1. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  2. Petty Prepares Live CD/DVD

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD/CD package "Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More." Due July 22 from Warner Bros./Warner Home Video, the set captures the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2000 - At Lynn Anderson's annual Fan Fair fan club party at Spence Manor's guitar-shaped swimming pool,…

  4. '80s Rock Never Stops On Tour

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version of the Rock Never Stops tour. Headlined by the David Coverdale-led Whitesnake, the 27-date North American t Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version…

  5. Friends in the Can

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. Longtime blues fans know this band from the days of Bob "the Bear" Hite and Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. The only remaining member from those days is…

  6. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is chock-full of action. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is chock-full of action. Its two-disc DVD is…

  7. 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…

  8. RDS Arena, Dublin

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time Paul McCartney played Dublin, it was 1963 and Beatlemania was in full swing. Legend has it that after the gig, John, Paul, George, and Ringo had to be transported out of the now-defunct The last time Paul McCartney played Dublin, it was 1963 and Beatlemania was in full swing.…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  10. Polyphonic Spree Inks With Hollywood

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a multifaceted deal that includes a piece of the band's touring proceeds. Hollywood will on June 24 rerelease the group Hollywood Records has signed the 24-member Polyphonic Spree for North America in a…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I am writing to you from Australia. I am an…

  12. Web Leak Fails To Derail Radiohead's 'Thief'

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of the Radiohead feature in the June 14, 2002, issue of Billboard. These days, rare is an album from a superstar act that doesn't leak onto the Internet before it hits stores. But when MP3 files purporting to be songs from Radiohead's Capitol album, "Hail to…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic." 2002 - As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow'…

  14. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Luther Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross, hospitalized since suffering a stroke April 16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College. Vandross' business manager and friend Carmen Romano…

  15. 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…

  16. Sly's A No Show In Family Stone Reunion

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the…

  17. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

  18. 'Austin City Limits' Fest Unveils Full Lineup

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set for Sept. 19-21, the event is expected to draw more than 75,000 to Zilker Park in the More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City…

  19. LIVE REVIEWS

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Field Day (Radiohead, Beastie Boys), Zootopia (Mariah Carey, Aerosmith), and more! /bb/livereviews/archives.jsp News Mariah Carey …

  20. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

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