Iron Butterfly Guitarist Braunn Dies

Iron Butterfly Guitarist Braunn Dies

Erik Braunn, the Iron Butterfly guitarist who played one of rock's most recognizable riffs in the 17-minute anthem "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest Friday.
Tunes On TV

Tunes On TV

Music-related TV listings for July 28-Aug. 3, 2003.
Britney, Blige To Rock NFL Kick-Off

Britney, Blige To Rock NFL Kick-Off

Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to kick off the 2003 National Football League season, Billboard.com has learned. Organizers are eyeing additional acts for the event, including Kid Rock and Aerosmith. The show will precede the first NFL game of the year later that evening between the Washington Redskins and New York Jets at D.C.'s FedEx Field.
Organizers: Lollapalooza Tour Faring Well

Organizers: Lollapalooza Tour Faring Well

The cost of meeting Lollapalooza's production needs at nontraditional venues created an untenable risk/reward ratio that has contributed to the cancellation of two dates on the Jane's Addiction-headlined tour. But the amphitheater dates are performing well enough, despite organizers' belief that the tour is being perceived as less than successful.
Madonna Producing Rock-Themed Comedy

Madonna Producing Rock-Themed Comedy

Madonna will executive produce the romantic comedy "She Rocks" for Maverick Films, starring Amanda Peet ("The Whole Nine Yards," "Identity"). The script was penned by filmmaker Amie Steir, who will make her feature directorial debut on the project.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57.
Red Dirt Road

Red Dirt Road

Owning more style and swagger than a dozen baby rock bands, Brooks & Dunn raise their own bar considerably with this new record.
New York City

New York City

"New York City" collects four tunes written by little-known New York songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Peter Malick and a pair of covers (Sam Maghett's "All Your Love" and Bob Dylan's "Heart of Mine") recorded in late summer 2000 that feature Norah Jones singing lead.

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