Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1."
Russian TV Protests Eurovision Results

Russian TV Protests Eurovision Results

Russia's state-controlled Channel One television has launched an official protest against the results of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto.
Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Glenn Lewis, and Remy Shand are confirmed for a June 21 concert to be held at Toronto's Skydome and the adjacent Air Canada Centre. The concert is being staged as a means to combat the city's economic and tourism problems in the wake of an outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to be produced by Paramount-based MTV Films and Alphaville. The project, though not a musical, will have a heavy musical component in the style of the studio's previous hits "Flashdance" and "Footloose."
Bowie Bonds Under Review

Bowie Bonds Under Review

Moody's Investors Service says it may downgrade about $55 million of bonds backed by music royalties of rock icon David Bowie in light of the sales slump in the recording industry.
Pavarotti Holds Benefit For Iraqis

Pavarotti Holds Benefit For Iraqis

Bono, members of Queen, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Liza Minnelli all joined Luciano Pavarotti last night (May 27) in Modena, Italy, for a concert to help the United Nations deal with the humanitarian emergency in Iraq. Besides proceeds from ticket sales, money was also pledged by viewers of the event, which was broadcast in Italy and several other countries.
Field Day Fest Slowly Moving Forward

Field Day Fest Slowly Moving Forward

After dire reports that the Field Day festival, scheduled for June 7-8 in Calverton, N.Y., may be cancelled, the event appears to be slowly moving forward. Organizers still lack a required mass gathering permit, but at a press conference today (May 28), the local police chief conceded that if fest executive producer Andrew Dreskin can find a way to hire 60-70 more police officers, the permit will likely be granted. Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Beck, Underwold, Sigur Ros, the Roots and Liz Phair are among the acts slated to appear.

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