1. Richardson Carves Out Niche At Hollywood

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calvin Richardson finds himself in the enviable position of opening act on Nelly's upcoming national tour. With that nod, the singer/songwriter aims to leave a career-building impression while promoting his Hollywood Records debut, "2…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 &…

  4. 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,…

  5. Fans Celebrate Barry White In L.A.

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and music of the larger-than-life icon in a Los Angeles park yesterday (July 7), three days after he lost a battle About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and…

  6. Mottola, UMG Reviving Casablanca Label

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive the Casablanca name, Billboard Bulletin has learned. UMG -- which controls the Casablanca name and catalog - Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stag 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single g 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his…

  10. 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.…

  11. Natural Wonder

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phoebe Snow's first original album in 14 years finds the veteran songstress in finest fettle—both as a singer and songwriter. Phoebe Snow's first original album in 14 years finds the veteran songstress in finest fettle—both as a singer and songwriter. Sometimes understated, other…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London hospital. 1999 - Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside Nashville. He is 61. 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a…

  15. Buddy Guy Conjures Intimacy On Acoustic Set

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues legend Buddy Guy. Why, record after record, was Guy chasing crossover success? He seemed to be toiling away, tryi A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues…

  16. Jazz Flutist Herbie Mann Dies

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and African rhythms to mainstream jazz, has died at the age of 73 after a long battle with prostate cancer, a busine Jazz flutist Herbie Mann, who became an international success by marrying Brazilian and…

  17. Rancid Takes 'Indestructible' To Warner Bros.

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. As previously reported , the veteran punk act has left its long-time home of Hellcat/Epitaph Records for the release of its forthcoming album, "Indestructible,"…

  18. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 - A track from metal-funk band White Zombie…

  20. New Aerosmith Album Bumped To January

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over the summer and fall and will most likely be released in January by Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billb Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over…

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