Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2000 but making its DVD debut Nov. 25 via Johnson's Brushfire label.
Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but the song isn't about the explosions or the fires.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newcomer and U.K. act of the year, and her song, "It Takes More," wins best single.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica Simpson, Madonna and Paul McCartney.
Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin.
OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album sells a whopping 509,600 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to lead nine albums into the top-20.
Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

Rapper C-Murder Convicted Of Murder

Rapper C-Murder will spend life in prison after a conviction of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy.
Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City.
RIAA Will Notify P2P Users Before Suing

RIAA Will Notify P2P Users Before Suing

Speaking during a Senate panel yesterday (Sept. 30), Recording Industry Association of America chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol announced a major change to the group's peer-to-peer enforcement policies.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf.
LIVE REVIEW

LIVE REVIEW

R.E.M. in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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