1. Jane's Addiction Returns

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due July 22 via Capitol. The set already has a huge pre-release buzz thanks to the single "Just…

  2. Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet P Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its…

  3. Mottola, UMG Reviving Casablanca Label

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive the Casablanca name, Billboard Bulletin has learned. UMG -- which controls the Casablanca name and catalog - Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive…

  4. Folds Preps Three EPs, Teams With Shatner

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having tired of the big publicity machine that is the major record label world, Ben Folds tells Billboard.com the recent downturn in the record industry is allowing him to release three five-song EPs Having tired of the big publicity machine that is the major record label world, Ben Folds…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 - A track from metal-funk band White Zombie…

  6. New Aerosmith Album Bumped To January

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over the summer and fall and will most likely be released in January by Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billb Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over…

  7. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative…

  8. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Springsteen, 'Metal Health'

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Rock to host the MTV Video Music Awards, Bruce Springsteen honored by the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards , 'Metal Health' show to benefit families of Rhode Island nightclub victims After a four-year break, comedian/actor Chris Rock will return to the role of host…

  9. Spiritualized In State Of 'Grace'

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for its latest album, "Amazing Grace," which will be released in the U.S. on frontman Jason Pierce's own Spaceman label throug U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for…

  10. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  11. My Love Is Like . . . Wo

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The majority of new rock acts in the 2000s are corporate-stamped to sound precisely like whomever was topping the radio charts six months previous. The doe-eyed girl next door is proving to be quite a versatile performer, with a decidedly vampish performance in the movie Chicago and new…

  12. Paul Stanley Working On Solo Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist reveals to Billboard.com. Stanley says he's working with a crop of songwriters that includes Andreas Carlsson, Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, the artist…

  13. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a…

  14. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack (featuring Ludacris, R. Kelly, Tyrese, Fat Joe , Trick Daddy, Chingy, Joe Budden) 2. Mississippi: The Album , David Banner 3. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 5. Chocolate…

  15. Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and fe Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003…

  16. Type O Negative's 'Life' Style

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Type O Negative's fifth studio album, "Life Is Killing Me" (Roadrunner), hits the streets June 17, frontman Peter Steele is ready for people to start complaining. The bassist/vocalist/songwriter predicts a backlash from the…

  17. Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums rele Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  20. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 2. Mississippi: The Album . David Banner 3. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 4 , 50 Cent 5. Chocolate Factory 2 , R. Kelly News David Banner , Ronald Isley , R. Kelly …

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