1. Billboard Bits: Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Buzzcocks, Radiohead, MC Lyte/Cee-Lo The Buzzcocks were joined onstage last night (July 6) in Camden, N.J., by one-time bassist Steve Garvey and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for a rendition of their early staple "Why Can't I Touch It?" Now a Camden-area resident,…

  2. 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&…

  3. 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:…

  4. 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…

  5. Hanapepe Dream

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT One of the things that makes Taj Mahal such a remarkable artist is the absolute ease with which he blends blues, rock and Caribbean and African influences. One of the things that makes Taj Mahal such a remarkable artist is the absolute ease with which he blends blues, rock and Caribbean and…

  6. Soul Singer Barry White Dies At 58

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul singer Barry White, known for his rich bass vocals, died today (July 4) in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 58, his manager Ned Shankman said. Shankman said White, a two-time Grammy winner, d Soul singer Barry White, known for his rich bass vocals, died today (July 4) in a Los…

  7. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  8. Lookout! Throws Anniversary Party

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to mark its 15th anniversary with a trifecta of concerts and a commemorative re-release. The label, which forme Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to…

  9. Beyonce Dominates Billboard Charts

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100, as her "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z jumps 3-1 ends the two-week run of Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night." The cut is drawn fro Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1…

  10. Man Murdered Outside Jay-Z/50 Cent Show

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 24-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario, was murdered Tuesday night outside Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre following a concert featuring Jay-Z and 50 Cent. A 24-year-old man from Hamilton, Ontario, was murdered Tuesday night outside Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre following a concert…

  11. Rachel's Emerging From 'Layers'

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Louisville-based symphonic rock outfit Rachel's is eyeing an October release via Quarterstick/Touch & Go for its next studio album, "systems/layers." Principal member Jason Noble tells Billboard.c Louisville-based symphonic rock outfit Rachel's is eyeing an October…

  12. Nielsen SoundScan To Track Download Sales

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen SoundScan will announce today (July 2) that it will begin compiling sales of permanent music downloads. SoundScan -- a sister company of Billboard.com -- will include these sales in its "non-t Nielsen SoundScan will announce today (July 2) that it will begin compiling sales of…

  13. Van Zandt Promises E Street Band Surprises

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt says the group is "absolutely an ongoing concern" that plans to continue working once its summer tour concludes. "From here on in, it will be new stuff, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt says the group is "…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, String Cheese, Wynonna Fans who purchased a copy of Liz Phair's new self-titled Capitol album can download an exclusive EP titled "comeandgetit" from a secure site. The five-track EP is available as a single download from a secure section of Phair's…

  16. Clay, Ruben Albums Due In September

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  17. Suge Knight May Face Year In Prison

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if state officials revoke his parole after his recent arrest for allegedly assaulting a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood night Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight could face up to a year in prison if…

  18. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported , Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John…

  19. DMX Arrested For Using Profanity

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was Authorities arrested rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night…

  20. Evanescence, Beyonce Lead U.K. Charts

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence started a fourth week with the U.K.'s No. 1 single and Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles debuted as a solo artist with the No. 1 album on the new tallies published yesterday (June 29). Eva Evanescence started a fourth week with the U.K.'s No. 1 single and…

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