Depeche Mode's Gahan Sets Solo Tour

Depeche Mode's Gahan Sets Solo Tour

Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan will play more than a month's worth of solo North American dates in support of his upcoming album "Paper Monsters," due June 3 from Mute/Reprise.
Feds Detail Murder Inc. Money Laundering

Feds Detail Murder Inc. Money Laundering

Multimillion-selling hip-hop label Murder Inc. wrote checks to a convicted drug kingpin's company in exchange for dirty cash, prosecutors say in a new complaint.
The Used Collect 'Memories' For CD/DVD

The Used Collect 'Memories' For CD/DVD

Reprise will on July 17 release a CD/DVD package of live tracks, demos, and previously unreleased recordings and videos from hard rock act the Used. "Maybe Memories" will boast four songs, including the title track, recorded live in March in Los Angeles, while the DVD will feature footage from the same show.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Brandy.
'Shout' It Out: Isley Bros. Return To No. 1

'Shout' It Out: Isley Bros. Return To No. 1

The Isley Brothers' "Body Kiss" gives the pair its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in nearly 30 years. The DreamWorks set sold slightly more than 150,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week at retail, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the Isley's first No. 1 on the main album chart album since 1975's "The Heat Is On" (T-Neck).
Missy, 50 Cent, B2K Lead BET Noms

Missy, 50 Cent, B2K Lead BET Noms

Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the nominations for the 2003 BET Awards, to be handed out June 24 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Elliott picked up three nods, for best female hip-hop artist, video of the year for "Work It," and best collaboration with Ludacris and Ms. Jade for "Gossip Folks."
Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

Metal Mavens Schedule DVDs, Tour

Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer North American Tour.
Go-Go's Members Score 'Lovelace' Musical

Go-Go's Members Score 'Lovelace' Musical

Go-Go's principals Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin are putting the finishing touches on an off-Broadway musical based on the life of late porn star actress Linda Lovelace. Starring former "Family Ties" actress Tina Yothers, "Lovelace: The Musical" will be previewed next month in Los Angeles before moving to New York in the fall.

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