1. 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…

  2. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray Trivial 'Pursuit' Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray rears its head this week with its fifth Atlantic album, "In the Pursuit of Leisure." First single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" is No. 23 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart this week. The new album is…

  3. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Gahan 'Paper'back Writer After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," due this week via Mute/Reprise, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at songwriting. …

  4. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  7. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  8. Mississippi: The Album

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. 50 Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. But a Southern revolution is taking shape, thanks to such soldiers as Killer Mike and Bone Crusher. Joining those ranks is David Banner. Banner is the first artist on former…

  9. Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant tome—which also includes a comic book and two CDs—adds up to a self-published sta Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant…

  10. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  11. Superchunk Mines Rarities, DVD

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities compilation, "Cup of Sand" Aug. 19 through its own Merge Records label. The set boasts four previously unreleased tracks, plus Veteran independent rock quartet Superchunk will unveil a two-CD rarities…

  12. 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…

  13. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  14. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  15. Bowie Bonds Under Review

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Moody's Investors Service says it may downgrade about $55 million of bonds backed by music royalties of rock icon David Bowie in light of the sales slump in the recording industry. Moody's Investors Service says it may downgrade about $55 million of bonds backed by music royalties…

  16. 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…

  17. Minnelli To Sing Despite Knee Injury

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli broke her right kneecap when she tripped over a step at a hotel in Bologna, Italy, but still plans to sing at a benefit concert tonight (May 27) with famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti, her p Liza Minnelli broke her right kneecap when she tripped over a step at a hotel in Bologna,…

  18. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  19. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono,…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

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