1. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  2. Billboard Bits: Stewart, Marley, Frampton

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second Rod Stewart greatest hits album due, Bob Marley home videos combined and expanded on DVD and Peter Frampton plans a U.S. tour. The latter half of Rod Stewart's career will be surveyed on "Encore: The Very Best Of - Vol. 2." Due Aug. 26 from Warner Special Markets, the…

  3. Beyonce, Jay-Z Still 'Crazy' On Singles Chart

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z posts a second week as the No. 1 track on Billboard's Hot 100. The track saw the biggest gain in airplay on the singles tally, where it is in its ninth week. Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z posts a second…

  4. Richardson Carves Out Niche At Hollywood

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calvin Richardson finds himself in the enviable position of opening act on Nelly's upcoming national tour. With that nod, the singer/songwriter aims to leave a career-building impression while promoting his Hollywood Records debut, "2…

  5. Lawyer: Tape Will Clear 'Suge' Knight

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A security videotape shows Marion "Suge" Knight didn't punch a parking attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub, the rap impresario's attorney said. A security videotape shows Marion "Suge" Knight didn't punch a parking attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub…

  6. VH1 Turns Zevon 'Inside Out'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. As tipped here last month, Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. The program will chronicle the veteran singer…

  7. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus tracks on July 29. A couple of months ago,…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  9. Barry White Memorial Planned For August

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A public memorial for Barry White is being planned for early August, his family said. The event will combine a celebration of the R&B singer's life with the dedication of a public recreation cente A public memorial for Barry White is being planned for early August, his family said.…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  11. A Perfect Circle Looks To Lucky 'Thirteen'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin album, "Thirteenth Step." As previously reported, the set is the band's first with new bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin…

  12. 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…

  13. Fans Celebrate Barry White In L.A.

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and music of the larger-than-life icon in a Los Angeles park yesterday (July 7), three days after he lost a battle About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and…

  14. Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records. The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist…

  15. Green Seeks Continued Major Label Success

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when many artists are leaving the major-label system to put out their albums independently, Pat Green has gone the opposite route. After releasing six successful independent albums, Green signed with New York-based Republic/Universal…

  16. Nelson To Stump For Candidate Kucinich

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has pledged his support of presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and plans to stage fundraising concerts for his campaign. Willie Nelson has pledged his support of presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and plans to stage fundraising concerts for his campaign. "He stands…

  17. 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&…

  18. 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:…

  19. Boxed Set Celebrates 'Sesame Street'

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where artists of all genres can play on common ground: "Sesame Street." In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the semina In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where…

  20. Beyonce Tops U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The Destiny's Child frontwoman started a second week atop the album chart with "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia), and scores the Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The…

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