Aiken, Studdard Storm Billboard Chart

Aiken, Studdard Storm Billboard Chart

The top two "American Idol" contestants capture the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100, as Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 and Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (J Records) opens at No. 2. It's the first time in the 45-year history of the Hot 100 that the top two positions are new entries.
Grandmaster Flash Writing Memoirs

Grandmaster Flash Writing Memoirs

Legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash is penning his memoirs with New York Daily News reporter/biographer Chris Coleman. A title and publisher for the biography are still being determined.
Senator Takes Aim At Illegal Downloads

Senator Takes Aim At Illegal Downloads

Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed. That's the suggestion made yesterday (June 17) by Senator Orrin Hatch at a hearing on copyright abuse, reflecting a growing frustration in Congress over failure of the technology and entertainment industries to protect copyrights in a digital age.
'National Lampoon Radio' Relaunching

'National Lampoon Radio' Relaunching

Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV," there was "The National Lampoon Radio Hour." As with its TV successors, clever and often biting satire was its signature.
KC Ramps Up For SpiritFest

KC Ramps Up For SpiritFest

The U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend will bring an eclectic lineup to the 2003 edition of Kansas City, Mo.'s annual SpiritFest. The three-day event will feature appearances by the Wallflowers, Dennis DeYoung, Los Lobos, and Buddy Guy, among others.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!!
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!!
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Singingfish.com, the Dead's live recordings, and the Int'l Songwriting Competition.
Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and female "hottie." Eminem follows with seven nominations, which include notices in the movie actor, rap artist and male music artist categories.

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