1. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent 'Breedin'ing Ground Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent allows fans behind-the-scenes this week with the DVD "The New Breed" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope). The release is loaded with live concert footage taped in Detroit, video clips, interviews, and new music, and will…

  2. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and likely sit down with Jay for a chat about her…

  3. Man Charged With Impersonating Slick Rick

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to cash his royalty checks. A 28-year-old North Carolina man is accused of diverting mail intended for rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters and trying to…

  4. Clash Videos Rounded Up For 'Essential' DVD

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of last month's double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic has set a June 10 release date for "The Essential Clash DVD," Billboard.com has learned. On the heels of last month's double-disc " Essential Clash " retrospective…

  5. Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping…

  6. Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent…

  7. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  8. Mayer Flies With Crows For Summer Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer. As tipped here last month , recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour…

  9. The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Geta The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return…

  10. Winwood Launches Label, New Album, Tour

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which he will release a new album, and plans to hit the road later this month. The artist's first album on his own Wincr Marking his 40th anniversary in music, Steve Winwood has formed a label through which…

  11. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  13. Collins DVD Documentary Due

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will be released on DVD May 20 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. First broadcast in November in the U.K., the film is a comprehensive ov The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will…

  14. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  15. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  16. Concert To Benefit Chicago Club Tragedy Victims

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas, Mike Dunn, Felony Davis, Twista, Malik Yusef, Strong, and 3 Pc are among the artists who will perform at Triumph Over Tragedy, a benefit concert for the victims of the Feb. 17 tragedy at Carl Thomas, Mike Dunn, Felony Davis, Twista, Malik Yusef, Strong, and 3 Pc are among the…

  17. Lollapalooza To Kick Off July 3

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New Yo The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in…

  18. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  19. ZZ Top, Nugent Crack Open A Cold One

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Th ZZ Top will join forces with Ted Nugent and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble for the…

  20. 50 Cent Unleashes 'The New Breed'

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent is preparing to release a DVD April 15 via Shady/Aftermath Records, with live concert footage, video clips, interviews, and new music. Titled "The New Breed," it will incl Rapper-of-the-moment 50 Cent is preparing to release a DVD April 15 via Shady…

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