1. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  2. Bosstones, Blink 182 Bolster 'A Santa Cause'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among the 20 acts participating in "A Santa Cause '03," a Christmas-themed compilation due Nov. 11 from Immortal Records. Consistin The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among…

  3. 'Baby Boy' Can't Shake 'Tailfeather'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week in a row, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul is the fastest-growing track at radio on Billboard's Hot 100. Yet its bid for No. 1 on the chart is once again thwarted by "S For the sixth week in a row, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy"…

  4. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin 'Happy' Go Lucky Aretha Franklin returns to music stores this week with "So Damn Happy," her first Arista studio album since 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose." That set debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and…

  5. Underworld

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for soundtracks of a gothic nature. The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for…

  6. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current single, "Damn," is one of the…

  7. Heavier Things

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years after its release. John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years…

  8. Nickelback Ready To Hit 'The Long Road'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is due Sept. 23 via Roadrunner, will embark the following month on a headlining U.S. tour, with Trapt and Three Days Grace in tow. Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is…

  9. Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences…

  10. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

  11. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Underworld 'Under' The Influence Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland resurfaces on this week on Lakeshore's soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Perfect…

  12. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 25-31, 2003. Love 'em or hate 'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are always at least interesting. Be it the outfits on the artists of the moment, the over the top performances or, let's face it, host…

  13. Modern Rock Mainstays Descend Into 'Underworld'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to Sony's upcoming vampire flick "Underworld." Borland appears in a supergroup dubbed the Damning Well, which also features A Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland will resurface on the soundtrack to…

  14. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT State Property 'Chain' Letter Roc-A-Fella label supergroup State Property is back this week with its second album, "State Property Presents the Chain Gang Vol. II," The crew is made up of Philadelphia natives Freeway, the Young Gunz, Oschino & Sparks, Peedi Crakk and…

  15. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck 'Little' Big Man "I was gonna make an eight-disc set, but Sony cut me down," banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck jokes of the triple-disc "Little Worlds," due this week from Columbia. The 27-track collection will also be pared down into a 10-track single-disc…

  16. Matthews Gives 'Devil' Its Due

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo debut, "Some Devil." As first reported here, the album is due Sept. 23 from RCA. Thirteen tracks are featured, including "Gra Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo…

  17. Grandmaster Flash: Rap Pioneer

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grandmaster Flash, one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs, will receive the Billboard's 2003 Hip-Hop Founders Award Aug. 8 at this year's Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show at the Roney Palace in Miami Beach, Fla.. Grandmaster…

  18. Rhino 'Feeling' Punk On Four-Disc Set

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will on Oct. 28 release a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the '70s punk movement. Rhino Records will on Oct. 28 release a four-disc box set with more than 100 songs chronicling the '70s punk movement. "Ever Get the Feeling You've Been…

  19. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  20. Nickelback Readies 'The Long Road'

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback will release its third album, "The Long Road," Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Roadrunner. The Canadian rock act self-produced the set, which will be led by the single "Someday." A video for the t Nickelback will release its third album, "The Long Road," Sept…

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