1. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  2. Company Evaluates Response To R.I. Nightclub Fire

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A seven-person team of emergency response experts from around the country will spend the next several months evaluating the reaction to a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured A seven-person team of emergency response experts from around the country will spend the…

  3. Clarkson, Crow, Mellencamp Launch 'Fireworks'

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Beyonce Knowles and John Mellencamp will highlight NBC's annual "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular," to air July 4 at 9 p.m. ET. The show Musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Beyonce Knowles and…

  4. 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,"…

  5. Royal Academy of Reality

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. It's difficult to believe that this pioneering Atlanta new-wave band hasn't issued a new album in 14 years. The Q's return to indie-label turf (after on-and-off…

  6. Rainbow Man

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting. RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting. From such boisterous midtempos as "Country…

  7. Metallica Gets In The Game, Unlocks Vault

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has signed a deal with Vivendi Universal Games for a combat action video game. Due for release by early 2005, it will be designed with input from Jeff Darrow, the conceptual artist on the "M Metallica has signed a deal with Vivendi Universal Games for a combat action video game…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  9. HEATSEEKERS

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Places For Breathing , Revis 2. Rainbow Man , Jeff Bates 3. Rooney , Rooney 4. Bringing It All Together , Vickie Winans 5. I Love It , Craig Morgan News Craig Morgan , Vickie Winans , Jeff Bates …

  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. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono,…

  12. Birdland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work from the '60s, you just might love this album. It features rerecordings of eight of their heyday hits (including "For Your Love," "Shapes of Things," an If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work…

  13. 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…

  14. 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&…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  16. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…

  17. Wicked Underground

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. Guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson, formerly of metal act Dokken, have reunited for 12 respectable cuts on Wicked Underground. As the album&…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  19. Brooks & Dunn Stroll Down 'Red Dirt Road'

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As Brooks & Dunn's The Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year of combining circus fun with a down home jamboree, group member Kix Brooks tells Billboard.com that the duo is ey As Brooks & Dunn's Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour begins its third year…

  20. Suit Against Van Morrison Proceeds

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the singer had ruined him by canceling a concert. An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the…

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