1. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  2. Billboard Bits: Stewart, Marley, Frampton

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second Rod Stewart greatest hits album due, Bob Marley home videos combined and expanded on DVD and Peter Frampton plans a U.S. tour. The latter half of Rod Stewart's career will be surveyed on "Encore: The Very Best Of - Vol. 2." Due Aug. 26 from Warner Special Markets, the…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo The Buzzcocks were joined onstage last night (July 6) in Camden, N.J., by one-time bassist Steve Garvey and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for a rendition of their early staple "Why Can't I Touch It?" Now a Camden-area resident,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Gaye, 'Gentlemen,' Death Cab

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Marvin Gaye, 'Gentlemen,' Death Cab Marvin Gaye's 1976 album "I Want You" is following in the footsteps of his other classic discs "What's Going On" and "Let's Get It On" by getting the full reissue treatment. The two-disc "I…

  6. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  10. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  12. Aiken, Studdard Albums Due On Same Day

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sales showdown between "American Idol" singers Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard will continue with the release of their respective albums on the same day, Billboard.com has learned. According to the The sales showdown between "American Idol" singers Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  13. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band continue to expand their summer stadium tour, adding a Sept. 27 show at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Tickets will go on sale June 28 at the venue, its Web site , Tickets.com and several local outlets. The…

  14. Billboard Bits: Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, B.B. King, Pearl Jam Korn has recorded a new song, "Did My Time," to be featured in the movie "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." The song will not be on the soundtrack to the Angelina Jolie-starring film, due to hit U.S. theaters July 25. However,…

  15. The Tangled Web

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Singingfish.com, the Dead's live recordings, and the Int'l Songwriting Competition. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. MUSIC FROM THE FISH'S…

  16. Sony Music Nashville Slashes Artist Roster

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia, Epic, Monument, and Lucky Dog. New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Luther Vandross, Powerpuff Girls, Kraftwerk Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross, hospitalized since suffering a stroke April 16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College. Vandross' business manager and friend Carmen Romano…

  18. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Reign

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg reigns atop of Billboard's Hot 100. Even so, the single is starting to show signs of wear, and loses the No. 1 post on Billboar For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions"…

  19. Billboard Bits: Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from severe back and abdominal pains . "I finally got out of the hospital over the weekend after nine days, and the doctor instructed me to rest…

  20. Deftones Stir Up Suspense

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com After gradually building its fan base for several years, the garage-skater-band-turned-Grammy Award-decorated Deftones have returned to the upper regions of The Billboard 200 with their self-titled fourth album. To build anticipation for the music…

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