1. 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…

  2. Mottola, UMG Reviving Casablanca Label

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive the Casablanca name, Billboard Bulletin has learned. UMG -- which controls the Casablanca name and catalog - Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive…

  3. Billboard Bits: Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo The Buzzcocks were joined onstage last night (July 6) in Camden, N.J., by one-time bassist Steve Garvey and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for a rendition of their early staple "Why Can't I Touch It?" Now a Camden-area resident,…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in Summerland Key, Fla., apparently of natural causes. He is 64. Neil was best known as the writer of "Everybody's Talkin'," wh 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his…

  6. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported , Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John…

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

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Sinatra, Opry Cruise, Anthrax

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Frank Sinatra, Opry Cruise, Anthrax Reprise will issue "Sinatra at the Sands," the 1966 live album by Frank Sinatra featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra with conductor Quincy Jones, in the DVD-Audio format in August, Billboard Bulletin reports. The release, the first…

  11. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Springsteen, 'Metal Health'

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Rock to host the MTV Video Music Awards, Bruce Springsteen honored by the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards , 'Metal Health' show to benefit families of Rhode Island nightclub victims After a four-year break, comedian/actor Chris Rock will return to the role of host…

  12. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  13. HOT PRODUCT

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Beyonce, Liz Phair, Michelle Branch, Neil Young and more! /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Michelle Branch , Liz Phair , Neil Young …

  14. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts." 2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' l 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track…

  16. Sanctuary Makes Jam-Band Inroads

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a major player in the burgeoning jam band scene. With a handful of new deals and several high-profile live projects planned, Sanctuary Records is positioning itself as a…

  17. So Solid Crew Member Sentenced To Prison

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jason Phillips, a member of the British garage band So Solid Crew, was sentenced yesterday (June 19) to four years in prison for carrying a loaded handgun. A jury at Southwark Crown Court in London co Jason Phillips, a member of the British garage band So Solid Crew, was sentenced yesterday …

  18. Familiar Faces To Rock Farm Aid

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid mainstays Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to headline the 2003 edition of the annual festival, to take place Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columb Farm Aid mainstays Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir The opening date of the Lollapalooza tour has been scotched due to "staging and technical difficulties," according to a statement from tour organizers. The trek was due to launch July 3 in Ionia, Mich., but will now open two days later…

  20. Travis Members To Back Sexsmith

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The rhythm section from British rock act Travis is slated to be the backing band on Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith's sixth album. Bassist Dougie Payne and drummer Neil Primrose will begin wor The rhythm section from British rock act Travis is slated to be the backing band on…

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