1. Posthumous Strummer Album Targeted For May

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The material Joe Strummer was working on before his sudden death last month is being compiled for an album that may be ready for release by Hellcat/Epitaph as early as May, according to a spokesperson The material Joe Strummer was working on before his sudden death last month is being…

  2. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

  3. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boone, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Tisha Campbell…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones. YOU WIN SOME, YOU 'LOSE' SOME: Time to rewrite the chart history books. Eminem holds on to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for an 11th week, placing "Lose Yourself" (Shady…

  5. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Faith No More, Ui Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have added a handful of winter U.S. concert dates to precede trips to Australia and Europe. The Boss and his crew now have seven stateside shows planned, including a March 7 show in Atlantic City, N.J.…

  6. '8 Mile' Cruises To Fifth Week At No. 1

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Featuring hits by Eminem and 50 Cent, the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" is on top of The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row, and fifth overall. The album survived a 62% drop to sales o Featuring hits by Eminem and 50 Cent, the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8…

  7. Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit 1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell A limited number of tickets to the NAMM: The International Music Products Association star-studded benefit concert still available. The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John: A Benefit for Music Education, presented by Yamaha, will be held…

  10. Moorer Gets A Hand From Rock, Lynne

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while taping an upcoming concert album Saturday night in Nashville during a pair of shows at the 12th & Porter Allison Moorer got a lift from special guests Kid Rock and her sister, Shelby Lynne, while…

  11. Jeffrey Gaines Moves 'Toward The Sun'

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It's a wonderful place to have your imagination develop, because you're always longing for something," says singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines of his hometown, Harrisburg, Pa. "You have to steep your dreams a bit longer.…

  12. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  13. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits with her husband of 15 months. In a statement, the singer says she intends to "remain good friends" with husband Jimmy Gulzar, whom she met on t 2000 - Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits…

  15. Country Stars Pay Tribute To Hank Jr.

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay tribute to hard-working outlaw icon Hank Williams Jr. on "The Songs of Hank Williams Jr. (A Bocephus Celebration)," du A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay…

  16. '8 Mile' Back Atop The Billboard 200

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Eminem-led soundtrack to "8 Mile" (Shady/Interscope) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. Sales of "8 Mile" were down 23% from the previous week to 313,000 co The Eminem-led soundtrack to "8 Mile" (Shady/Interscope)…

  17. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo; Damned/Motorhead; Green On Red

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bonnaroo; Damned/Motorhead; Green On Red Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment have confirmed June 13-15 dates for the second annual Bonnaroo festival, to be held on a 600-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. Last June's inaugural edition of Bonnaroo drew more than 75,000 fans to…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with…

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