Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," Madonna's video sales record, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album sales.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Electric Six, Dwele, and the Pernice Brothers.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Electric Six, Dwele, and the Pernice Brothers.
Tyrese Signs On For 'Extortion'

Tyrese Signs On For 'Extortion'

R&B artist Tyrese will star in the film "Extortion," which is based on a story idea by the singer/model/actor. Written by John Jarrell ("Romeo Must Die"), the Los Angeles-set crime thriller will feature Tyrese as an undercover detective investigating the apparent murder of his foster brother.
Metallica Gets In The Game, Unlocks Vault

Metallica Gets In The Game, Unlocks Vault

Metallica has signed a deal with Vivendi Universal Games for a combat action video game. Due for release by early 2005, it will be designed with input from Jeff Darrow, the conceptual artist on the "Matrix" trilogy.
Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With N.Y. Governor

Simmons Discusses Drug Laws With N.Y. Governor

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons met with New York's Gov. George Pataki to discuss revising the state's drug laws. Monday's two-hour meeting took place as indications point toward a relaxing of the laws, which have been criticized as unfair.
Update: Field Day Moving To Giants Stadium

Update: Field Day Moving To Giants Stadium

After plans fell through to hold this weekend's Field Day festival in Riverhead, N.Y., the two-day event is being abbreviated to a single-day concert Saturday (June 7) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The lineup will still feature Radiohead, Beck, Underworld, Blur, and the Beastie Boys, but a number of previously announced artists are expected to drop off the bill.
London Fleadh Festival Called Off

London Fleadh Festival Called Off

U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year's Fleadh Festival in London, citing a dearth of bill-topping acts.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who attempt to stop him. The pair are acquitted on all charges related to the skirmish the following May.
Loveless Readies New Album

Loveless Readies New Album

Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recorded in Nashville and Franklin, Tenn. Rodney Crowell, Matraca Berg, Marty Stuart, and Buddy Miller, are among the songwriters who have contributed to "Home."

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