1. Lil' Romeo Skips School For The Road

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Juvenile rapper Lil' Romeo will hit the road this spring for a 15-date tour with fellow kid rappers Corey and Little D along for the ride. The trek is set to kick off March 8 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Juvenile rapper Lil' Romeo will hit the road this spring for a 15-date tour with…

  2. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  3. Paycheck's Epic Career Chronicled

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene Lytle) with "The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck." Due March 19, the single-disc, 23-track collection fe Epic/Legacy will honor country rebel Johnny Paycheck (real name: Donald Eugene…

  4. Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a host of intriguing electronic/hip-hop collaborations, including tracks by Mos Def and Massive Attack, Gorillaz and Redman, Moby an The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a…

  5. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 "…

  8. Southern Rock Opera

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Scruffy redneck punksters Drive-By Truckers up the ante exponentially with Southern Rock Opera, a searing double-CD that analyzes not only the unlikely rise and tragic fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd but also Scruffy redneck punksters Drive-By Truckers up the ante exponentially with Southern Rock…

  9. The Concert for New York City

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which took place Oct. The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which…

  10. Hot Product

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Busta Rhymes, the Concert for New York City, the 'Ali' soundtrack, and more In The Beginning... "Genesis" is an appropriate title for rapper Busta Rhymes' new album, his first under a new recording deal with J Records. "I went into this…

  11. NYC Jazz Benefit Planned

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit trade group, will host "Made in America" Dec. 5 at New York's Town Hall as a benefit for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Du Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit…

  12. Roc-A-Fella Looks Toward Benefit, Movie

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an upcoming movie on their plate. The Jay-Z Thanksgiving Give Back Concerts will take place Nov. 23 at New York Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an…

  13. 'Concert for New York City' CD Due

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, will be released as a two-CD set Nov. 27 by Columbia. A VHS/DVD will follow on an as-yet-undetermined date The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20…

  14. McCartney Rush Releasing 2nd Charity Song

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says he is rushing out a second charity single to raise money for New York's emergency workers affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His new song, "Freedom," which was well receiv Paul McCartney says he is rushing out a second charity single to raise money…

  15. 'Concert For NYC' Tally Reaches $30 Million

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Concert for New York City has raised more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief efforts, and donations are still being accepted. The running total as of today (Nov. 1) includes money rais The Concert for New York City has raised more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief…

  16. Billboard Bits: Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more New York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique…

  17. Capitol Compiles 'United We Stand'

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. Al The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the…

  18. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  19. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  20. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron…

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