1. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  2. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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"…

  6. Jam Bands To Cruise Again

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21). Jam band fans who missed out on the chance to sail on the inaugural Jam Cruise -- set to depart Jan. 6, 2004, from Ft.…

  7. Billboard Bits: SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on SARS Benefit, Amos, MLB All-Star Game The July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Concert , headlined by the Rolling Stones, will see tickets capped at 500,000. The show, designed to help the city's sagging tourism and hospitality sectors after the stigma from SARS (Severe…

  8. Incarceration To Keep Sigel Off The Road

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered held without bond yesterday (July 15) in Philadelphia, pending trial on a federal weapons charge. Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered…

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

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 14-20, 2003. The middle of July is always significant for one thing: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game! It's something you can count on, and American tradition. It's like Mom, apple pie and, well,…

  10. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  11. 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…

  12. Shadows and Light

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mitchell, a 1995 Billboard Century Award honoree and multi-Grammy Award winner, has influenced many artists. Mitchell, a 1995 Billboard Century Award honoree and multi-Grammy Award winner, has influenced many artists. And her 1979 concert at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, Shadows and Light,…

  13. 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…

  14. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Beer for My Horses , Toby Keith and Willie Nelson 2. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 3. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne 4. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 5. Speed , Montgomery Gentry Issue date: July 12, 2003 News Willie Nelson , Toby Keith , Jimmy Wayne …

  15. 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&…

  16. 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:…

  17. 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…

  18. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of the Chi-Lites, Jeffrey Osborne, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," Michael McDonald, Michelle Branch and Jimmy Buffett. ON THE RECORD : If you find a greatest hits collection by the Chicago-based R&B quartet the Chi-Lites, and…

  19. 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…

  20. Oak Ridge Boys Still Going Strong

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a day and age when music business success is often fleeting, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to enjoy an enviable and grounded career. In a day and age when music business success is often fleeting, the Oak Ridge Boys continue to enjoy an enviable and grounded career. The group has a new…

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