Ricky Martin, Pilar Montenegro, Chayanne, and Intocable lead the list of performers for the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held May 8 at the Miami Arena and broadcast May 11 by Telemundo. Special guest Armando Manzanero, Tito Nieves, Robi "Draco" Rosa, and Albita will also appear at the awards as presenters.
2002 - Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season finale of the WB series "Smallville." The show, centered around the adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent/Superman, features the band's "Save Me" as its theme.
As expected, Kiss and Aerosmith have confirmed the details for their co-headlining tour, which will run from Aug. 2 in Hartford, Conn., to Oct. 18 in Devore, Calif. Modern rock act Saliva will support on all shows. Both bands are offering special ticket presales and other promotions through their official Web sites.
Double duty wasn't necessarily what new Voivod member (and recently announced Ozzy Osbourne bassist) Jason Newsted had in mind when he left Metallica over two years ago, but that's exactly what he'll be doing this summer as Voivod and Ozzy play Ozzfest 2003. Despite the need for two sets of everything (clothes, amps, etc.), Newsted tells Billboard.com that he's up for the challenge.
The U.K. singles chart sprang a surprise yesterday (April 20) when Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick), which had led the way in midweek sales, was beaten to No. 1 by the incumbent chart-topper of three weeks, "Make Luv" by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham (Positiva).
In a major victory for record companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has sided with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its ongoing lawsuit against Internet service provider Verizon Communications.
This three-disc compilation of Duke Ellington classics supersedes a similarly titled, sometimes harsh-sounding collection released in the early CD era and adds several fine alternate takes to the bounty.