1. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's third marriage and Mutter's second. 2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's…

  5. Bowie Steps Back Into 'Reality'

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next studio album, "Reality," Sept. 16 via ISO/Columbia. Like its 2002 predecessor, "Heathen," the new set was co-produced by Bowie and As first reported here last month, David Bowie will release his next…

  6. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss 'Kiss' This Just when you thought they'd tried everything else, Kiss invades record stores again this week with "Kiss Symphony -- Alive IV," the first release on its own Kiss Records through Sanctuary. The double-disc set chronicles the band's Feb. 28…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He…

  8. Eminem Raps With Boo Yaa Tribe

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the song "911" with veteran rap outfit Boo Yaa Tribe which will appear on the latter's upcoming album, "West Kosta Nostra." "Hip-hop is in a state of 911 Eminem and Cypress Hill's B-Real have recorded the…

  9. Ruff Ryders, Virgin Link For Joint Venture

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, hip-hop imprint Ruff Ryders has signed a worldwide joint venture with Virgin Records, for new artists and future compilations. Past Ruff Ryders artists such as Eve, the Lox, Jadakiss and As expected, hip-hop imprint Ruff Ryders has signed a worldwide joint venture with Virgin…

  10. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  12. Bombs Kill 15 At Moscow Concert

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two victims of suicide bombings at a rock festival in Moscow have died from their injuries, bringing the death toll to 15, including the two women who detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies Two victims of suicide bombings at a rock festival in Moscow have died from their injuries,…

  13. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Death In Vegas 'Scorpio' Rising Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, return this week with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. "Scorpio," Death In Vegas' first album since 1999's Time…

  14. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  15. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 2. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 3. Live Phish 18: 5.7.94, The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas , Phish 4. Live Phish 17: 07.15.98, Portland Meadows, Portland, Oregon , Phish 5. Live Phish 19: 7.12.91, Colonial Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti. FULL NELSON : Willie Nelson is in the top-40 of Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time since 1984. Nelson's duet with Julio Iglesias, "To All the Girls I…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD RECORD: Goldfrapp 's 2000 debut "Felt…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 2002 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 1999 - The Backstreet Boys…

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