1. 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…

  2. Otra Onda

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT La Onda's rodeo-cumbia musical fusion is fresh and fun, as demonstrated on this CD. La Onda's rodeo-cumbia musical fusion is fresh and fun, as demonstrated on this CD. This is good news, considering La Onda started its career with a novelty cover (Las Ketchup's "Aserejé…

  3. 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…

  4. 'American Idol' Cleans Up For Fox

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The finale of "American Idol" gave Fox some Ruben Studdard-sized ratings on the last night of the 2002-03 season. The finale of "American Idol" gave Fox some Ruben Studdard-sized ratings on the last night of the 2002-03 season. Last Wednesday's "Idol" --…

  5. Electro Bamako

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Malian vocalist Mamani Keita, a former backup singer with Salif Keita, and Euro techno-head Marc Minelli collectively created this remarkably idiosyncratic album. Malian vocalist Mamani Keita, a former backup singer with Salif Keita, and Euro techno-head Marc Minelli collectively created this…

  6. Toby Keith Plans Ford-Sponsored Tour

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith is remaining a "Ford truck man" through-and-through. The country artist and Ford spokesperson will use his June 15 performance at the auto manufacturer's Centennial Celebration in Dearborn, Toby Keith is remaining a "Ford truck man" through-and-through. The…

  7. Chemical Bros. Turn 10 On CD/DVD

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in September with a double-disc retrospective album and a DVD. The duo is also playing two rare DJ dates tonight (Ma U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in…

  8. Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal…

  9. The Used Collect 'Memories' For CD/DVD

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reprise will on July 17 release a CD/DVD package of live tracks, demos, and previously unreleased recordings and videos from hard rock act the Used. "Maybe Memories" will boast four songs, including t Reprise will on July 17 release a CD/DVD package of live tracks, demos, and…

  10. Hawk's 'HuckJam' Returns In Fall

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall. The action sports/music outing will kick off Oct. 2 in Vancouver and visit 28 cities before closing Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fl Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be back for a second round in the fall.…

  11. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…

  12. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alkaline Trio Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio releases its next studio album, "Good Mourning," this week via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L.…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  15. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Combs/Simmons, matchbox

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin Timberlake, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs/Russell Simmons, and matchbox twenty. 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake has signed on as a special correspondent for Turner Sports. The artist will report from the PGA championship, NBA playoffs, and NASCAR races for the TNT…

  16. Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of…

  17. So Many Rivers

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball's last album, Presumed Innocent (2001), won the W.C. Handy Award for blues album of the year. Such success is bound to produce…

  18. House of Blues, West Hollywood, Calif.

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen Edwards faced a sparse house at the House of Blues for her Los Angeles debut. Maybe it was attrition because of Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen…

  19. Country Acts Celebrate Southern Baseball Tradition

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will celebrate minor league baseball and the 100th anniversary of the South Atlantic League (SAL) by taking part in the Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, and John Michael Montgomery will…

  20. Irish Stars To Open Special Olympics

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish acts U2, the Corrs, Samantha Mumba, and Ronan Tynan will be among the entertainers taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 11th Special Olympics World Summer Games. Set for June 21 in Dubli Irish acts U2, the Corrs, Samantha Mumba, and Ronan Tynan will be among the entertainers…

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