1. Weiland Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Possession

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland has been charged with cocaine and heroin possession in Los Angeles, two years after completing a jail term for violating his probation on the same charges, prosecutors said today (May 20 Scott Weiland has been charged with cocaine and heroin possession in Los Angeles, two years…

  2. White Stripes Take 'Elephant' On Tour

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have rolled out plans for a six-week North American summer tour, beginning June 13 in Mountain View, Calif. The Detroit duo has shows on tap through July 23 at New York's Central Par The White Stripes have rolled out plans for a six-week North American summer tour,…

  3. Scott Weiland Arrested For Drugs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest yesterday (May 18) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of drug possession. Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest yesterday (May 18) in…

  4. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  5. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Staind The 'Shades' Go Down Modern rock act Staind is taking a slow and steady approach to the rollout of its new Flip/Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey," due this week. No singles have yet reached Billboard's airplay charts, and the group only has 12 tour dates on…

  6. Soul

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved into the great American rock'n'roll band. Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved…

  7. Live

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Good as he is, Charlie Robison has always seemed to convey his wiseass Texas rounder persona more effectively from the stage than in the studio, as this live set proves in spades. Good as he is, Charlie Robison has always seemed to convey his wiseass Texas rounder persona more effectively…

  8. A Different Drummer Selection

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although he doesn't run the British label Different Drummer, DJ/producer Richard Dorfmeister (of the acclaimed Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister) has been a good friend to the imprint for many yea Although he doesn't run the British label Different Drummer, DJ/producer Richard…

  9. Riviera, Chicago

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn may or may not have received some help from his famous industry siblings, leading to some high-profile soundtrack placement and a heavily promoted major-label debut, but much of the guy's su Pete Yorn may or may not have received some help from his famous industry siblings,…

  10. Diddy Relaunches Label With 'Bad Boys II'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy Records label with the soundtrack to the film "Bad Boys II." Due July 15, the set is led by the Jay-Z single "La-La-La," and will boast cuts by 50 Cen Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy…

  11. GNR/Weiland Band Goes To The Movies

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rumors continue to swirl about the status of the new band featuring three ex-members of Guns N' Roses. And while the project, said to be named Reloaded and featuring Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Rumors continue to swirl about the status of the new band featuring three ex-members of…

  12. Ween Signs With Sanctuary

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album. Rock duo Ween has signed with Sanctuary Records, which will release the group's new album, " Quebec ," on July 22. Guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) last month…

  13. Paul 'Busy' Fending Off 50 Cent's 'Questions'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard&…

  14. Judge Won't Bar Use Of Doors Name

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from using the band's name on their concert tour, but withheld a fin A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  16. The Matrix Gets Entangled With Bowie, Phair

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album, will be doing some production work on David Bowie's upcoming album. Matrix member Lauren Christy tells Billboard.com tha The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's …

  17. Spears, Skechers Settle Suits

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company have settled competing federal lawsuits over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories, court documents sta Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company have settled competing federal…

  18. LL Cool J, Dru Hill Plan Summer Tour

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J has confirmed 18 dates for a summer tour that will include support from Def Jam labelmate Dru Hill. The trek begins June 7 with a show at Baltimore's Camden Yards, with a number of dates sti LL Cool J has confirmed 18 dates for a summer tour that will include support from Def…

  19. Four Young Albums Make Jump To CD

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that have never been issued on CD will finally be unveiled in that format next month. "On the Beach," "American Stars 'N Bars," "Hawks & Doves," and "Re The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that…

  20. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

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