1. 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…

  2. Neptunes Strut Their Stuff On 'Clones'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due Aug. 5, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes princip Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation…

  3. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

  4. Up All Night

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk-jazz monster Überjam, which earned a Grammy Award nomination. The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk…

  5. 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…

  6. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at…

  7. Billboard Bits: MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, and Sam Roberts are among the performers confirmed for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards. The June 22 event at the music network's Toronto headquarters will also feature performances…

  8. SARS, Sore Throat Cause Dixie Chicks Postponements

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks have rescheduled an upcoming Toronto concert due to concerns over the SARS (Severe Acute Respir A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the…

  9. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

  10. Toronto SARS Benefit Sells Out Quickly

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the Concert for Toronto, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, and Barenaked Ladies. The Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the…

  11. Moby Conjures 'Voodoo' Sounds, New DVD

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. Moby is eyeing several projects for release in the coming months. According to his official Web site , the electronic music maven is compiling a DVD featuring all the music videos from his latest V2 album "18," as…

  12. Billboard Bits: Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid Roadrunner Records has made its entire catalog available as downloads on its Web site , Billboard Bulletin reports. The New York-based rock label has launched an online store, the Vault, offering downloads in the Windows Media format for 99 cents…

  13. Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Glenn Lewis, and Remy Shand are confirmed for a June 21 concert to be held at Toronto's Skyd Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum…

  14. Good Mourning

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's Alkaline Trio has never been shy about its desire for rock stardom. Chicago's Alkaline Trio has never been shy about its desire for rock stardom. On its fourth proper album, the band sounds determined to break out of the pop-punk underground. Working with the Blink-182…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  16. Our Lady Peace Leads MuchMusic Video Nominees

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Our Lady Peace leads the list of nominees for Canada's 14th annual MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA). Close behind is fellow rock act Treble Charger with five, while Chantal Kreviazu With six nominations, Our Lady Peace leads the list of nominees for Canada's 14th…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  18. Nugent Gig Nixed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon (Mich.) Summer Celebration. Festival officials canceled his concert following an interview last week wit Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the…

  19. Live Takes Flight With 'Birds'

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not only does Live's new Radioactive/MCA album "Birds of Pray" (due May 20) sonically hark back to the band's early days of guitar-driven power-pop, but it also shows Live performing with the same high level of energy with…

  20. Living in America

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds displayed a feisty knack for delivering punk-splashed, synth-fueled pop music—the kind you can't help but dance to During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds…

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