1. 'National Lampoon Radio' Relaunching

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The National Lampoon Radio Hour." As with its TV successors, clever and often biting satire was its signature. Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The…

  2. The Tangled Web

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Singingfish.com, the Dead's live recordings, and the Int'l Songwriting Competition. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. MUSIC FROM THE FISH'S…

  3. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  5. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio The new group featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' Dave Kushner has been christened Velvet Revolver. The group's track "Set Me Free…

  6. Daft Punk Scores Animated 'Story'

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk has scored a feature-length film, "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem." Parisian electronic duo Daft Punk has scored a feature-length film, "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem." Overseen by Japanese…

  7. Essence Fest Plans Vandross Tribute

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 Essence Music Festival, soul balladeer Luther Vandross will be celebrated during the three-day event. Patti LaBelle, Gerald Levert, Faith Evans, Ashanti, In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 Essence Music Festival, soul balladeer Luther…

  8. Rod Stewart's Catalog Breeds Musical

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart's greatest hits are coming to the stage in a new London musical, "Tonight's the Night," that will open on the West End in the fall. The show at the Victoria Palace Theater will feature som Rod Stewart's greatest hits are coming to the stage in a new London…

  9. 'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated…

  10. 2003 Tony Awards Winners

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here are the winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Play: "Take Me Out." Musical: "Hairspray." Revival-play: "Long…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first…

  12. TLC Members Turn Attention To AIDS Prevention

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are on the road to support a worthy cause: HIV/AIDS education. Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "…

  13. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at…

  14. 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…

  15. Mariah, TLC Highlight 'Zootopia'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was Mariah Carey who was the belle of the ball. New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium…

  16. 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, …

  17. Tracy Chapman Plans U.S. Tour

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary currently consists of 31 dates through an Aug. 2 show in Austin, Texas; more are expected. The first half of Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman will kick off a U.S. tour June 7 in Seattle. The itinerary…

  18. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD RECORD: Goldfrapp 's 2000 debut "Felt…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  20. 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…

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