1. Jazz Great Benny Carter Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz pioneer and big band leader Benny Carter, who helped break Hollywood's bar to black composers, died Saturday at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Carter, who was one of the first bl Legendary jazz pioneer and big band leader Benny Carter, who helped break Hollywood&…

  2. Rossdale Gets In The 'Game'

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is following her lead by inking to star in Crusader Entertainment's "The Game of Their Lives." With Gwen Stefani poised to make her big-screen debut in Martin Scorsese's "Aviator," her husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, is…

  3. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boys 'Boys' Will Be Boys Sean "P. Diddy" Combs likes to think big. So when the entertainment mogul decided to relaunch his Bad Boy Records with new distributing partner Universal Records, he determined that it would be with an album that he predicts will be "the…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. Keep It Together

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four years have passed since rootsy pop band Guster released its last album. Four years have passed since rootsy pop band Guster released its last album. But "Keep It Together" picks up where "Lost and Gone Forever" left off, delivering cozy melodies often punctuated with…

  7. Judas Priest Reunites With Halford

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Judas Priest will reteam with estranged lead singer Rob Halford for a new album and tour in 2004, marking the veteran British heavy metal band's 30th anniversary. It's been more than a dozen years sin Judas Priest will reteam with estranged lead singer Rob Halford for a new album…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  9. Mandy Moore Goes Under 'Covers'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to interpreting an array of songs she says hold great meaning for her. Due Oct. 21 via Epic, "Coverage" finds Moore interpreting For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to…

  10. 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…

  11. Home Video, Film Projects On Tap For Aerosmith

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its forthcoming album for a possible home video release. Meanwhile, lead guitarist Joe Perry has contributed score music to the Small Planet P Aerosmith is eyeing "making of" footage from sessions for its…

  12. Malin, Adams Prepare To Give The Finger

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little Indian Records. The debut release by the Finger, Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin's not-so-secret punk band, will arrive in the U.S. Sept. 23 on One Little…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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:…

  17. 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…

  18. Vulnerable

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. This, his seventh…

  19. Exclusive: Townshend On Revisiting 'Who's Next'

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "I was really proud if it," Pete Townshend says of "Who's Next." "Proud of the way it sounded and also proud of the fact that although it was being perceived as a very straightforward album, I knew th The exposure Pete Townshend recently received over the police…

  20. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

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