1. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Moorer Splits With Universal South

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer/songwriter Allison Moorer tells Billboard.com her recent parting with Universal South has clouded what should normally be an excitin Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer…

  5. 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),"…

  6. Under the Influence

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This gem of a collection, the first in a new series from DMC, finds Morrissey compiling 15 of his favorite eccentric songs by acts that have affected his illustrious 20-year recording career. This gem of a collection, the first in a new series from DMC, finds Morrissey compiling 15 of his…

  7. So Stylistic

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fannypack is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based quintet comprising producers Matt Goias and Fancy and B-girls/singers Jessibel, Belinda and Cat. With "So Stylistic," it has created a crazy, sexy and cool soundtra Fannypack is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based quintet comprising producers Matt Goias and…

  8. 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…

  9. Nickelback Readies 'The Long Road'

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback will release its third album, "The Long Road," Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Roadrunner. The Canadian rock act self-produced the set, which will be led by the single "Someday." A video for the t Nickelback will release its third album, "The Long Road," Sept…

  10. 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…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom…

  12. Cher, 'Idol' Nab Emmy Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Among music-related shows, NBC's "Cher - The Farewell Tour" leads with six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, while Fox's "American Idol" will vie for five. HBO's "Rolling Stones - Licks World Tour, L Among music-related shows, NBC's "Cher -…

  13. 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.…

  14. Neptunes, Fatboy Slim Remix The Stones

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A series of remixes of the Rolling Stones' 1968 classic "Sympathy for the Devil" will be serviced to international radio Monday (July 21), ahead of a Sept. 1 commercial single release. A series of remixes of the Rolling Stones' 1968 classic "Sympathy for the Devil…

  15. Cuban Salsa Queen Celia Cruz Dies

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was 77. Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat A concert will be held July 20 at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass., to benefit the Music to My Ears Project. Among those performing will be 11-year-old jazz pianist Matt Savage. The Music to My Ears Project will launch…

  17. Hurricane Washes Out Staind Show

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Hurricane Claudette wreaking havoc in Southern Texas, hard rock act Staind was forced to postpone its scheduled concert last night (July 15) in San Antonio. The band will make up the show at the With Hurricane Claudette wreaking havoc in Southern Texas, hard rock act Staind was forced to…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berkeley) dies at a Los Angeles hospital after a long fight with colon cancer. He is 35. Poetic had been at work on a new Gravediggaz album "Nightm 2001 - Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berkeley) dies at a Los…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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