1. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna Fans who purchased a copy of Liz Phair's new self-titled Capitol album can download an exclusive EP titled "comeandgetit" from a secure site. The five-track EP is available as a single download from a secure section of Phair's…

  2. Pop Studs 'Ring' With Guest Appearances

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop has set a Sept. 30 release date for "Skull Ring," his latest Virgin album. Iggy Pop has set a Sept. 30 release date for "Skull Ring," his latest Virgin album, which as previously reported , will feature four songs recorded with original Stooges bandmates Ron…

  3. Exclusive: Pete Townshend Speaks Out

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Who's Pete Townshend says his life is getting back to normal after a traumatic six months. The artist was accused of using his credit card to access a Web site containing child pornography and dow The Who's Pete Townshend says his life is getting back to normal after a traumatic…

  4. Suge Knight May Face Year In Prison

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if state officials revoke his parole after his recent arrest for allegedly assaulting a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood night Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if…

  5. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported , Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John…

  6. 'Picture' This: Smash Mouth Returns

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, "You Are My No. 1," and several other cuts from its upcoming Interscope album, "Get the Picture," at a concert Saturday near Char Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, …

  7. Report: Suge Knight Arrested

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight reportedly has been arrested a second time this year for allegedly violating parole. Police arrested the 37-year-old founder of Death Row Records Friday evening, ac Rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight reportedly has been arrested a…

  8. 150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto SARS Benefit

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Ticketmaster Canada. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also sa The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000…

  9. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  10. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Diddy, Nelly. "The Late Show With David…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  12. 2003 Pearl Awards Winners

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Pearl Awards, handed out June 20 at Cottonwood Auditorium in Salt Lake City, Utah. SACRED RECORDING: "Hear My Praise" (Album: "Hear My Praise") Artist: Kenneth Cope Songwriter: Kenneth Cope Producer: Kenneth Cope …

  13. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of lung cancer. 2002 - Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of…

  14. Reggae Pulse 2: Hit Songs-Jamaican Style

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. The outcome, over the length of 24 tracks, is better than is often the case with such projects. One aspect of the…

  15. RESURRECTIONLove Is All We Need

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hartley and his seven-voice ensemble debut with an eclectic mixture of sounds, including dance ("Everyday Is a New Day"), reggae ("Love Is All We Need"), funk ("Jesus I'll Never Forget"), and smooth j Hartley and his seven-voice ensemble debut with an…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio albu 2001 - Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual…

  17. Hilary Duff Plots Album, Merchandise Bonanza

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more than just the nation's next teen pop princess. Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more…

  18. Andrew W.K. Takes On The 'Wolf'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Party friendly rocker Andrew W.K. has dubbed his sophomore Island album "The Wolf." The new set will arrive on Sept. 9 in North America and a day earlier internationally. Party friendly rocker Andrew W.K. has dubbed his sophomore Island album "The Wolf." The new set will…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  20. Black Keys Suffer MTV Identity Crisis

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their song "Set You Free" into medium rotation on MTV was a big deal. The little-known group's new Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness, For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their…

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