1. 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…

  2. Jackson's 'Night And Day' Revisited, Revamped

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released July 29 by A&M/UME. The "deluxe edition" of the 1982 album has been digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes, and is expanded wi Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" will be re-released…

  3. Beanie Sigel Arrested In Philadelphia Shooting

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel posted bail and was released from jail Saturday after he was charged with shooting and injuring a man outside a Philadelphia bar. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, su Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel posted bail and was released from jail Saturday after he was…

  4. Eminem At Work On Shady's Future

    July 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) is at work on three projects: the follow-up to "The Eminem Show" and new releases from Obie Trice and D12, who are signed to his Shady Records label. Songwriter Lu Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) is at work on three projects: the follow-up…

  5. El Agua de la Vida

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When Scottish salsa ensemble Salsa Celtica came out with its first disc five years ago, the premise of marrying celtic and tropical music was enticing. When Scottish salsa ensemble Salsa Celtica came out with its first disc five years ago, the premise of marrying celtic and tropical music was…

  6. Stop and Let the Devil Ride

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist/vocalist Jimbo Mathus, founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, returned to his Clarksdale, Miss., roots with his Knockdown Society trio. Guitarist/vocalist Jimbo Mathus, founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, returned to his Clarksdale, Miss., roots with his Knockdown…

  7. Elvis Close Up

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A follow-up to last year's stellar boxed set "Today, Tomorrow & Forever," this four-CD compilation unveils more revealing tracks from the King's vaults. A follow-up to last year's stellar boxed set "Today, Tomorrow & Forever," this four-CD…

  8. 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…

  9. Twisted Sister Cleans It Up For Kids

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused them of endangering the morals of America's youth and undermining parental authority. Two decades later, the reunited Twisted Sister is playing New Jersey's two mo In the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused them of endangering the morals…

  10. Folds Preps Three EPs, Teams With Shatner

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having tired of the big publicity machine that is the major record label world, Ben Folds tells Billboard.com the recent downturn in the record industry is allowing him to release three five-song EPs Having tired of the big publicity machine that is the major record label world, Ben Folds…

  11. 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…

  12. J. Lo Files Complaint Against Ex-Manager

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner accusing her former manager Benny Medina and his Handprint Entertainment of violating the state's Talent Agency Act by procur Jennifer Lopez has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner accusing her…

  13. Buddy Guy Conjures Intimacy On Acoustic Set

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues legend Buddy Guy. Why, record after record, was Guy chasing crossover success? He seemed to be toiling away, tryi A few years back, producer Dennis Herring was struck by a nagging question about blues…

  14. 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 "…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 - A track from metal-funk band White Zombie…

  16. Music Best Fits Mya's 'Mood'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Today's artist has to be multifaceted. From films to fashion, many artists are branching out into various avenues of entertainment. Among those reaping the rewards of multi-tasking is Mya. Today's artist has to be multifaceted. From films to fashion, many artists are branching out…

  17. New Aerosmith Album Bumped To January

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over the summer and fall and will most likely be released in January by Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billb Aerosmith has finished cutting the tracks for its new blues album, which will be mixed over…

  18. Lil' Kim's Lost Jewelry Recovered

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy International Airport, where it had disappeared one week earlier. An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy…

  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. SINATRA—THE CLASSIC DUETS

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Sinatra sings here with such music greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Louis…

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