1. Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song tauntin In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Luther Vandross, ZZ Top, Lonestar Luther Vandross' next studio album, "Dance With My Father," will be released June 17 by J Records. Vandross self-produced the set, which features star-studded guest spots by the likes of Busta Rhymes, Beyonce Knowles, Stevie Wonder,…

  3. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. Atticus: Dragging The Lake II , Various Artists 2. Evolve , Ani DiFranco 3. Livin' Legend , B.G. 4. Kings of Crunk , Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz 5. Pig Lib , Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks News Stephen Malkmus , Lil Jon , Ani DiFranco …

  4. Durst Rethinking Next Bizkit Album

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit next Flip/Interscope album will likely not arrive on May 13 as was previously expected, according to frontman Fred Durst. Limp Bizkit next Flip/Interscope album will likely not arrive on May 13 as was previously expected, according to frontman Fred Durst. Writing on the band'…

  5. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I 50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As…

  6. Flu Warnings Causes Stones, Williams To Cancel HK Shows

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones and veteran crooner Andy Williams have canceled planned concerts in Hong Kong due to the lethal outbreak of a mystery illness known as severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The Rolling Stones and veteran crooner Andy Williams have canceled planned concerts in Hong…

  7. Les Nubians Take 'One Step Forward'

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Four years ago, the French duo Les Nubians put an international spin on R&B with "Princesses Nubiennes" (Nubian Princesses), their debut. Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart return with "One Step Forward," their sophomore…

  8. Aguilera A 'Fighter' For The NBA

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "Fighter," to the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the organization's latest "Love It Live" promotional television ads. A 90-second mus Pop star Christina Aguilera has lent her latest single, "…

  9. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

  10. Virgin Pops Out Hits Compilation

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens and tweens, "Got Hits!" The first release in the series, which is in the same vein as the hugely successful "NOW That's What I C Virgin Records is set to unveil a new compilation series aimed at teens…

  11. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay…

  12. Cash Remains Hospitalized With Pneumonia

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two weeks, country legend Johnny Cash has been in Nashville's Baptist Hospital undergoing treatment for pneumonia, according to a hospital spokesperson. The 71-year-old artist was admitt For more than two weeks, country legend Johnny Cash has been in Nashville's…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  14. AUDIO DOWNLOADS

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Free music from (hed) Planet Earth, Lil' Jon & the East Side Boyz, Sonny Landreth, New Order, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News …

  15. Blue Man Group Plans 'Complex' Road Show

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington, D.C. Performance art troupe the Blue Man Group has begun lining up dates for its first full-fledged rock tour, slated to launch May 18 in Washington…

  16. Isley Brothers To Plant 'Body Kiss'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new album by legendary soulsters the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, aka Mr. Biggs. The album is already off to a good start DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new…

  17. Fabolous Faces New Weapons Possession Charge

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Rapper Fabolous (real name: John Jackson) was arraigned yesterday (March 24) in New York on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $2…

  18. 'U Turn' Marks Crossroads For McKnight

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Love ballads are still his forte, but the edgier side of singer/songwriter/producer/musician Brian McKnight claims equal time on his sixth studio album, "U Turn." Arriving in stores March 25, the Motown/Universal release finds McKnight…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils…

  20. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

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