1. Billboard Bits: 'Baby,' Uncle Tupelo, AOL/MusicNet

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Toby Keith will co-host the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Music Video Awards with actress Pamela Anderson. Keith will also perform during the show, set for April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Enterta Big Tymers member/Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  2. Rapper Juvenile Pleads Guilty To Battery

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile, accused of hitting a man on the head with a champagne bottle and grabbing a police officer, pleaded guilty today (Feb. 21) in Miami to felony battery and was sentenced to 75 hours of Rapper Juvenile, accused of hitting a man on the head with a champagne bottle and grabbing a…

  3. Sparta Braves The Cold On SnoCore Tour

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El Paso-based Sparta for initially having reservations about co-headlining this year's annual SnoCore tour with Glassjaw. Drummer Tony Ha Considering it doesn't snow much in Texas, you can't blame the El…

  4. 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…

  5. Fiction Plane Prepares For Takeoff

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might ha Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids…

  6. AOL Music Exposes Lucy Woodward

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Up and coming artist Lucy Woodward is thankful to have the power of America Online (AOL) on her side. In a little more than two months, the online community's AOL Music channel has served more than ha Up and coming artist Lucy Woodward is thankful to have the power of America Online (AOL…

  7. Live in Rio

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST What more can be said or written about the venerable band Earth, Wind & Fire? Still touring and churning out new music (such as the Undercover Brother soundtrack) after some 30 years, the group ha What more can be said or written about the venerable band Earth, Wind & Fire? Still…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  9. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  10. A-Ha Member Decorates Tree With Money

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Money may not grow on trees, but a Christmas tree decorated with cash was irresistibly ripe for a Yuletide harvest. Magne Furuholmen, part of the Norwegian pop group A-Ha, was given 14,000 kroner -- t Money may not grow on trees, but a Christmas tree decorated with cash was irresistibly ripe…

  11. Santana, Nelson To Headline Nobel Concert

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The Dec. 11 concert will pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter, who is being hon Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's…

  12. Cash Money Assembles 'Platinum Hits'

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist roster with the "Cash Money Records Platinum Hits Volume 1" compilation, due Nov. 19 via Cash Money/Universal. Executive Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town…

  14. Hot Product

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, LL Cool J, "Red Hot + Riot," Jeff Buckley, and more. 'Cry' Me A River Faith Hill returns this week with her long-awaited new Warner Bros. album, "Cry." The title cut has made a quick impact across the Billboard singles…

  15. LL Cool J Brings The 'Luv' On '10'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ask rapper LL Cool J the secret of longevity in a genre peppered with short-term careers, and he laughs. "I don't know," he says. "If I had the secret, I'd sell it for $50 million. Wait, why sell myself short? I'd…

  16. Rapper Juvenile Surrenders To Police

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) surrendered to New Orleans police to face robbery and battery charges. The 28-year-old entertainer was booked yesterday (Sept. 17) in the alleged beating and r Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) surrendered to New Orleans police to face robbery…

  17. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  18. Green Day Up To 'Shenanigans' In July

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Green Day is aiming for a July 2 release via Reprise for a B-sides and rarities album titled "Shenanigans." The 15-track set compiles lesser-heard recordings from the post-"Dookie" phase of the Califo Green Day is aiming for a July 2 release via Reprise for a B-sides and…

  19. Keating Takes Garth To Top Of The Charts

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the album chart for Doves were the big stories on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (May 12). Also new to A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the…

  20. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…

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