1. Top Acts Contribute 'Songs For Life'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha Franklin, and remixes of Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige tracks are part of a compilation that will raise money t New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha…

  2. Producer Mickie Most Dies At 64

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died. He was 64. Most died of cancer on Friday at his home in north London, his family said. Mickie Most, a music producer who helped craft the sound of the 1960s' British invasion, has died…

  3. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  4. Clear Channel Stations Draw Ownership Protests

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators not to allow large media companies to increase their control over television, radio, and newspapers. The demo Protesters around the country sent a message yesterday (May 29), urging federal regulators…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to…

  6. Mars Volta Keyboardist Found Dead

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May 25 from an apparent drug overdose, according to Defacto's record company Gold Standard Labs (GSL). The 27-year-old The Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Michael Ward, also a member of Defacto, died on May…

  7. Britney Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two Philadelphia songwriters failed to prove the pop singer copied the melody of one of their songs. A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Britney Spears, saying two…

  8. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his…

  9. Financial Advisers Sue Michael Jackson

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, who amassed a half-billion-dollar fortune over the past 20 years, is saddled with debt and teetering near bankruptcy, his former financial advisers say in a lawsuit. The suit, set for Michael Jackson, who amassed a half-billion-dollar fortune over the past 20 years, is…

  10. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items do 2001 - Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum in…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  13. Jackson Ordered Back To Indy In Three Weeks

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness. An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a…

  14. Michael Jackson Hospitalized Briefly

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on the same day he was scheduled to give a deposition in a copyright lawsuit. The artist was hospitalized in Indi Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew. 2002 - Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is…

  16. Ask Billboard

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Coldplay, Santana & Michelle Branch, and Michael Jackson. COLDPLAYED Hi Keith, My question is regarding Coldplay's two albums. "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes." First, "Rush" has been in…

  17. Rapper Camoflauge Fatally Shot

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in Savannah, Ga., while flirting with greater fame, was fatally shot while walking with his toddler son outside Rapper Camoflauge (real name: Jason Johnson), whose homespun albums made him a celebrity in…

  18. Nugent Gig Nixed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon (Mich.) Summer Celebration. Festival officials canceled his concert following an interview last week wit Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the…

  19. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  20. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; A new album from Pennsylvania modern rock act Live, "Birds of Pray" (Radioactive/MCA). &#149; An album from Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and his band the Ferdinandos, "The Secret Sun" (Blue…

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