1. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre, April Sixth Legendary German electronic act Kraftwerk will begin a five-week world tour with a May 30-31 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The quartet will also play New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, before 11 European dates through…

  2. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day," VH1…

  3. Sermon Album Set For Spring

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled set will be his first under a new deal with Universal/Motown. EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled…

  4. Missy, Tweet, Sean Paul Sweeten 'Honey'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey," due Nov. 25. Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey,…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  6. Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who…

  7. Celine Gets Back To French Roots

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Une Fille Et 4 Types" features the music of prominent French composers Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and guitarist Gildas Arzel. Celine Dion will release her first French-language album in five years Oct. 14 on Epic, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Une Fille Et 4 Types"…

  8. Politics of the Business

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as the official version. Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as the official version. The final pressing has…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  10. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  11. Keith Murray Makes His Def Jam Debut

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not many rap artists get a second chance at having a successful career. With fans' constant desire for new talent, yesterday's hot acts can easily fall by the wayside. That's not the case for Keith Murray. The rapper is making his…

  12. Bone Crusher Gets 'Attenchun!'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Atlanta MC Bone Crusher signed with So So Def/Arista, his pile-driving, electronica-edged independent hip-hop single, "Never Scared," had already made a dent at local radio. Now his debut album, "Attenchun!," is ready to…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  15. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

  16. 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…

  17. Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 2

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's Unwrapped series. Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's…

  18. Ja Rule, Eve Hit The Road

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern half of the U.S. The run will kick off Jan. 29 and is currently scheduled to last through a Feb. 20 show in Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern…

  19. Avril Skates To No. 1 In The U.K.

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already shipped 600,000 units in the U.K., received a major international boost yesterday (Jan. 5) when it hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart for th Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already…

  20. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, R. Rock Town Fair

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News ons Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, Rolling Rock Town Fair Rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pacted with sportswear manufacturer Reebok to market an athletic shoe line to be called the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk." Due out in June, the initial shoe will be available in "…

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