1. Hot Product

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Kim, Fabolous, King Crimson, and more. Mob Rule Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil' Kim's new album "La Bella Mafia," due this week from Queen Bee/Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks…

  2. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opinion of the band slowly began to improve --…

  3. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  4. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

  5. Where You Are

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Kurzweg, producer for Creed and Puddle of Mudd, has put his nÜ-metal stamp all over the major-label debut for young rockers Socialburn. John Kurzweg, producer for Creed and Puddle of Mudd, has put his nü-metal stamp all over the major-label debut for young rockers Socialburn. The group&…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - English vocalist Ronnie Hilton, who scored 18 U…

  7. Dixie Chicks Slate North American Tour

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks will hit the road May 1 on a 52-date North American tour. The country trio will start the Top of the World tour in Greenville, S.C., and not let up through to an Aug. 4 finale in Nash The Dixie Chicks will hit the road May 1 on a 52-date North American tour. The country trio…

  8. Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. A Los Angeles singer is suing Sony Music Entertainment and Epic Records, alleging…

  9. AC/DC To Rock New York Club

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show March 11 at New York's 3,500-capacity Roseland Ballroom. The audience will be filled entirely with contest winners, invited g AC/DC's only planned live date of the year will be a rare small venue show…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy Lifehouse will hit the road March 15 on its first U.S. tour since the September release of its sophomore album, "Stanley Climbfall" (DreamWorks). The trek will also be the band's first with guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme, a former…

  11. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  12. 7ask

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, Kelly Rowland, and Limp Bizkit. BUZZIN' 'BOUT THE QUEEN BEE Hello, I love the new Lil' Kim song "The Jump Off," and I can't wait until she releases her new album. I was wondering how many albums…

  13. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  14. The Raven

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe, Lou Reed's The Raven often falters distressingly in this double-disc audio presentation; overall, though, the recor A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe,…

  15. Epic Rolls Out First AC/DC Reissues

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The first fruit of AC/DC's new deal with Epic will arrive Feb. 18, when the label reissues the band's "High Voltage," "Back in Black," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," and separate single and double-dis The first fruit of AC/DC's new deal with Epic…

  16. Missy, Mr. Cheeks Join Lil' Kim's 'Mafia'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests lending a hand on Lil Kim's upcoming album "La Bella Mafia," due March 4 from Atlantic. Mr. Cheeks appears on first single Missy Elliott, Mr. Cheeks, Styles P, and Mashonda Tifere are among the guests…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2002 - Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2001 - Pianist and conductor Stan Freeman…

  19. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  20. 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,…

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