1. Mayer Follows 'Squares' With 'Heavier Things'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer will issue his sophomore studio album, "Heavier Things," Sept. 9 through Aware/Columbia. The set will be preceded by the single "Bigger Than My Body," due to arrive at U.S. radio outlets in John Mayer will issue his sophomore studio album, "Heavier Things,…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  3. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band continue to expand their summer stadium tour, adding a Sept. 27 show at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Tickets will go on sale June 28 at the venue, its Web site , Tickets.com and several local outlets. The…

  4. 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.…

  5. Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and fe Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003…

  6. 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…

  7. 0304

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What happens when an artist watches her album sales dwindle with each successive release? If you are Jewel, you hook up with Über-pop producer Lester A. Mendez (Shakira, among others) and repla What happens when an artist watches her album sales dwindle with each successive release? If you…

  8. Billboard Bits: Twain, Who, Eno, Bad Moon Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, Who, Brian Eno, Bad Moon Music Shania Twain will stage a free concert July 27 at Hutchinson Field in Chicago's Grant Park. As tipped here earlier this month, the show will be filmed for her fourth NBC special, "Shania Twain UP! Live in Chicago," due to air…

  9. Vandross Still Hospitalized As Album Nears

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album Luther Vandross considers the best of his career hits stores Tuesday (June 10) -- with no videos, television interviews or concerts to trumpet its arrival. With the 52-year-old singer yet to The album Luther Vandross considers the best of his career hits stores Tuesday (June 10) --…

  10. Iron Maiden Prepares 'Dance Of Death'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stalwart heavy metal act Iron Maiden will on Sept. 9 release a new studio album via Columbia. "Dance of Death" will be the group's 13th studio set. Singer Bruce Dickinson revealed details of the album Stalwart heavy metal act Iron Maiden will on Sept. 9 release a new studio…

  11. Stefani To Spruce Up 'Aviator'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess Jean Harlow in the Howard Hughes biopic "Aviator," sources confirm. She joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will make her film debut as Hollywood sex goddess…

  12. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  13. Brightman Moves To Shed Diva Image

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sarah Brightman is out to shatter the public's perception of her music with her new Angel Records release, "Harem." The famed musical theater diva is introducing the disc with a dance remix of its title track. Popular club DJ…

  14. Mars Volta Keyboardist Found Dead

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May 25 from an apparent drug overdose, according to Defacto's record company Gold Standard Labs (GSL). The 27-year-old The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May…

  15. Field Day Fest In Doubt

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., appears to be in doubt. According to published reports, officials in Suffolk County have denied the festival a permit to operate, fea The Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., appears to be in doubt.…

  16. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin They Will Rock You Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live performances. But as far as live documents went, there were…

  17. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lillix 'Up' And Down All-female Canadian teen rock act Lillix got its career off to a quick start earlier this year with its cover of the Romantics' "What I Like About You," which serves as the theme to the WB TV series of the same name. The group -- formerly known as…

  18. Led Zeppelin Comes To Life On CD, DVD

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live performances. But as far as live documents…

  19. Marilyn Manson Posts 'Grotesque' At No. 1

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson's "The Golden Age of Grotesque" gives the theatrical rocker the second No. 1 album of his career. One of four albums to debut inside the top-20, the Interscope release sold 118,000 copi Marilyn Manson's "The Golden Age of Grotesque" gives the…

  20. The Tangled Web

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Charity ticket auctions and Epitonic. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. TICKETS FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Online auction sites such as eBay and StubHub have become…

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