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.
New Lennon DVD Celebrates His 'Legend'

New Lennon DVD Celebrates His 'Legend'

Never-before-seen footage of former Beatle John Lennon will highlight the DVD "Lennon Legend," executive produced by the artist's widow, Yoko Ono. The release will arrive Nov. 18 in North America via Capitol. It will feature 15 new and remastered music video clips, newly created animations of Lennon's drawings and an extensive photo gallery.
British Artist Matthew Jay Dies At 24

British Artist Matthew Jay Dies At 24

Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay died Sept. 24 after falling from a seventh-story window in Nottingham, England, his label EMI confirmed today (Sept. 30).
Trick Daddy Slapped With House Arrest

Trick Daddy Slapped With House Arrest

A Miami judge ruled yesterday (Sept. 29) that rapper Trick Daddy will be allowed to perform at a Tallahassee concert this week, despite a prosecutor's strong objections because of the artist's alleged violations of his bond conditions on drug possession, assault and weapons charges.
Weiland Launches New Record Label

Weiland Launches New Record Label

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label, Softdrive Records. In a joint venture with Interscope, the imprint launches Oct. 14 with the release of "Tell Them Hi," the new album from recently reunited Los Angeles rock act the Campfire Girls.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the program, Carey's band is looking for a lead guitarist, and a string of axemen audition for the gig - including Ramone, even though he didn't play guitar in the Ramones.

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