2003 – English songbird Dido releases Life for Rent, the follow-up to her multi-million-selling debut No Angel.
2003 – Sting releases his seventh solo album Sacred Love. Dominated by spiritual and political concerns, the album peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
2003 – Elton John auctions off the contents of his London home at Sotheby’s. John says he needs to make room for his collection of photographs and modern art.
2003 – Madonna is sued by the son of the late fashion photographer Guy Boudin, who claims the singer/kids book author copied his dad’s imagery in her video for “Hollywood.”
2003 – The recording industry announces it has settled 52 of the 261 suits filed against Internet users accused of trafficking in MP3s of copyrighted music.
2003 – Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer. He is 64. Ronald F. “Ronnie” Dawson (born August 11, 1939 in Dallas, Texas — September 23, 2003, Dallas) was an American rockabilly musician, although he was more popular in the United Kingdom than the United […]
2003 – DMX guest stars on an episode of the UPN sitcom “Eve.” Starring fellow rapper Eve, the series is set in Miami, where DMX’s character plays “the best tattoo artist in Miami.”
2003 – California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85.
2003 – City officials in St. Petersburg, Fla., pass a law banning public suicides after rock band Hell on Earth reveal a fan will kill himself during a concert to be Webcast in October.
2003 – Great White drummer Derrick Pontier is hurt in a car collision in Allentown, Pa. He was heading to a gig benefiting victims of the Rhode Island club fire which killed 100 people during a Great White show.
2003 – “You’re so Vain” singer Carly Simon sues New York’s Dakota building, alleging they rejected her application to live there, but kept a $99,000 down payment.
2003 – Kylie Minogue called in police to investigate a series of threatening letters. The singer became concerned after receiving 700 letters at her home and office. The letters started as ordinary fan mail but became increasingly aggressive.