1. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  2. 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.…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim. 2002 - 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier…

  4. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's largest hip-hop communities. Okayplayer has…

  5. Probe Of Franklin Arson Finds Accelerants

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Traces of accelerants were found in the charred remains of Aretha Franklin's Bloomfield Township, Mich., home and on the clothing of her son, Edward Franklin, according to a state investigator's repor Traces of accelerants were found in the charred remains of Aretha Franklin's…

  6. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week,…

  7. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

  8. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  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. Nine

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Nine" is about an Italian film director who is struggling to satisfy the many women in his life. "Nine" is about an Italian film director who is struggling to satisfy the many women in his life. It requires a leading man who starts off full of braggadocio but slowly falls…

  11. May the Music Never End

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "May the Music Never End" is a fitting title for this new collection: Jazz vocal legend Shirley Horn is fighting cancer and the diabetes that recently claimed her right foot. "May the Music Never End" is a fitting title for this new collection: Jazz vocal legend Shirley…

  12. Waylon Tribute Bumped To August

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19. RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy," will be released Aug. 19 after being bumped from its original April date. As previously reported ,…

  13. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from baseball star-turned musician Bernie Williams, Eve 6, Longwave and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Bernie Williams …

  14. Billboard Bits: Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will all perform as part of the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, to be held Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Walt…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  16. BREAKING & ENTERING

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Pharrell Williams …

  17. Fans Celebrate Barry White In L.A.

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and music of the larger-than-life icon in a Los Angeles park yesterday (July 7), three days after he lost a battle About a hundred fans and friends of late soul singer Barry White celebrated the life and…

  18. 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&…

  19. 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:…

  20. 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…

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