1. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Train 'Private' Dancer In these troubled times, even platinum-plus bands like Train are expected to watch their pennies. But that is just fine with frontman Pat Monahan. "We did get hit with spending less on this album, but that's been happening to us from the beginning.…

  2. Clear Channel Stations Draw Ownership Protests

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators not to allow large media companies to increase their control over television, radio, and newspapers. The demo Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators…

  3. Verizon Plans Four-Day L.A. Music Fest

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for July 24-27 in Los Angeles. A singer/songwriter event, hip-hop show, and a Latin concert will be ticketed shows, while Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for…

  4. Brightman Moves To Shed Diva Image

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sarah Brightman is out to shatter the public's perception of her music with her new Angel Records release, "Harem." The famed musical theater diva is introducing the disc with a dance remix of its title track. Popular club DJ…

  5. Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1." Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "…

  6. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. But as one listens to the trio sing in unison…

  7. Pink, Nas, Nickelback, Ride The 'Throttle'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due June 24 on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," feat Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs…

  8. Mars Volta Keyboardist Found Dead

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May 25 from an apparent drug overdose, according to Defacto's record company Gold Standard Labs (GSL). The 27-year-old The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May…

  9. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  10. Train Makes Bid For Longevity With Third Set

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In these troubled times, even platinum-plus bands like Train are expected to watch their pennies. But that is just fine with frontman Pat Monahan. "We did get hit with spending less on this album, but that's been happening to us from…

  11. Eve 6 Readies 'Heady' Album, Plans Tour

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Eve 6 will hit the road next month in advance of the July 22 release of "It's All in Your Head" (RCA). Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Roll Modern rock act Eve 6 will hit the road next month in advance of the July 22…

  12. 'Now' Is The Time For O.A.R.'s Label Jump

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released albums, signing with a major label might seem like the most logical move to the next level. But O.A.R. bassis As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released…

  13. Trachtenburg Clan Takes Slideshow On The Road

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow Bizarre Tour '03 tour with a June 22 performance during Los Angeles' Matt Groening-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow…

  14. Financial Advisers Sue Michael Jackson

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, who amassed a half-billion-dollar fortune over the past 20 years, is saddled with debt and teetering near bankruptcy, his former financial advisers say in a lawsuit. The suit, set for Michael Jackson, who amassed a half-billion-dollar fortune over the past 20 years, is…

  15. Tricky Exposes 'Vulnerable' Side

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. U.K. artist Tricky is one of the founding fathers of the early-1990s trip-hop scene. After providing raps and vocals for early Massive Attack albums ("Blue Lines" and "Protection"), he struck out on his own. Critics praised…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Byrd sings while the jumbotron video screens show highlights of Earnhardt's many 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at…

  17. Rounds

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet mastermind Kieran Hebden has staked out a unique cranny in electronic music. Four Tet mastermind Kieran Hebden has staked out a unique cranny in electronic music. In Hebden's world, elegantly plucked stringed instruments nestle up against sampled rhythms and homespun sound…

  18. Poor Man's Son

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse. Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse. He found it in Los Angeles, and Poor Man's Son was the outcome. Perez, who wrote all 17 songs here,…

  19. Billboard Bits: NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on NBC, Justin Timberlake, TMBG NBC's 2003-2004 season schedule will include new concert specials from Elton John, Shania Twain, and Harry Connick Jr., Billboard reports in the May 31 issue. The telecasts are still untitled; dates and times are to be determined. John's one-hour…

  20. Jackson Ordered Back To Indy In Three Weeks

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness. An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a…

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