1. 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…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock…

  4. VH1 Turns Zevon 'Inside Out'

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. As tipped here last month, Warren Zevon will be the debut subject of a new VH1 series, "Inside Out," which launches Aug. 24. The program will chronicle the veteran singer…

  5. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus tracks on July 29. A couple of months ago,…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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&…

  9. 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:…

  10. Boxed Set Celebrates 'Sesame Street'

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where artists of all genres can play on common ground: "Sesame Street." In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the semina In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where…

  11. Beyonce Tops U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The Destiny's Child frontwoman started a second week atop the album chart with "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia), and scores the Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Magic Stick , Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent 2. Right Thurr , Chingy 3. 21 Questions , Nate Dogg featuring 50 Cent 4. P.I.M.P. , 50 Cent 5. Get Busy , Sean Paul Issue date: July 12, 2003 News Lil' Kim , Sean Paul , Nate Dogg , Chingy …

  13. 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…

  14. Scorpio Rising

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four years after the release of its dark and haunting second album, "The Contino Sessions," England's Death in Vegas remains visionary. Four years after the release of its dark and haunting second album, "The Contino Sessions," England's Death in Vegas remains…

  15. 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…

  16. Saliva, P.O.D. Power 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead O'Connor are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Saliva, the Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Filter and Conjure One featuring Sinead…

  17. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  18. 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…

  19. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Winners

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MuchMusic Video Awards Winners Below are the winners for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which were held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video: Our Lady Peace, "Innocent" Best pop video: Shawn Desman, "Get Ready" MuchLOUD best rock…

  20. Elvis' '2nd' To Complement Hits Collection

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having celebrated Elvis Presley's career with the 2003 release of "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits," RCA/BMG has set an Oct. 7 release date for a companion hits collection, "Elvis 2nd to None." The compilation will Having celebrated Elvis Presley's career with the 2003 release…

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