1. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth 2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series…

  2. Rock Photog Taps Subjects For Album Help

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Jakob Dylan, Willie Nelson and T-Bone Burnett have leant a hand to the debut album from Rusty Truck, the brainchild of former Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger. Coda Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Jakob Dylan, Willie Nelson and T-Bone Burnett have leant a hand…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kevin Richardson, Iron Maiden, SOAD

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kevin Richardson, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson will reprise his role as Billy Flynn in the stage production of "Chicago" when he joins the show's U.S. touring company for its Aug. 5-24 stay at San Francisco's Golden Gate…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology. 2002 - Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an…

  5. Elegies

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT William Finn is no stranger to heavy themes; his musicals have dealt with AIDS ("Falsettos") and his own near-death from a tumor ("A New Brain"). William Finn is no stranger to heavy themes; his musicals have dealt with AIDS ("Falsettos") and his own near-death…

  6. Tribe

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Those expecting another "Operation: Mindcrime" will be disappointed that the midtempo "Tribe…

  7. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  8. House Aims To Shoot Down FCC Media Caps

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives yesterday (July 23) overwhelmingly approved legislation that would prevent media companies from buying more TV stations, despite a veto threat from the president and again The House of Representatives yesterday (July 23) overwhelmingly approved legislation that…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned…

  10. Tina, Phil In 'Great Spirits' On Soundtrack

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music for Walt Disney Pictures' "Brother Bear." Turner will perform "Great Spirits" as the opening song of the animated film's soundtrack, due Oct Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music…

  11. Lawmakers Defend Uploader Bill

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 21) said opponents are misinterpreting a provision in their Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act, Billboard Bulletin reports. The b Two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 21) said opponents are misinterpreting a provision…

  12. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  13. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  14. Music Industry Wins Appoval Of Subpoenas

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this month suspected of illegally sharing music files on the Internet, with roughly 75 new subpoenas being approved The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this…

  15. Warner Preps John Michael Montgomery's Best

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-bred country star John Michael Montgomery's career will be celebrated Aug. 26 with the Warner Bros. Records release of the greatest-hits selection "The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery." Kentucky-bred country star John Michael Montgomery's career will be…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  17. Jam Bands To Cruise Again

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21). Jam band fans who missed out on the chance to sail on the inaugural Jam Cruise -- set to depart Jan. 6, 2004, from Ft.…

  18. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game The July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Concert , headlined by the Rolling Stones, will see tickets capped at 500,000. The show, designed to help the city's sagging tourism and hospitality sectors after the stigma from SARS (Severe…

  19. Incarceration To Keep Sigel Off The Road

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered held without bond yesterday (July 15) in Philadelphia, pending trial on a federal weapons charge. Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered…

  20. 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,…

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