we . . . don't . . . give . . . a . . . fuck!" That shout-out at the beginning of Last Call's opening live track "Rock My World" pretty much says it…

  4. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the film. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  6. Stray Cats Howl Again For Hootenanny

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual southern California rockabilly/car culture festival Hootenanny will be held July 5-6 at a new location, Cal State University-Fullerton Field in Fullerton, Calif. The festival's headli The ninth annual southern California rockabilly/car culture festival Hootenanny will be…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Electric Six, Dwele, and the Pernice Brothers. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: Two years ago, Detroit hard rock…

  8. Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With N.Y. Governor

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons met with New York's Gov. George Pataki to discuss revising the state's drug laws. Monday's two-hour meeting took place as indications point toward a relaxing of the laws, Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons met with New York's Gov. George Pataki to…

  9. Weiland Pleads Innocent To Drug Charges

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges in Los Angeles, and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and c Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges…

  10. Slipknot Bassist Booked On Drug Charges

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested yesterday (June 1) after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa, police tell Billboard.com. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested yesterday (June 1) on drug charges after a car…

  11. Fine Tuning

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look Music On Television This Week OK. We're facing a second week in a row without any "American Idol" competition. We're moving on. We're strong. Deep breaths... Any MTV live event is due to draw music folks, even if it is the MTV Movie Awards. On Thursday…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  13. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  14. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts Delbert McClinton has been added to the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, set for June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He will join previously announced performers Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Kenny…

  16. Springsteen Covers Set To Fight Parkinson's, Sarcoma

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection w Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the…

  17. Rapper Camoflauge Fatally Shot

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in Savannah, Ga., while flirting with greater fame, was fatally shot while walking with his toddler son outside Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in…

  18. Weiland Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Possession

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland has been charged with cocaine and heroin possession in Los Angeles, two years after completing a jail term for violating his probation on the same charges, prosecutors said today (May 20 Scott Weiland has been charged with cocaine and heroin possession in Los Angeles, two years…

  19. From the Attic

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fronted by a 17-year-old who rails about the perils of puppy love, Damone does flirt with that increasingly unpopular teen pop category. Fronted by a 17-year-old who rails about the perils of puppy love, Damone does flirt with that increasingly unpopular teen pop category. But the singer —the…

  20. R. Kelly, Blur Hit U.K. No. 1

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph yesterday (May 11), as his Jive single "Ignition" powered straight to No. 1 in the U.K. Meanwhile, Blur scored its fifth R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph…

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