1. Year of the Spider

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. From the aggressive, angst-ridden tone of opener "Remedy," it's clear that Year of the Spider will be a dark, hard-rock journey. Much…

  2. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

  3. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of the Eagles, as well as Jemini and other Eurovision-related acts. 'HOLE' LOTTA LOVE: There's been an Eagles sighting on a Billboard chart. The new song "Hole in the World" (ERC) enters the Adult Contemporary chart at No. 24. …

  5. Clear Channel Stations Draw Ownership Protests

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators not to allow large media companies to increase their control over television, radio, and newspapers. The demo Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators…

  6. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 2. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 3. Live Phish 18: 5.7.94, The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas , Phish 4. Live Phish 17: 07.15.98, Portland Meadows, Portland, Oregon , Phish 5. Live Phish 19: 7.12.91, Colonial Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to…

  8. Russian TV Protests Eurovision Results

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Russia's state-controlled Channel One television has launched an official protest against the results of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Russia's state-controlled Channel One television has launched an official protest against the results of this year's Eurovision…

  9. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  10. Geldof Visits African Drought Victims

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of lush green hills and fields of young corn, Bob Geldof met victims of Ethiopia's latest drought, 19 years after the Irish pop star first called for help for the millions hit by famine i In the midst of lush green hills and fields of young corn, Bob Geldof met victims of…

  11. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/H 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock…

  12. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  13. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  16. Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Glenn Lewis, and Remy Shand are confirmed for a June 21 concert to be held at Toronto's Skyd Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum…

  17. Pavarotti Holds Benefit For Iraqis

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bono, members of Queen, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Liza Minnelli all joined Luciano Pavarotti last night (May 27) in Modena, Italy, for a concert to help the United Nations deal with the humani Bono, members of Queen, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Liza Minnelli all joined Luciano…

  18. Britney Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two Philadelphia songwriters failed to prove the pop singer copied the melody of one of their songs. A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two…

  19. 'Now' Is The Time For O.A.R.'s Label Jump

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released albums, signing with a major label might seem like the most logical move to the next level. But O.A.R. bassis As an independent band that manages to sell more than 300,000 copies of your self-released…

  20. Trachtenburg Clan Takes Slideshow On The Road

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow Bizarre Tour '03 tour with a June 22 performance during Los Angeles' Matt Groening-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will kick off its Summer Slideshow…

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