1. Finnish Leader Gets Down With James Brown

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When James Brown was winding down his show at a jazz festival yesterday (July 17) in Helsinki, the crowds clapped to the beat of his 1970s hit "Sex Machine," then roared with approval when Finland's p When James Brown was winding down his show at a jazz festival yesterday (July…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim. 2002 - 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier…

  3. Billboard Bits: Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha The Flaming Lips came to the rescue of the Witnness festival in Kildare, Ireland, replacing the White Stripes on the main stage last night (July 13). The Stripes had to cancel at the last minute after frontman Jack White broke his finger in a…

  4. Women Celebrate Dolly On Tribute Disc

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with the all-star, all female tribute album "Just Because I'm a Woman." Due Oct. 14 via Sugar Hill Records, the collection will The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with…

  5. Warped Tour Bands Team For Film

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rancid, Simple Plan, the Used, Less Than Jake, the Ataris and other acts on the 2003 Warped Tour will appear in "Punk Rock Holocaust," a feature-length slasher flick being filmed on this summer's tour Rancid, Simple Plan, the Used, Less Than Jake, the Ataris and other acts on…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer Ginger Fish's bout with mononucleosis. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  8. Courtney Love Signs With Virgin

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last month, Courtney Love has signed a three-record deal with Virgin. The first fruit of the deal will be the Oct. 28 release of the album "America's Sweetheart," Billboard exclus As first tipped here last month, Courtney Love has signed a three-record deal…

  9. Waylon Tribute Bumped To August

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19. RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19 after being bumped from its original April date. As previously reported ,…

  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. VH1 Turns Zevon 'Inside Out'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. As tipped here last month, Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. The program will chronicle the veteran singer…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  14. A Perfect Circle Looks To Lucky 'Thirteen'

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin album, "Thirteenth Step." As previously reported, the set is the band's first with new bassist Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson Rock outfit A Perfect Circle will return Sept. 16 with its sophomore Virgin…

  15. Stars, Skaters Salute Burt Bacharach

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two-hour NBC-TV special "McCormick Presents Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice," which will air Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Bachara Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two…

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

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  17. 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:…

  18. Boxed Set Celebrates 'Sesame Street'

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where artists of all genres can play on common ground: "Sesame Street." In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the semina In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans. He is 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961 with the Allen Toussaint-penned single " 2001 - R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans.…

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