1. Billboard Bits: Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Earnhardt, Frampton, Opry Concerts Delbert McClinton has been added to the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, set for June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He will join previously announced performers Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie & the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Kenny…

  2. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  3. Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1." Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "…

  4. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  5. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/H 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock…

  6. WB, Pepsi Serving Up Prime-Time Music Show

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With an ambitious plan to become the leading U.S. music series for top-40 acts, the WB TV network will launch "Pepsi Smash" on July 16. With an ambitious plan to become the leading U.S. music series for top-40 acts, the WB TV network will launch "Pepsi Smash" July 16,…

  7. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. But as one listens to the trio sing in unison…

  8. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  9. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  10. BREAKING & ENTERING

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Lizz Wright …

  11. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  12. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn.…

  14. The Tangled Web

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Indie-rock community/retailer Insound, Radiohead, and Jewel. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. THE IN-CROWD: Online music retailer Insound.com , now in its…

  15. Lips, Winwood Lead Bonnaroo NE Additions

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and an acoustic set by Hot Tuna are the newest additions to the lineup for Bonnaroo NE. The Flaming Lips, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and an acoustic set by Hot Tuna are the newest additions to the…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Byrd sings while the jumbotron video screens show highlights of Earnhardt's many 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at…

  17. Kelly, Timberlake Continue U.K. Chart Reign

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jive artists R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake tightened their grip on the upper reaches of the U.K. charts yesterday (May 25). Kelly's "Ignition" started a third week at No. 1 on the singles chart, foll Jive artists R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake tightened their grip on the upper…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  19. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  20. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 2. The War On Errorism , NOFX 3. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 4. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 5. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners News John Hiatt , Lil Jon …

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