1. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna Fans who purchased a copy of Liz Phair's new self-titled Capitol album can download an exclusive EP titled "comeandgetit" from a secure site. The five-track EP is available as a single download from a secure section of Phair's…

  2. Clay, Ruben Albums Due In September

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  3. Suge Knight May Face Year In Prison

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if state officials revoke his parole after his recent arrest for allegedly assaulting a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood night Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if…

  4. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported , Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John…

  5. DMX Arrested For Using Profanity

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night…

  6. Evanescence, Beyonce Lead U.K. Charts

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence started a fourth week with the U.K.'s No. 1 single and Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles debuted as a solo artist with the No. 1 album on the new tallies published yesterday (June 29). Eva Evanescence started a fourth week with the U.K.'s No. 1 single and…

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

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  8. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Diddy, Nelly. "The Late Show With David…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  10. Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With their diverse, hip-hop-based persona, it was unlikely that Black Eyed Peas would get their biggest break from pop star Justin Timberlake. But his uncredited vocal on the Peas' new single, "Where Is the Love?," has the quartet…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  12. Black Keys Suffer MTV Identity Crisis

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their song "Set You Free" into medium rotation on MTV was a big deal. The little-known group's new Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness, For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their…

  13. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down,…

  14. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  15. Eminem Mocks Jackson With U.K. Doll Dangle

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The real Slim Shady stood up and made fun of Michael Jackson by dangling a baby doll over a hotel balcony in Glasgow. Rapper Eminem also wore a surgical mask over his face yesterday (June 24) in an ob The real Slim Shady stood up and made fun of Michael Jackson by dangling a baby doll over a…

  16. MTV Plans 'You Hear It First' Tours

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a pair of brief tours: one rock, one hip-hop. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the rock leg will kick off July 15 in Los Angeles, while the MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a…

  17. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey's "Glitter." Granted the both…

  18. 50 Cent, B2K Top 2003 BET Awards

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak T 50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET…

  19. Nelly, St. Lunatics Gear Up For 'Personal' Tour

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close & Personal tour July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Venues tour will be considerably scaled down compared to th Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close &…

  20. Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North Ame Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a…

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