1. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  2. Our Lady Peace To Hoist 'Live' Album

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Canadian rock/pop act Our Lady Peace is set to release a concert album, "Live," July 1 through Columbia Records. The band will also hit the road early next month for a two-month tour with 3 Do Veteran Canadian rock/pop act Our Lady Peace is set to release a concert album, …

  3. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  4. Spiritualized In State Of 'Grace'

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for its latest album, "Amazing Grace," which will be released in the U.S. on frontman Jason Pierce's own Spaceman label throug U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for…

  5. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  6. 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&…

  7. Harem

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The concept behind Harem is blending Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western dance-tinged pop—something Ofra Haza, and even Sting, already achieved with more ingenuity and dancefloor c The concept behind Harem is blending Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western dance-tinged…

  8. Senator Takes Aim At Illegal Downloads

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed. That's the suggestion made yesterday (June 17) by Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a…

  9. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Clash Clash Of The Titans On the heels of the recent double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic this week follows up with "The Essential Clash DVD." The release compiles all of the Clash's videos in one package, bolstered by rare promotional footage…

  10. The world of The Matrix is full of mythology,

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The world of The Matrix is full of mythology, religion, and history. The world of The Matrix is full of mythology, religion, and history. Fans of the film series will understand more of its background by watching the nine anime short films presented here. Details about how the matrix was…

  11. Adam Ant Arrested In London

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former pop star Adam Ant was arrested after allegedly throwing stones near his home in north London, then removing some of his clothes at a nearby cafe, police said. Former pop star Adam Ant was arrested after allegedly throwing stones near his home in north London, then removing some of his…

  12. Billboard Bits: Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from severe back and abdominal pains . "I finally got out of the hospital over the weekend after nine days, and the doctor instructed me to rest…

  13. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

  14. Cher's 'Farewell' Tour Beats On

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet t With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American…

  15. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. Punk -O- Rama 8 , Various Artists 3. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 4. American Spirit , Mannheim Steamroller/C.W. McCall 5. The War On Errorism , NOFX News Lil Jon , C.W. McCall …

  16. 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…

  17. Judge Permits R. Kelly To Travel

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to Los Angeles to film a music video, but can travel to attend the BET Awards and perform at an upcoming concert R. Kelly, free on bond since he was indicted on 21 child pornography charges, cannot go to…

  18. 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…

  19. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp 'Trouble' Afoot John Mellencamp's new Columbia covers album, "Trouble No More," is led by "To Washington," inspired by Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family but with new lyrics by Mellencamp. The song questions President George W. Bush's…

  20. A Day in New York

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One of last year's most civilized pleasures was the album Casa by the trio Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto—Brazilian cellist Jacques Morelenbaum; his wife, vocalist Paula; and globe-trotting, genre-bendi One of last year's most civilized pleasures was the album Casa by the trio Morelenbaum2…

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