1. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have canceled a planned European tour, which was set to begin July 3 in England. No specific reason was given for the decision, which follows war-related international tour cancellations by such acts as matchbox…

  2. Rap Stars Go To The Mat In New Video Game

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some of its top artists -- not on CD or in a movie, but in a video game. In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some…

  3. Legend of the Liquid Sword

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the Wu-Tang Clan on an extended hiatus, member MC Gza takes time to craft his third album. With the Wu-Tang Clan on an extended hiatus, member MC Gza takes time to craft his third album. Never one to hold his tongue on issues concerning the music industry, Gza lets challengers, producers…

  4. Update: GZA Polishes 'Liquid Sword'

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan principal GZA is eyeing a Dec. 10 release for his fourth solo album, "Legend of the Liquid Sword." The set, which will be released via MCA, features production from Wu-Tang cohorts RZA an Wu-Tang Clan principal GZA is eyeing a Dec. 10 release for his fourth solo album, …

  5. 'The Barbershop' Boasts Fresh Cuts

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, wh Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux…

  6. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  7. Hot Product for Monday, December 17, 2001

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums by the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Lil' Bow Wow, Master P, Bell Bev Devoe, and more. NOTE TO READERS: regular Hot Product updates will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 'Iron' Men Rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album…

  8. Epic Acts Offer '12 Days' Of Giveaways

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, Incubus, Ghostface Killah, Mandy Moore, Travis, and Macy Gray will be given away during MSN Music and Sony's "12 Days Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne,…

  9. Wu-Tang Prepares To Unfurl 'Iron Flag'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST New York-based rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album and second in as many years, this month. Following close in the footsteps of last year's "The W," the album is d New York-based rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "…

  10. Bulletproof Wallets

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Coming off the success of Supreme Clientele, which peaked at No. 2 the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Ghostface Killah returns with his third Epic set. Coming off the success of Supreme Clientele, which peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Ghostface Killah returns with…

  11. Creed's 'Weathered' Powers To No. 1

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after selling a whopping 887,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and leads a charge of four top-10 debuts. This Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The…

  12. Hot Product

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Creed, Marc Anthony, Timbaland & Magoo, Mick Jagger, Sting, and more. 'Weather'ing The Storm "Everything about this record is turned up a few extra notches," Creed frontman Scott Stapp says about "Weathered," the modern rock trio&…

  13. Billboard Bits: Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Beatnuts, Celia Cruz, AOL, Sesame Street Hip-hop duo the Beatnuts have left Loud Records. According to a label source, the split was amicable. The New York-based group's last Loud album, "Take It or Squeeze It," debuted at No. 20 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop…

  14. Ghostface Opens 'Wallet' In October

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah will on Nov. 13 release his third Starks Enterprises/Epic solo album, "Bulletproof Wallet." The 12-track set is the follow-up to last year's "Supreme Clientele, Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah will on Nov. 13 release his…

  15. Ghostface's 'Bulletproof Wallet' Due This Summer

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah is hard at work on "Cuban Linx 2: Bulletproof Wallet," the follow-up to last year's "Supreme Clientele," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-H Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah is hard at work on …

  16. RZA Fires Off 'Digital Bullet' In July

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST RZA, the principal producer behind the Wu-Tang Clan, will release a follow up to his 1998 solo album "Bobby Digital In Stereo," tentatively titled "Digital Bullet," on July 3 via Koch/In The Paint. Al RZA, the principal producer behind the Wu-Tang Clan, will release a…

  17. Hot Product for Monday, February 26, 2001

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Dave Matthews Band, DJ Clue, Pearl Jam, American Hi-Fi, Mirwais, Marvin Gaye, Cheap Trick, and more. DMB's Brand New 'Day' Dave Matthews Band's fifth studio effort, "Everyday," turns yet another page in the famed quintet's sonic…

  18. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the…

  19. The Beatnuts Keep Squeezin' It

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues, the Beatnuts are well-versed. With eight years in the business and five albums ("Intoxicated Demons," "Street Level," "Stone Crazy," remix When it comes to the career-building concept of paying dues,…

  20. DJ Clue Readies Star-Studded 'Professional'

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional Part 2," which is due for a Feb. 27 release. The set comes on the heels of "DJ Clue Presents: Backstage-Mixtape (Music Inspired Def Jam artist DJ Clue has completed his latest album, "The Professional…

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