1. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  2. Alabama Tour Fares Well

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For country supergroup Alabama, parting is indeed sweet sorrow. The sweetness is to the tune of $15 million in box office grosses before the tour even hits its stride. Billed as Alabama's Farewell tour, the 40-city trek ends in mid-November.…

  3. 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…

  4. Judge OKs Diana Ross Breath Test Results

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Results of breath tests taken from pop singer Diana Ross can be used as evidence in her case, a Tucson, Ariz., judge has ruled. Ross, 59, faces three drunken driving-related charges in Tucson City Cou Results of breath tests taken from pop singer Diana Ross can be used as evidence in her case…

  5. Epic Preps Blondie Set For International Release

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of Blondie," Sept. 18 in Australia and Japan and Oct. 6 in Europe. The band's manager, Allen Kovac, is understood to be in negotiations Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of…

  6. Full Lineup Uncapped For Sprite Tour

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a number of artists to its bill, which will take two stages of performances to 20 cities in late summer. The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a…

  7. 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…

  8. Uncle Kracker Hits The Road

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played one show in Las Vegas over the weekend, but will kick the tour into gear with a show Thursday (July 17) in Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit, two police department officials, and a top city aide for alleged violation of his First Amendment rights 2000 - Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of…

  10. Bittersweet

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a one-hit wonder. After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a one-hit wonder. But Cantrell proves the…

  11. 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…

  12. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  13. New Dylan Tracks Lead 'Masked' Soundtrack

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due July 22. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Ir Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. My Bloody Valentine's Shields Resurfaces

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock group My Bloody Valentine, will release his first new music in more than a decade on the soundtrack for the f Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock…

  18. Fannypack Hopes Novelty Song Fosters Legit Success

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer always seems to be the season for fun and frivolous singles. This summer is no exception. Tommy Boy recording act Fannypack is off to an early start with its tongue-in-cheek single "Cameltoe." Summer always seems to be the season for fun and frivolous singles. This summer is…

  19. Hootenanny Salutes Strummer

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual Hootenany rockabilly festival and car show in Orange County, Calif. Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual…

  20. Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records. The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist…

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