1. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  2. 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…

  3. Chevelle Keeping It 'Heavy' On New Album

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler tells Billboard.com the modern rock band plans on taking September and October off to work on the follow-up to its latest Epic set, "Wonder What's Next." Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler tells Billboard.com the modern rock band plans on taking…

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

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 21-27, 2003. Among all of the acts that will be making the rounds on the late night shows this week, I'm most looking forward to a pair of appearances that Jane's Addiction will make. On Tuesday, the same…

  5. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  6. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan That 'Masked' Man Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due this week. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Irons Bound" from his 1997…

  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. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D sings the praises of the coming digital download age. 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D…

  9. Music Industry Wins Appoval Of Subpoenas

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this month suspected of illegally sharing music files on the Internet, with roughly 75 new subpoenas being approved The music industry has issued at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users this…

  10. Dial M for Monkey

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. The second album for Bonobo (Simon Green), besides being quite short at slightly more than 40 minutes, is a world-wise blend of lullabies. Utilizing the…

  11. Alexei Lubimov, piano; Vienna Radio Symphony/Dennis Russell Davies

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov's music has been recorded by high-profile labels from Melodiya to Sony Classical, not to mention an invaluable ongoing series by the Belgian indie Megadisc. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov's music has been recorded by high-profile labels…

  12. The Beginning Stages Of . . .

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree is two-dozen strong, with each member attired in a flowing white robe. The Polyphonic Spree is two-dozen strong, with each member attired in a flowing white robe. The ringleader is Tim DeLaughter (ex-Tripping Daisy), who formed this choral symphonic pop band three years…

  13. A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" is a great summer DVD with loads of extra features. A fun-loving romantic comedy with a twist, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" is a great summer DVD with loads of extra features. Cast interviews with…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined…

  15. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  16. Warner Preps John Michael Montgomery's Best

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kentucky-bred country star John Michael Montgomery's career will be celebrated Aug. 26 with the Warner Bros. Records release of the greatest-hits selection "The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery." Kentucky-bred country star John Michael Montgomery's career will be…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Brooks & Dunn, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Trapt, Thalia and the Rolling Stones. TWO FOR THE 'ROAD': Will "Red Dirt Road" (Arista) by Brooks & Dunn become the duo's 18th No. 1 hit on…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  19. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny…

  20. R. Kelly Plans Road Trip

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Embattled R&B star R. Kelly will be able to put his troubles on the shelf for a while this summer as he hits the road for a brief set of shows. Kelly's run of headlining shows begins Aug. 15 in Oa Embattled R&B star R. Kelly will be able to put his troubles on the shelf for a…

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