1. Serart

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Serj Tankian, frontman of nÜ-metal band System of a Down, takes a hard-left turn into avant-global electro-funk with this Arto TunÇboyaciyan collaboration. Serj Tankian, frontman of nü-metal band System of a Down, takes a hard-left turn into avant-global electro-funk with this Arto…

  2. In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In…

  3. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the film. Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the…

  4. 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…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  7. Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "In Through the Out Door" this week with the three-CD live set "How the West Was Won." The Atlantic collection sold 154,000 copies in the U.S., a Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "…

  8. Tyrese Signs On For 'Extortion'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which is based on a story idea by the singer/model/actor. Written by John Jarrell ("Romeo Must Die"), the Los Angeles-set crime thriller will f R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss…

  10. Billboard Bits: MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MuchMusic, 'The Hulk,' Ice Cube Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, and Sam Roberts are among the performers confirmed for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards. The June 22 event at the music network's Toronto headquarters will also feature performances…

  11. London Fleadh Festival Called Off

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year's Fleadh Festival in London, citing a dearth of bill-topping acts. U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year…

  12. Madonna Stops To Smell The 'Roses'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The release of "The English Roses" by Callaway Editions and Penguin Group, in association with various publishers around the world, is being touted as the largest simultaneous worldwide release of a b Madonna's first children's book will be published Sept. 15 in 42…

  13. Top Acts Contribute 'Songs For Life'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha Franklin, and remixes of Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige tracks are part of a compilation that will raise money t New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  15. Slipknot Bassist Booked On Drug Charges

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested yesterday (June 1) after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa, police tell Billboard.com. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested yesterday (June 1) on drug charges after a car…

  16. McCartney Triumphantly Returns To Liverpool

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an emotion-charged concert in Liverpool, England, the birthplace of the Beatles. Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an…

  17. N.Y. Philharmonic Merging With Carnegie Hall

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The New York Philharmonic, the nation's oldest symphony orchestra, will leave Lincoln Center for Carnegie Hall in a merger of renowned U.S. cultural institutions, the New York Times reports. The New York Philharmonic, the nation's oldest symphony orchestra, will leave Lincoln Center…

  18. 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…

  19. LIVE REVIEW

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney in Dublin /bb/livereviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1898810 News Paul McCartney …

  20. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

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