1. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined…

  3. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  5. Epic Preps Blondie Set For International Release

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of Blondie," Sept. 18 in Australia and Japan and Oct. 6 in Europe. The band's manager, Allen Kovac, is understood to be in negotiations Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of…

  6. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray 'Being' There Raspy voiced R&B artist Macy Gray returns this week with her third Epic studio album, "The Trouble With Being Myself." It's the follow-up to Gray's 2001 set "The Id," which debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and has sold…

  7. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 14-20, 2003. The middle of July is always significant for one thing: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game! It's something you can count on, and American tradition. It's like Mom, apple pie and, well,…

  8. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  9. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Beer For My Horses , Toby Keith Duet With Willie Nelson 2. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 3. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne 4. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 5. Celebrity , Brad Paisley News Brad Paisley , Willie Nelson , Keith Duet , Toby Keith , Jimmy…

  10. Jimmy Wayne

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Amid a seemingly endless parade of promising country male vocalist breakthroughs this year, Jimmy Wayne stakes his own claim to star potential with his self-titled debut. Amid a seemingly endless parade of promising country male vocalist breakthroughs this year, Jimmy Wayne stakes his own…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  12. Jane's Addiction Returns

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due July 22 via Capitol. The set already has a huge pre-release buzz thanks to the single "Just…

  13. Simple Plan, Lillix Offer 'Freaky' Covers

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Simple Plan, the Donnas and Bowling For Soup are among the acts that have contributed songs to the "Freaky Friday" soundtrack, due July 29 on Hollywood Records. Simple Plan, the Donnas and Bowling For Soup are among the acts that have contributed songs to the "Freaky Friday…

  14. Jackson's 'Greatest' Offers New Tunes, Bonus Disc

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will feature 16 favorites by the artist, two new songs and a bonus disc with eight additional tracks. Due Aug. 12 via Arista Nashville, the set boa Alan Jackson's forthcoming "Greatest Hits Volume II" will…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mellencamp, Domingo, Malin and New Amsterdams

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Mellencamp's theater shows, Placido Domingo voicing an animated film, and Jesse Malin touring with the New Amsterdams. John Mellencamp will stage a pair of intimate concerts July 29 in Los Angeles and July 31 in New York. Tickets for the show at Town Hall in New York will…

  16. Hootenanny Salutes Strummer

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual Hootenany rockabilly festival and car show in Orange County, Calif. Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual…

  17. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Beer for My Horses , Toby Keith and Willie Nelson 2. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 3. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne 4. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 5. Speed , Montgomery Gentry Issue date: July 12, 2003 News Willie Nelson , Toby Keith , Jimmy Wayne …

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  19. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single g 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his…

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