1. Billboard Bits: Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Joe Jackson, Arista, The Gits Initial pressings of Joe Jackson's upcoming album, "Volume 4," will include a bonus six-track live disc of old favorites. Recorded in September during a brief U.K. tour with the reunited Joe Jackson Band, the disc will feature the classics …

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kid Rock and the state of commercial singles in the U.S., song titles with repeating words, theories about the No. 1 song of the year, and Canadian country artists. 'PICTURE' IT Howdy, Fred, Just wanted to let you know I appreciated your '…

  3. Billboard Bits: Cash Money, Linda Eder, Avalon

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Cash Money, Linda Eder, Avalon Cash Money Records sibling CEO's Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams will tonight (Feb. 5) launch their Cash Money for Kids program, which will supply 100 tickets to all New Orleans Hornets home basketball games to…

  4. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

  5. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  6. Ja Rule, Eve Hit The Road

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern half of the U.S. The run will kick off Jan. 29 and is currently scheduled to last through a Feb. 20 show in Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern…

  7. Smith, McKeehan Snare Nine Dove Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards. Smith and McKeehan (who records as tobyMac) will vie for b Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to…

  8. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  9. 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…

  10. Arrest Made In 1993 Zapata Slaying

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder after DNA linked him to the death of Gits lead singer Mia Zapata in 1993, police said over the weekend. Seattle police said Jesus C. Mezquia, 48 A Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder after DNA linked him to the death of…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  12. Will Smith Impersonator Gets Three Years

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A man who racked up nearly $33,000 on credit cards while using Will Smith's identity can forget about any independence days for the next three years. Carlos Lomax of Duquesne, Pa., who pleaded guilty A man who racked up nearly $33,000 on credit cards while using Will Smith's…

  13. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, LL Cool J, Master P, Nas, Run-DMC, Puff Daddy…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  15. The Colored Section

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Colored Section doubles as a history lesson about African-Americans' struggles, challenges, and still-undaunted hopes--a new millennium soundtrack to playwright George C. Wolfe's satiric stage tak Bred from the Atlanta wellspring that's given birth to such peers as India.…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el Arroyito"" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran ""sonero,"" Compay Segundo. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" (1956) and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. 2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a…

  19. Slain Reporter Remembered With Concerts

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The foundation created to honor slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will mark what would have been his 39th birthday with classical, jazz, and bluegrass concerts around the world tomorrow The foundation created to honor slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will mark…

  20. Man Charged In Will Smith Identity Theft

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will Smith has pleaded guilty to one count of the use of an unauthorized access device. Carlos Lomax, 41, entered th A man who racked up nearly $33,000 in credit card bills in the name of actor/rapper Will…

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