1. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco.…

  2. Bathtime With Loop Guru

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When the instrumental credits listed in the CD booklet include "quantum physics," "insect manipulation," and "luminous wetlook," you know you're in for an unusual listening experience. When the instrumental credits listed in the CD booklet include "…

  3. Paul Stanley Working On Solo Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Stanley says he's working with a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist…

  4. Poodle Hat

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. Poodle Hat crackles…

  5. Springsteen Book, Stadium Dates On The Horizon

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Photographs of Bruce Springsteen taken by Frank Stefanko between 1978 and 1982 comprise a new book due in September. "Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen" will be publis Photographs of Bruce Springsteen taken by Frank Stefanko between 1978 and 1982…

  6. Stinson Swims In Solo Waters

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping out on his own. He's playing Thursday (June 12) at Largo in Los Angeles, July 1 at the Mercury Lounge in New York, and will On a break from his gig as Guns N' Roses bassist, Tommy Stinson is stepping…

  7. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

  8. Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums rele Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob…

  9. Deftones Stir Up Suspense

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com After gradually building its fan base for several years, the garage-skater-band-turned-Grammy Award-decorated Deftones have returned to the upper regions of The Billboard 200 with their self-titled fourth album. To build anticipation for the music…

  10. ATP Label Brings Back The Magic Band

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's Parties Festival -- is branching out with releases by individual artists. In the past, the label, which is operated by ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's…

  11. Deftones

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Savvy alt-metal workaholics the Deftones did not rush into recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Grammy Award-winning, 2000 platinum album, White Pony. Savvy alt-metal workaholics the Deftones did not rush into recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Grammy Award-winning, 2000…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  14. If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film, this two-disc set will be just the ticket. A detailed documentary begins as the cast a If you want to catch all of the behind-the-scenes action on the set of this Leonardo…

  15. North and South

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalist Luciana Souza's North and South is, as its name indicates, a marriage of Northern (jazz and the American songbook) and Southern (the artist's Brazilian roots) influences. Jazz vocalist Luciana Souza's North and South is, as its name indicates, a marriage of…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO MORE RECORDS Dear Fred, Here are a couple of…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot to death in the township of Claremont, near Durban, South Africa. She is 49. Her husband is shot in the arm in th 2002 - Nellie Shabalala, wife of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, is shot…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  19. The Tangled Web

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: NPR's 'Music Mavericks,' KEXP, and Da Brat. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. MAVERICKS OF THE…

  20. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music…

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