1. Beyonce Bonus Track Linked To Pre-Orders

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track. Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track.…

  2. 'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated…

  3. Evanescence Finds New 'Life' On U.K. Chart

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuri Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European…

  4. 2003 Tony Awards Winners

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here are the winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Play: "Take Me Out." Musical: "Hairspray." Revival-play: "Long…

  5. TLC Members Turn Attention To AIDS Prevention

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are on the road to support a worthy cause: HIV/AIDS education. Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "…

  6. Dylan On The Road Again This Summer

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary…

  7. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Manson, Sonic Youth/Stooges

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Manson, Sonic Youth/Stooges Country star Tim McGraw will make his acting debut in the independent film "Black Cloud," which begins shooting this week in Arizona. He will also contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the film, written and directed by Rick…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Electric Six, Dwele, and the Pernice Brothers. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: Two years ago, Detroit hard rock…

  9. Lanegan Feels 'Relief' On New Solo Set

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist (and former Screaming Trees member) Mark Lanegan tells Billboard.com the project's main criteria is more cathartic than anything else. When discussing his upcoming solo album , "Bubblegum," Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist (and former Screaming…

  10. 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…

  11. Fire

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Is it disco punk? Dance metal? Who cares, especially when it's as awesome as Fire. Is it disco punk? Dance metal? Who cares, especially when it's as awesome as Fire. Sure, frontman Dick Valentine may occasionally channel Tom Jones, and the album's lyrics are often absurd. But,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

  13. Pink, Nas, Nickelback, Ride The 'Throttle'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due June 24 on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," feat Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs…

  14. Costello Defends Outspoken Artists

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello defended musicians who speak their minds in these "fairly dangerous times" and warned Americans to guard against "any attempts by people who swindle their way British singer/songwriter Elvis Costello defended musicians who speak their…

  15. 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…

  16. Steely Dan Extends Tour Into Fall

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., has announced a second leg of dates that stretch into the fall. The trek will now Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July…

  17. Wainwright, Breeders Rock With Hedwig

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Off Records is eyeing a fall release for "Wig in a Box," a benefit album featuring indie-rock all-stars taking on songs from the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The list of contributors is headed Off Records is eyeing a fall release for "Wig in a Box," a…

  18. Ween Signs With Sanctuary

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album. Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album, " Quebec ," on July 22. Guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) last month…

  19. Paul 'Busy' Fending Off 50 Cent's 'Questions'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard&…

  20. 'Hairspray' Leads Tony Nominees

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to lead the field for the 57th annual Tony Awards. Dance musical "Movin' Out," based on the songs of Billy Joel, earned 10 nods. Both will compete fo Broadway musical "Hairspray" nabbed 13 nominations to…

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