1. The Fire Theft Signs With Ryko

    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 Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed…

  2. Mellencamp Renews His Roots

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In recent concert appearances, John Mellencamp has featured Woody Guthrie's "Bound for Glory" and Robert Johnson's "Stones in My Passway." Apparently, the songs struck a chord. Both are found on the enduring rocker&…

  3. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Charlie's Angels 'Full' Time Pink, Nas, David Bowie and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due this week on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," featuring William…

  4. Right on Time

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997. After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Never Gonna Let You Go

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark…

  10. With Terminator 3 due in theaters July 2, it was

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Terminator 3 due in theaters July 2, it was inevitable that yet another DVD of Terminator 2 would be released. With Terminator 3 due in theaters July 2, it was inevitable that yet another DVD of Terminator 2 would be released. So what makes this third DVD edition of the 1991 film special…

  11. Beyonce Bonus Track Linked To Pre-Orders

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track. Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track.…

  12. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

  13. 'Austin City Limits' Fest Unveils Full Lineup

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set for Sept. 19-21, the event is expected to draw more than 75,000 to Zilker Park in the More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City…

  14. 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"…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Bits: Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Bros./Flaming Lips, Solar Fest, Chicago The Chemical Brothers have collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a track that will appear on the former's upcoming retrospective album, "The Singles: 1993-03." According to the Lips' official Web site , "The…

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

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week Beyonce fans get ready. Saturday night, Ms. Knowles will be the star of a Pay-Per-View special live from the Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary Celebration in Dearborn, Mich. "Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family Live"…

  18. 'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated…

  19. 2003 Tony Awards Winners

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here are the winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Play: "Take Me Out." Musical: "Hairspray." Revival-play: "Long…

  20. Tunes On TV

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 9-15, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 9 "Rock Bodies III," VH1 Featured Artists: Tori Amos, Bret Michaels, Beyonce Knowles. "Intimate Portrait: Chaka Khan," Lifetime Channel Featured Artists: Chaka Khan, Mary…

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