1. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or all of the 19 songs originally intended for…

  2. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

  3. 50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

  5. Evanescence Set Pulled From Christian Distribution

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act Evanescence for the Christian retail market. Provident Music Distribution, the Christian distribution arm of Zomba, says it will no longer handle Wind-Up Records act…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  8. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, Doors, Madonna

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, the Doors, Madonna Shania Twain was in London last night (April 14) to announce her only European date of the year. She'll play a large-scale, one-off show July 12 at London's Hyde Park. A portion of the proceeds from tickets, which went on sale this morning,…

  9. 'Rave' Drug Bill Is Passed In Congress

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert and club owners has passed in the Congress and been sent to the White House for President Bush's expected signatur A bill that could affect the dance music scene and potentially be extended to concert…

  10. Braxton To Join Broadway's 'Aida'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title role of Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" starting June 30. Contrary to reports that Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams would be t R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title…

  11. R.I. Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial. Authorities in the Rhode Island town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to…

  12. Police Probe Alleged Sharon Osbourne Fight

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Police are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a restaurant, a Los Angeles police department spokesperson said. The incident occurred last Thursday at Koi J Police are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2002 - Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2001 - Joey…

  14. Billboard Bits: Los Tigres, Grateful Dead, 'Fame'

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Los Tigres, Grateful Dead, 'Fame' Los Tigres Del Norte have renewed their contract with Fonovisa, Billboard Bulletin reports. The new, long-term deal includes the norteno band's catalog and future recordings. Los Tigres' "La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the…

  15. Ween Cues Up 'Quebec'

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT called "quebec," but guitarist Dean Ween (real name: Mickey Melchiondo) says a few wrinkles still have to be ironed out before the 16-song set sees the light of day. Ween's highly anticipated next studio album will be called "quebec," but guitarist Dean Ween (real…

  16. Nelson Drafts Famous Pals For July 4th Picnic

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two River Canyon Amphitheatre in Spicewood, Texas. Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two River Canyon Amphitheatre in Spicewood, Texas.…

  17. Billboard Names New Editor In Chief

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective April 21. Currently the editor of business weekly InvestmentNews, Girard has 25 years of experience at such prin Billboard has named award-winning journalist Keith Girard as editor in chief, effective…

  18. White Stripes, Room 5 Lead U.K. Charts Again

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (April 13). It was a quiet week that saw only one top-10 entry, "The Very Best of the Li The White Stripes' "Elephant" (XL Recordings) still wears…

  19. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac 'Will' Power On "Say You Will," due this week from Reprise, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks have collaborated together on their first Fleetwood Mac studio album since 1987's "Tango in the Night." Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John…

  20. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Country artist Jessica Andrews' "Now" (DreamWorks). -- A retrospective from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, "Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection" (Mailboat/MCA). -- Reggae artist…

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