1. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Diddy, Nelly. "The Late Show With David…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of lung cancer. 2002 - Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  4. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at…

  6. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  7. Free Toronto Stones Show A Go

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor show is aimed at giving the city an economic boost in the wake of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndro A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!! A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. REVEALING AN ACE: Socially aware underground rapper Aceyalone has built a…

  9. Small Stores Hit With RIAA Lawsuits

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small retail businesses that allegedly sold pirated CDs on their premises. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small retail businesses that allegedly sold pirated…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper Although famed U.K. rock act Pulp is on an extended hiatus, group members Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley have re-emerged in the new band Relaxed Muscle. The project has released a three-song EP, "The Heavy," through Rough Trade…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2000 - At Lynn Anderson's annual Fan Fair fan club party at Spence Manor's guitar-shaped swimming pool,…

  13. Poodle Hat

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. After nearly four years between albums, "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to once again deconstruct some of the pop hits of the day. Poodle Hat crackles…

  14. Robinella & the CCstringband

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ready for something special? Look no further than Robinella & the CCstringband's self-titled, major-label debut. Ready for something special? Look no further than Robinella & the CCstringband's self-titled, major-label debut. It's a country swing-bluegrass-jazz-fusion…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  16. Sony Music Nashville Slashes Artist Roster

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia, Epic, Monument, and Lucky Dog. New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia,…

  17. Zwan Clips Euro Tour's Wings

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Billy Corgan-led rock group Zwan has canceled the remaining dates on its current European tour. A statement issued by the band's label, Reprise, said the decision was "due to family matters." No m The Billy Corgan-led rock group Zwan has canceled the remaining dates on its…

  18. Guests Abound On Zevon's 'The Wind'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due Aug. 26 via Artemis, the album feature Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous…

  19. 'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated…

  20. 2003 Tony Awards Winners

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here are the winners of the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Play: "Take Me Out." Musical: "Hairspray." Revival-play: "Long…

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