1. Tunes On TV

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 9-15, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 9 "Rock Bodies III," VH1 Featured Artists: Tori Amos, Bret Michaels, Beyonce Knowles. "Intimate Portrait: Chaka Khan," Lifetime Channel Featured Artists: Chaka Khan, Mary…

  2. 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…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have No. 1s in Billboard, it shouldn't be a…

  4. Courtney Love Near Deal With Virgin

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love's search for a new label is almost over. The rocker is in advanced negotiations to sign with Virgin Records, sources said. If the deal is closed, Virgin will release "America's Sweethear Courtney Love's search for a new label is almost over. The rocker is in…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  6. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 2. Mississippi: The Album . David Banner 3. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 4 , 50 Cent 5. Chocolate Factory 2 , R. Kelly News David Banner , Ronald Isley , R. Kelly …

  7. Tyrese Signs On For 'Extortion'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which is based on a story idea by the singer/model/actor. Written by John Jarrell ("Romeo Must Die"), the Los Angeles-set crime thriller will f R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  9. Damien Rice Follows On Rungs Of Gray's 'Ladder'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Listening to emerging Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice outline how his career has blossomed during the past year, it's tough to deny the many similarities to David Gray and the path of his breakthrough album, "White Ladder." Not…

  10. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Mississippi: The Album , David Banner 2. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 3. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 4. The Streetsweeper: Vol. 1 , DJ Kayslay 5. AttenCHUN! , Bone Crusher News David Banner , Ronald Isley …

  11. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, NBA, Byrne/Sonic Youth Dave Matthews' solo debut, "Some Devil," will be released in late September by RCA, sources tell Billboard.com. Although longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds is known to have participated in sessions for the project, it is not known…

  12. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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. …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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