1. Billboard Bits: Mellencamp, Domingo, Malin and New Amsterdams

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Mellencamp's theater shows, Placido Domingo voicing an animated film, and Jesse Malin touring with the New Amsterdams. John Mellencamp will stage a pair of intimate concerts July 29 in Los Angeles and July 31 in New York. Tickets for the show at Town Hall in New York will…

  2. 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…

  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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 'Picture' This: Smash Mouth Returns

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, "You Are My No. 1," and several other cuts from its upcoming Interscope album, "Get the Picture," at a concert Saturday near Char Smash Mouth offered up the first public performance of its new single, …

  10. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  11. Hilary Duff Plots Album, Merchandise Bonanza

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more than just the nation's next teen pop princess. Teen sensation Hilary Duff, former star of Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Show," is looking to become more…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  13. Townshend Raids Vaults, Speaks Out

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks. The Who's Pete Townshend will release another live album as part of his "Signature" series within the next few weeks. According to the artist's…

  14. Kid Rock Drums Up Support For Troops

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his trip there as part of a USO tour. "It was just unbelievable to be there and have the sense of kind of what was Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his…

  15. 50 Cent, B2K Top 2003 BET Awards

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak T 50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  17. Nelly, St. Lunatics Gear Up For 'Personal' Tour

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close & Personal tour July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Venues tour will be considerably scaled down compared to th Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close &…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news shows. Friday, as will be the case for the…

  19. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  20. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair 'Phair' Enough Liz Phair's acclaimed early work for Matador was marked by oddball melodies and frank, conversational lyrics, best captured on her lo-fi 1994 Matador debut "Exile in Guyville." But that same combination failed to edge Phair toward superstardom…

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