1. 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…

  2. Aimster Injunction Upheld

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a preliminary injunction against the peer-to-peer service Aimster and its owner, John Deep. The U.S. District The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music From the Film

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. This CD is being released in tandem with a concert DVD of the same title. The operative idea came from producer Cyril Vetter, who is interested in preserving the New Orleans jump-blues sound of the 1950s and early 1960s…

  7. CHART BEAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes items on Beyonce Knowles, Steve Winwood, and John Mellencamp, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News John Mellencamp , Fred Bronson , Steve Winwood …

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  9. 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,…

  10. Shaffer's 'Divine' Reunion With Mentor Muñoz

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Versatile "Late Show With David Letterman" bandleader Paul Shaffer frequently sits in with all types of rock'n'rollers. Last week at New York's Village Underground, however, he manned keyboards behind an all-star jazz…

  11. Blues Traveler Seeks The 'Truth'

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, veteran jam band Blues Traveler has signed with Sanctuary for the Aug. 5 release of a new studio album, "Truth Be Told." The set was recorded at Sound Design Studio in Santa As tipped here last week, veteran jam band Blues Traveler has signed with Sanctuary…

  12. Eminem Mocks Jackson With U.K. Doll Dangle

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The real Slim Shady stood up and made fun of Michael Jackson by dangling a baby doll over a hotel balcony in Glasgow. Rapper Eminem also wore a surgical mask over his face yesterday (June 24) in an ob The real Slim Shady stood up and made fun of Michael Jackson by dangling a baby doll over a…

  13. Kid Rock Drums Up Support For Troops

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his trip there as part of a USO tour. "It was just unbelievable to be there and have the sense of kind of what was Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his…

  14. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey's "Glitter." Granted the both…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  16. New Pornographers Get More Comfortable

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop/rock supergroup-of-sorts never thought past its 2000 disc "Mass Romantic" (Mint Records). The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop…

  17. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  18. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  19. Lil' Kim Reports Big Jewel Heist

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Lil' Kim, known for flaunting her jewelry, said someone stole $250,000 of it at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday -- including her signature "Queen Bee" necklac Hip-hop artist Lil' Kim, known for flaunting her jewelry, said…

  20. Free Toronto Stones Show A Go

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor show is aimed at giving the city an economic boost in the wake of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndro A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor…

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