Bob Hope Dead At 100

Bob Hope Dead At 100

Legendary entertainer Bob Hope has died at the age of 100, a family spokesperson said today (July 28). Hope died of pneumonia last night in Los Angeles at 9:28 p.m. with his family at his side, spokesman Ward Grant said.
New Napster: 'Independence,' 'Innovation'

New Napster: 'Independence,' 'Innovation'

By Christmas this year, Napster's enigmatic cat logo will again lure consumers into downloading music. But this time it will discard its file-sharing heritage and be entirely legal, with a wealth of new capabilities.
Bedingfield Bounces Beyonce On U.K. Charts

Bedingfield Bounces Beyonce On U.K. Charts

English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce's three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart as "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" (Polydor) went straight to No. 1. The Destiny's Child star's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z (Columbia) fell to No. 2, and while she has Britain's most popular album for a fifth week with "Dangerously in Love," Bedingfield is also mounting a fresh challenge to that reign.
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.
Pearl Jam Eyes More Live Releases

Pearl Jam Eyes More Live Releases

Pearl Jam recently wrapped its Riot Act world tour, but a host of live releases are on tap for the coming months.
Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'

Sundance Turns On The 'Hi-Fi'

The Sundance Channel will once again turn to music for Friday nights in October, with two back-to-back series, "Docs That Rock" and "Sonic Cinema" branded as "Hi-Fi Fridays." The former is a series of music-focused documentaries, while the latter is an examination of music and film hosted by Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.

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