Tuesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century 2003 (Part 3)

May 7 – Pete Townshend is cleared of the charges stemming from his arrest in January on suspicion of possessing child pornography, but is formally cautioned and placed on the sex offenders register for five years.
May 19 – The former TV channel MuchMusic USA relaunches as Fuse.
May 21 – Ruben Studdard wins the second season of American Idol, edging Clay Aiken.
May 24
Turkish singer Sertab Erener wins the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Riga, Latvia, with the song “Everyway That I Can”. It is the last time that the contest is a one-night event.
After a 40-year wait, Russian fans of The Beatles finally get to see former Beatle Paul McCartney perform on their soil, on the Red Square in Moscow.
June 14
Alexander Kuoppala quit Children of Bodom.
David Del Tredici’s Wondrous the Merge for string quartet and narrator, based on a homoerotic poem by James Broughton, makes its controversial debut at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
Henry Ranta quits Soilwork.
Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera kicked off their summer Justified & Stripped Tour.
Los Angeles, California radio station KROQ-FM airs the 11th Annual of the Weenie Roast show with AFI, The Ataris, Blur, Chevelle, Deftones, Finch, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Good Charlotte, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, Jane’s Addiction, Less Than Jake, Liam Lynch, Staind, Sum 41, Thrice, The Transplants, The Used, The White Stripes and Pete Yorn.
Alice Cooper begins production of his 26th album. It is a departure from the heavy metal sound of previous albums and is more influenced by his albums of the 1970s.
June 22
Beyoncé releases her No.1 debut solo album Dangerously in Love, which would earn her 5 Grammys in a single night. It also spawned two No.1 singles in the US and has sold 11 million copies to date.
Nick Oshiro replaces Ken Jay in Static-X.
June 27–29 – In the Glastonbury Festival, U.K., headline acts included David Gray, R.E.M., Primal Scream, Morcheeba, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Super Furry Animals, Lamb, Macy Gray, Feeder, Manic Street Preachers, Moby and Doves. The weather is mostly dry and the festival deemed a success from both a security and entertainment viewpoint by Michael Eavis.
July 2
A-Teens and many others perform at the Stockholm Pride festival.
Delta Goodrem is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease.
July 5 – Lollapalooza returns after a six-year absence from the music festival circuit. Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus and Queens of the Stone Age are among the featured acts.
July 11 – Judas Priest announces that Rob Halford has rejoined the band, with a reunion tour to follow in 2004.
July 14 – The eurodance and alternative rock musician Lynda Thomas made her last public appearance; she suddenly left the music industry and public life altogether.
July 20 – An auto accident in Oregon kills three of the four members of The Exploding Hearts, ending the band after just one album.
July 30 – The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, The Guess Who and others headline a benefit concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to prove that the city is safe from SARS. With 450 000 spectators, it is the largest concert in Canadian history.
August 19 – Jessica Simpson releases her third studio album In This Skin. The album would later go triple platinum in the U.S. and would produce the hit single “With You”.

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