1. J. Lo Creates A 'Monster'

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is nearing a deal to slip on another engagement ring for a starring role in the New Line Cinema comedy "Monster-in-Law." Lop In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is…

  2. Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías La Dormida

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT La Oreja de Van Gogh's third album (the one often viewed as decisive in a band's career) takes over the listener slowly. La Oreja de Van Gogh's third album (the one often viewed as decisive in a band's career) takes over the listener slowly. Initially, there's the…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Divas Duets,' Jane's Addiction, Spiritualized

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Divas Duets,' Jane's, Spiritualized Shania Twain is the latest artist to be added to the lineup of tomorrow's (May 22) " VH1 Divas Duets ." Airing live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET, the event will also feature reality TV star Sharon Osbourne and actress…

  4. Staind Sets Spring/Summer Shows

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Staind has added a slew of appearances at radio station-sponsored festivals and a handful of headlining shows to its tour schedule. As previously reported, the band kicked off its run la Hard rock act Staind has added a slew of appearances at radio station-sponsored festivals…

  5. Birdland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work from the '60s, you just might love this album. It features rerecordings of eight of their heyday hits (including "For Your Love," "Shapes of Things," an If you're a fan of the Yardbirds' landmark work…

  6. Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North American tour kick-off concert in Greenville, S.C., last night (May 1). Fans showed little concern for the controversy t A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North…

  7. B2K Slates 'Scream III' Summer Tour

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride, which kicks off July 2 at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., will be Marques Houston, Mario, Nick Teen R&B act B2K will hit the road in July on its Scream III tour. Along for the ride,…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. THE PIANIST: Lynne Arriale , a…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  10. Update: Jane's Addiction Inks With Capitol

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Jane's Addiction has signed a new deal with Capitol Records, frontman Perry Farrell tells Billboard.com. After months of speculation, Jane's Addiction has signed a new deal with Capitol Records, frontman Perry Farrell tells Billboard.com. The group will…

  11. Chicks Tixs Go Quick Despite Bush Controversy

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite some backlash at radio and retail for negative comments about President Bush, the Dixie Chicks are flying high in preparation for their upcoming arena tour. Despite some backlash at radio and retail for negative comments about President Bush, the Dixie Chicks are flying high in…

  12. Fine Tuning

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An in-depth look at the musical highlights of the April 21-27, 2003, TV schedule. Madonna , Madonna, Madonna! It seems like she's going to be everywhere you look on TV this week, starting on Tuesday, the same day her new Maverick album, "American Life," is released. In the…

  13. Day I Forgot

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Pete Yorn's rightly celebrated 2001 debut, musicforthemorningafter, might be happy to learn that not much has changed on his follow-up. Fans of Pete Yorn's rightly celebrated 2001 debut, musicforthemorningafter, might be happy to learn that not much has changed on his follow…

  14. Summer Sun

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Never an easy band to pigeonhole, Yo La Tengo (YLT) has been quietly evolving from a lo-fi skronk rock outfit to an experimental indie pop ensemble during the course of recent years. Never an easy band to pigeonhole, Yo La Tengo (YLT) has been quietly evolving from a lo-fi skronk rock outfit…

  15. NBC Has Eye On 'Fame' Seekers

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music from which won Oscars for best original song ("Fame") and best original score. Then there was "Fame" the TV drama, which ran from 1982 to 1987, and fea First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music…

  16. Elephant

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The tandem of Jack and Meg White is at the top of its game on the follow-up to 2001's breakout hit, White Blood Cells. The tandem of Jack and Meg White is at the top of its game on the follow-up to 2001's breakout hit, White Blood Cells. Like its three predecessors, Elephant is…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji With the help of producer 7 Aurelius (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys), Lou Reed has reworked his classic song "Walk on the Wild Side." The new version of the song, titled "Walk on the Wild Side (Georgie Joins the Army)," is available on…

  18. Da Brat Steps Back Into 'Limelite'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based rapper Da Brat is set to release her fourth album, "Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz," June 24 on So So Def/Arista. The artist is one of a select few originally signed to Jermaine Dupri's S Atlanta-based rapper Da Brat is set to release her fourth album, "…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Idlewild, Kem, Cradle Of Filth, and Pepe Aguilar. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll…

  20. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

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