1. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally…

  2. Gang Of Four Rerecorded, Remixed For Double-Disc

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Due Aug. 30 via V2, the as-yet-untitled set will arrive in the wake of…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis, Billboard PostPlay

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis & More Pioneering post-punk act Gang Of Four will follow its previously announced May 1 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a three-week North American tour. The group will play multiple nights in San Francisco, Chicago…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  5. Gang Of Four Reuniting In January

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gang Of Four, one of the most influential post-punk groups of the late 1970s, has bowed to ongoing pressure from fans and industry supporters and will reform with its original lineup. Gang Of Four, one of the most influential post-punk groups of the late 1970s, has bowed to ongoing pressure…

  6. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia…

  7. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  8. Pharrell Runs Into Sneaker, Fashion Game

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak recording label, is getting into the fashion industry. Reebok and Williams have entered into a long-term licensing p Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak…

  9. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead…

  10. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural…

  11. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to…

  12. Pharrell Leads Inaugural Vibe Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadca With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set…

  13. Fox/Arista Prep Avril, Neptunes DVDs

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have joined forces to release music DVDs, beginning with the Nov. 4 launch of Avril Lavigne's "My World"... Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have joined forces to release music DVDs,…

  14. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neptunes He's My 'Clone' Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes has readied a compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due this week, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes principal Chad Hugo as "our official stamp album. It'…

  15. The Neptunes Present . . . Clones

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . . Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . ." Now, the duo of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams—who have produced hits…

  16. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  18. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming…

  19. Neptunes Strut Their Stuff On 'Clones'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due Aug. 5, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes princip Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation…

  20. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

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