1. Fatboy Slim Makes A 'Connection'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim will drop in for a DJ set at the July 28 performance of "De La Guarda" at New York's Daryl Roth Theatre. His appearance comes as part of the production's "DJ Connection" series, in which D Fatboy Slim will drop in for a DJ set at the July 28…

  2. Will Smith's Summer Box Office Streak Continues

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" staked its claim as the newest summer blockbuster. The sci-fi action-thriller, directed by Alex P As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th…

  3. McCartney Special Nets 5 Emmy Nods

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The television special "A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney In Red Square" pulled in five nominations for the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for outstanding variety, music or comedy s The television special "A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney In Red Square"…

  4. Blues Explosion Doing 'Damage' On Sanctuary

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. As tipped here in September, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has exited longtime home Matador Records and inked with Sanctuary. The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. It features…

  5. Lohan Signs With Casablanca Records

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a record deal with Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records. Actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a record deal with Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records. "It's a long-term recording contract," says Universal Music Group spokesperson Peter…

  6. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  7. Eminem Steps Up To The Mic With Sirius

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Interscope have teamed with Sirius Satellite Radio to create a hip-hop music channel. Eminem, his Shady Records imprint and Interscope have teamed with Sirius Satellite Radio to create a hip-hop music channel. Eminem, DJ Green Lantern and other Shady acts…

  8. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  9. Earthdance Sets 'Beats For Peace' Tour

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BT, Particle and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura will co-headline the 20-date United Beats of Peace tour, sponsored by the non-profit Earthdance Foundation. BT, Particle and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura will co-headline the 20-date United Beats of Peace tour, sponsored by the…

  10. Be A Pepper: Reba, Smokey In Ad Campaign

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Continuing its "Be You" campaign, soft drink Dr. Pepper will again tap music stars for its 2004 television advertising plans. Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Smokey Robinson, B2K, Ana Gabriel and Patricia Continuing its "Be You" campaign, soft drink Dr. Pepper will again tap…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fefe Dobson & Ferry Corsten. BLAME CANADA: Two years ago a Canadian teenager stormed the American charts. Her name was Avril Lavigne and her hook-filled songs about teenage life offered punk feminism as…

  12. DMX Signs On For Two Films

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST DMX has inked a deal to star in two as-yet-to-be-determined movies for Emmett/Furla Films. Under the terms of the deal, the movies will be co-produced by DMX's production company, Bloodline Films. DMX has inked a deal to star in two as-yet-to-be-determined movies for Emmett/Furla Films.…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but neither have any of the other four songs…

  14. Ashanti, Metallica To Play 'America's Party'

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ashanti, Metallica and Puddle Of Mudd are among the acts set to perform on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) for FOX's "America's Party" celebration. Also featuring Hootie & the Blowfish, Westside Connecti Ashanti, Metallica and Puddle Of Mudd are among the acts set to…

  15. P. Diddy Slates Broadway Debut

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansbury's landmark drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival…

  16. Iraqi Pop Stars Plot Comeback

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in politics, it's the exiles who are hogging the limelight. Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in…

  17. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cold Mountain 'Mountain' High White Stripes frontman Jack White contributes five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due this week from DMZ/Columbia. Among them are the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" and "Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over,"…

  18. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  19. MOBY

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST "18 B Sides + DVD" is an embarrassment of riches. "18 B Sides + DVD" is an embarrassment of riches. Moby follows up his Grammy Award-nominated "Play the DVD" set with this two-disc package, with one CD housing 13 B-sides from his "18" album and a DVD…

  20. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

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