1. Kasem Surveys 30 Years Of Hits

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Between his duties as the host of the popular countdown radio show "American Top 40" and voicing the character Shaggy on a new run of "Scooby-Doo" cartoons, Casey Kasem has found time to helm a succes Between his duties as the host of the popular countdown radio show "…

  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. 'American Idol' Cleans Up For Fox

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The finale of "American Idol" gave Fox some Ruben Studdard-sized ratings on the last night of the 2002-03 season. The finale of "American Idol" gave Fox some Ruben Studdard-sized ratings on the last night of the 2002-03 season. Last Wednesday's "Idol" --…

  4. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  5. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  6. Blue Man Group Expands Touring Plans

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The inimitable Blue Man Group will kick off a U.S. summer tour July 7 in Columbia, Md. Currently dates run through Aug. 30, although more are expected. The inimitable Blue Man Group will kick off a U.S. summer tour July 7 in Columbia, Md. Currently dates run through Aug. 30, although more are…

  7. Tracy Chapman Plans U.S. Tour

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary currently consists of 31 dates through an Aug. 2 show in Austin, Texas; more are expected. The first half of Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary…

  8. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  9. Ricky Martin Makes Plans 'For The Children'

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in five years, Ricky Martin has launched a new initiative with the aim of fighting child pornography and prostitution worldwide. Called People for the Children, the project is part of…

  10. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to watch. Country goes prime time on Wednesday as…

  12. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fabolous, Ashanti & Tamia, Randy Travis, and TV soundtracks. 'YOU' OR SOMEONE LIKE 'YOU': Curiously, the conjunction "or" has been popping up a lot on the charts. The prime example is "Picture" by Kid Rock…

  14. Black Eyed Peas Join Justin/Christina Tour

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist Fergie, have joined Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified and Stripped tour as the opening act. Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist…

  15. Tori Amos Sets Summer Run

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has confirmed a slate of North American summer tour dates, set to kick off July 26 in Redmond, Wash. Nearly all of the shows on the 25-date run will be held in outdoor amphitheaters. The tri Tori Amos has confirmed a slate of North American summer tour dates, set to kick off July 26…

  16. Hawk's 'HuckJam' Returns In Fall

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall. The action sports/music outing will kick off Oct. 2 in Vancouver and visit 28 cities before closing Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fl Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall.…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  18. Presley, Isaak Team For Summer Tour

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Marie Presley will hook up with crooner Chris Isaak for a number of dates on his summer tour. Presley will open from a July 11 show in Boston through an Aug. 9 appearance in Minneapolis. The run Lisa Marie Presley will hook up with crooner Chris Isaak for a number of dates on his summer…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday's episode of the show. Unfortunately,…

  20. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Whitney Houston, Joey…

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