1. 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…

  2. Audioslave Locks Down Debut North American Tour

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock quartet Audioslave has announced its first North American headlining tour, a 20-date trek slated to launch Feb. 21 in Denver. The jaunt, which sees the band playing mostly large-sized club Modern rock quartet Audioslave has announced its first North American headlining tour, a 20…

  3. MTV Unplugged 2.0

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has added a large chorus to the group since its 2001 studio set, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, whic In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jagermeister Tour, Jackson/Folds, Lillix

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Jagermeister Tour, Jackson/Folds, Lillix The second annual Jagermeister Music Tour will begin March 6 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, featuring co-headliners Saliva and (hed)pe, with Breaking Benjamin, Systematic, and Stereomud, Billboard Bulletin reports. The tour will run…

  5. R. Kelly Children's Book To Be Reissued

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite the controversy surrounding its subject, a children's book based on R. Kelly's life will be reissued on March 1. Publisher Unique Expressions plans to re-release the children's story, "I Can Fly! (The R. Kelly Story)," based on Kelly's rags-to-riches life…

  6. New Moby, Fuel, Nickelback Cuts Lead 'Daredevil'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due Feb. 4 from Wind-Up Records. The 20-track collection boasts all fresh material, includin New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly…

  7. Teenager Cleared Of Hollywood Piracy Charges

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST A Norwegian teenager was acquitted in a key test case today (Jan. 7) of violating computer break-in laws with his program that circumvents security codes on Hollywood's DVD movies. A Norwegian teenager was acquitted in a key test case today (Jan. 7) of violating computer break-in laws…

  8. Black Keys Sign With Fat Possum, Eye S-K Trek

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys has signed with Fat Possum and will release its sophomore album, "ThickFreakness," on April 8. The group, which features guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and d Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys has signed with Fat Possum and will…

  9. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  10. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  11. John Doe To Be Found On The Road

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year. After a Jan. 20 show in Salt Lake City, the artist has a slate of shows kicking off on Valentine's Day in Los X singer/guitarist John Doe will take his solo act out on the road early in the New Year…

  12. Further R. Kelly Album Details Surface

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album "Chocolate Factory," which has been moved to Jan. 28 from its original Jan. 14 release date. The 14-track set will come bundled w Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album …

  13. Cash Readies Traveling Album

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album in a decade. Due March 25 via Capitol, "Rules of Travel" features the first recorded duet between the artist and her Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has set a spring release for her first studio album…

  14. The Greatest Hits

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B history books are full of stories about artists who died before their time. RELEASE DATE: Oct. 22 R&B history books are full of stories about artists who died before their time. One such chapter belongs to Linda Jones, who succumbed in 1972 at 28 owing to complications from…

  15. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  18. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  19. Whitney's Dad Makes TV Plea For Money

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million, called for his daughter to settle the case in a televised plea yesterday (Dec. 5), urging her from his hospital bed to "pay Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million,…

  20. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

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