1. Puddle Of Mudd Wrapping Album No. 2

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." After several delays , hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." "Everything sounds amazing already," guitarist…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first…

  3. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  4. Update: Field Day Moving To Giants Stadium

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After plans fell through to hold this weekend's Field Day festival in Riverhead, N.Y., the two-day event is being abbreviated to a single-day concert Saturday (June 7) at Giants Stadium in East Ruther After plans fell through to hold this weekend's Field Day festival in Riverhead, N…

  5. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  6. Field Day Environmental Challenge Thrown Out

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although the star-studded Field Day Festival remains in limbo, a suit claiming the event would harm the environment in host city Riverhead, N.Y., has been thrown out of the New York State Supreme Cour Although the star-studded Field Day Festival remains in limbo , a suit claiming the event…

  7. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10…

  8. Costello Crafting 'Quite Different' Album

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello tells Billboard.com his next studio album "will be something quite different." Of the as-yet-untitled album, due Sept. 23 from Deutsche Grammophon, the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Elvis Costello tells Billboard.com his next studio album "will be something…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany. 1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing…

  11. Field Day Fest Slowly Moving Forward

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After dire reports that the Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., may be cancelled, the event appears to be slowly moving forward. Organizers still lack a required mass gather After dire reports that the Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y.,…

  12. Field Day Fest In Doubt

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., appears to be in doubt. According to published reports, officials in Suffolk County have denied the festival a permit to operate, fea The Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., appears to be in doubt.…

  13. 'Now' Is The Time For O.A.R.'s Label Jump

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released albums, signing with a major label might seem like the most logical move to the next level. But O.A.R. bassis As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  15. Mariah Ditching 'Bells And Whistles' On Tour

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although Mariah Carey is downsizing her North American tour plans from arenas to theaters, her agent tells Billboard the move had nothing to do with lower-than-expected ticket sales. Although Mariah Carey is downsizing her North American tour plans from arenas to theaters, her agent tells…

  16. Billboard Bits: Bernie Williams, Siren Festival, AthFest

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bernie Williams, Siren Fest, AthFest New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams has inked a deal with GRP for the release of "The Journey Within," his recording debut. The CD is expected in stores on July 15. Williams, who plays guitar, composed seven of the album's…

  17. Barry White's Family Confirms Stroke

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul singer Barry White, battling kidney failure since last fall, suffered a new health setback on May 1 with a speech-impairing stroke, his daughter, Shaheara White, has revealed. Soul singer Barry White, battling kidney failure since last fall, suffered a new health setback on May 1 with a…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, Joe Jackson, Burning Spear Coldplay's May 31 show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl will be broadcast live across the U.S. by Westwood One. The two-hour special is set to air on more than 150 stations, including WXRK New York and KROQ Los Angeles. The U.K. act will…

  20. Update: Mariah Revamping Tour, Album

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story posted here earlier this afternoon (May 16), Mariah Carey is completely revamping her North American tour plans. In addition, sources tell Billboard that Monarc/Island is planning to Updating a story posted earlier this afternoon (May 16), Mariah Carey is completely revamping…

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