1. 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…

  2. Cave In Brings Eclectic Sound To Lollapalooza

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Considering Cave In's style runs the gamut from hardcore to prog/metal to more standard "alternative" rock fare, guitarist Adam McGrath tells Billboard.com the group is right at home.. Considering Cave In's style runs the gamut from hardcore to prog/metal to more standard …

  3. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics make their online starring debut in "Rip Van Nelly," a Macromedia Flash Game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wak 2001 - Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics…

  5. 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,…

  6. Joe Jackson Plans Second U.S. Tour

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour. The reunited Joe Jackson Band will return to the U.S. for a second tour, according to Jackson's official Web site . The trek is due to kick off Aug. 9 in Hartford, Conn., with 13 dates currently scheduled through an…

  7. Aiken, Studdard Storm Billboard Chart

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The top two "American Idol" contestants capture the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100, as Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 and Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (J Recor The top two "American Idol"…

  8. Grandmaster Flash Writing Memoirs

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash is penning his memoirs with New York Daily News reporter/biographer Chris Coleman. A title and publisher for the biography are still being determined. Legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash is penning his memoirs with New York Daily News reporter…

  9. 'National Lampoon Radio' Relaunching

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The National Lampoon Radio Hour." As with its TV successors, clever and often biting satire was its signature. Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The…

  10. Los Prisioneros Regain Musical Freedom

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Prisioneros released their fourth studio album 13 years ago and then dropped out of sight. During the 1990s, the band -- one of the most respected in the history of Chilean rock -- lived on in reputation only. Now, they are back to being an…

  11. 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.…

  12. Simon And Garfunkel Eyeing Reunion Tour?

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Preliminary plans are underway for a Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour for the fall, sources tell Billboard.com. The agents for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are collaborating on "initial explorations" Preliminary plans are underway for a Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour for the fall,…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Bonnaroo Part Two Goes Off Without A Hitch

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this morning (June 16) after a marathon set by the Dead. The performance, the last of those on the festival's main stage, Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this…

  16. Billboard Bits: Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper Although famed U.K. rock act Pulp is on an extended hiatus, group members Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley have re-emerged in the new band Relaxed Muscle. The project has released a three-song EP, "The Heavy," through Rough Trade…

  17. Radiohead Unveils North American Dates

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has confirmed 19 North American tour dates for late summer and early fall. As first tipped here, the first leg will begin Aug. 13 outside Boston, with support from Stephen Malkmus and the Ji Radiohead has confirmed 19 North American tour dates for late summer and early fall. As…

  18. Crazy About Beyonce

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With lead single "Crazy in Love" taking off at radio and video outlets, Columbia Records has decided to jump the gun for Beyonce's highly anticipated solo debut. Now due June 24, the multifaceted superstar's "Dangerously…

  19. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 16-22, 2003. Warm weather! Fresh air! Who needs it? The cool glow of the television is all we need, especially when there's a plethora of music to tune in, sit down, and enjoy. We're starting off with what…

  20. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

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