1. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  2. Air Fires Up 'Talkie Walkie'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. The album re-teams the group with producer Nigel Godrich, who…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

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

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  5. Michigan Officials Fine Aretha Franklin

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis court at the site of her Detroit-area home, which burned down in October 2002. The $225 fine issued Wednesday Bloomfield Township, Mich., officials have fined Aretha Franklin for not removing a tennis…

  6. Acts Team Up For Nokia Tour

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 20-date trek will feature the All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Ozomatli and Diffuser playing theaters and larger clubs in North America through an Oct. 28 finale in Seattle. Four bands will hit the road together on the month-long Nokia Unwired Tour , which kicks off Oct. 2 in Toronto.…

  7. Bon Jovi Members Take Stake In AFL Team

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to perform during games. Bon Jovi will be co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an expansion Arena Football League team that w Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to…

  8. The Tangled Web

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: JXL, the Honey Palace and the Streets. BEAT JUNKIE: Dutch producer/remixer/DJ artist Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) gained global attention last year when his remix, under the name JXL, of Elvis Presley's "…

  9. Bonnaroo Recalled On CD, DVD

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The audio set "Live From Bonnaroo" and the DVD "270 Miles From Graceland - Bonnaroo 2003" will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary. As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year's second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester,…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly Furtado, Dixie Chicks, Can Nelly Furtado will follow up her smash debut, "Whoa, Nelly," with "Folklore," due Nov. 25 from DreamWorks. Joining the Canadian pop artist on the collection are such varied guests as Caetano Veloso, Bela Fleck, Beck collaborator…

  12. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  13. Mike Gordon Cleared Of Child Endangerment

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Charges of child endangerment and trespassing were dismissed today (Sept. 19) against Phish bassist Mike Gordon, a spokesperson for the Nassau County (N.Y.) District Court tells Billboard.com. Charges of child endangerment and trespassing were dismissed today (Sept. 19) against Phish bassist…

  14. Phish Announces Eight-Show Fall Trek

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish will eschew an extensive fall North American tour in favor of an eight-show run, which will include a New Year's Eve show at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing will also play host to P Phish will eschew an extensive fall North American tour in favor of an eight-show run,…

  15. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Sting, Samsung/Napster, Cash

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Sting, Samsung/Napster, Cash The video for R.E.M.'s new song "Bad Day" will premiere tomorrow (Sept. 19) at 7 p.m. ET on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" show. In the Tim Hope-directed clip, group members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills appear…

  16. Q&A With Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov't Mule marks the end of an era -- and the start of a new one -- with the Oct. 7 release of "The Deepest End." The two-CD/DVD Three years after the August 2000 death of founding member Allen Woody, Gov&…

  17. Billboard Bits: Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chemical Brothers, Streets, Anti-Piracy The Chemical Brothers will play spin at DJ dates next month in conjunction with the CD/DVD retrospective "Singles 93-03," due Sept. 30 from Astralwerks. The group will play Oct. 18 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Oct. 21 at…

  18. Tunes On TV

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Simon & Garfunkel (also scheduled: Hugh Jackman, Naomi Campbell). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  19. For Nickelback, Success Rocks

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road." It's the most-anticipated global rock release of the year. The…

  20. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current single, "Damn," is one of the…

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