Britney Tour To Kick Off In March

Britney Tour To Kick Off In March

Britney Spears' upcoming North American tour will kick off March 3 in a city yet to be announced, Billboard Bulletin reports. The trek will encompass 56 dates and will largely visit the West Coast through April. A tour of outdoor amphitheatres will begin in mid-July.
Jerry Reed To Produce Nashville Musical

Jerry Reed To Produce Nashville Musical

Singer/actor Jerry Reed, best known for his role in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, is producing an original musical to be performed at a theater in a Nashville suburb.
P. Diddy Vows To Probe Sweatshop Claims

P. Diddy Vows To Probe Sweatshop Claims

Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate allegations of worker mistreatment at a Honduran factory that supplies garments for his Sean John clothing line. His vow came in response to a report released yesterday (Oct. 28) by the anti-sweatshop National Labor Committee alleging poor working conditions at the Southeast Textiles factory in Choloma, Honduras, where Sean John clothes are made.
Timbaland To Lead 'World' Charity Remake

Timbaland To Lead 'World' Charity Remake

Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the World" to raise funds for worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs. The hip-hop artist/producer confirmed the plans Monday night (Oct. 27) at the second annual YouthAIDS Gala in New York.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

Acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah.
Weiland Falls Afoul Of Law Again

Weiland Falls Afoul Of Law Again

Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traffic collision and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and misdemeanor hit-and-run.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, Tamia and Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart.
Korn's Davis Gets Game On

Korn's Davis Gets Game On

Considering Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' passion for gaming, the just-announced Xbox-sponsored Back 2 Basics tour with Limp Bizkit is right up his alley.
Nelly's Jewelry Stolen From Hotel Room

Nelly's Jewelry Stolen From Hotel Room

Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an awards show, authorities said yesterday (Oct. 28).
Pop Idol Fends Off Rock Vets On Billboard 200

Pop Idol Fends Off Rock Vets On Billboard 200

Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" outsold new releases from Rod Stewart and the Eagles to lead The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Aiken's RCA debut sold 225,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing his two-week total to 838,000.
Elliott Smith Memorial Concert Planned

Elliott Smith Memorial Concert Planned

Beck, Bright Eyes and Beth Orton are among the artists who will perform Nov. 3 during a memorial concert for late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. Set for the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will feature performances of only Smith's songs. Also slated to appear are Grandaddy, Radar Bros, Rilo Kiley, Future Pigeon and as-yet-unannounced special guests.

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