1. Kravitz, Armstrong Join Anti-War Chorus

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of musicians airing their anti-war sentiments in song. Each has made available a track for free download; an MP3 of Armstrong's Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lenny Kravitz have joined the ranks of…

  2. 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…

  3. 'Chicago,' Eminem Score Oscars

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST The big screen musical "Chicago" was the big winner last night (March 23), taking six Oscars home from the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, including best picture. Among the Miramax The big screen musical "Chicago" was the big winner last night (March 23…

  4. Oscars: Latifah, Zeta-Jones In; Smith Out

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah have joined the performance lineup for the 75th annual Academy Awards. At the same time, rapper-turned-actor Will Smith has decided not to present an award becau Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah have joined the performance lineup for the 75th…

  5. Simon Added To Oscar Performance Slate

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter" during Sunday's (March 23) 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The tune is among those nominated for the best song Osca Paul Simon will perform his nominated song "Father and Daughter"…

  6. Man Faces Murder Charge In Zapata's Death

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight extradition to Washington state. Jesus Mezquia, 48, who is being held without bail in Miami on first-degree m A Florida man charged in the 1993 strangling of Seattle musician Mia Zapata will not fight…

  7. U2 Plans Oscar Performance

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards ceremony. Set for Sunday (March 23) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will be host U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the…

  8. Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been…

  9. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  10. 'Chicago,' U2, Eminem, Simon Among Oscar Nominees

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" leads the pack with 13 nominations for the 75th annual Academy Awards, including a best picture notice. Among those artists who have earned The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" leads the…

  11. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  12. Lavigne Wins Three MTV Asia Awards

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia Awards. Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia…

  13. 'Chicago,' U2 Take Home Golden Globes

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen,…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  15. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  16. 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…

  17. Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain"…

  18. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the…

  19. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  20. Aaron Lines 'Can't Hide' From Growing Spotlight

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I think the song kind of speaks to a lot of people," country artist Aaron Lines says of "You Can't Hide Beautiful," which is No. 13 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. "It's one of those…

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