1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  2. Gilman Gives Stepanek's 'Heartsongs' A Musical Voice

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even at age 12 when he scored with his debut single, "One Voice," Billy Gilman showed unusual maturity. Now, with "Music Through Heartsongs - Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek," Gilman, who turns 15 May 24, has…

  3. 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…

  4. Rapper Freaky Zeeky Stable After Shooting

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What police are describing as a case of road rage is at the heart of a shooting involving rapper Freaky Zeeky (real name: Ezekial James) in New York. A member of the Diplomats, Zeeky was shot in the c What police are describing as a case of road rage is at the heart of a shooting involving…

  5. Ministry Of Sound Bows Download Program

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000 tracks for legitimate download from its Web site, Billboard Bulletin reports. MoS relaunched the site yesterday London-based dance-music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) has begun offering almost 100,000…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to…

  7. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered radical modern rock that…

  8. Dylan, Dead, Petty, Matthews On Bonnaroo NE

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds lead the lineup for the first Bonnaroo NE festival, Billboard.com has learned. The list of performers for t Bob Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds…

  9. 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  12. In Search of . . . Momentum

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is Ahmad Jamal's second album for Dreyfus, following the excellent Olympia 2000 (2001). This is Ahmad Jamal's second album for Dreyfus, following the excellent Olympia 2000 (2001). Jamal works here in the configuration he finds most challenging—a trio—with bassist James Cammack…

  13. Ask Billboard

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Elvis Presley, and clarifies a previous question about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini. KEEPING TABS ON '10' Dear Keith, I am a longtime fan of LL Cool J, and I was just curious as to how many…

  14. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music world is equaled by his/her dedication to…

  15. McCartney Meets 'The In-Laws'

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will have a previously unreleased song on the upcoming soundtrack to "The In-Laws," due May 20 on Rhino Records. Paul McCartney will have a previously unreleased song on the upcoming soundtrack to "The In-Laws," due May 20 through Bulletproof Entertainment…

  16. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season finale of the WB series "Smallville." The show, centered around the adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent/Superman, features the band's "S 2002 - Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season…

  18. Jury Clears Tommy Lee In Boy's Drowning

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool, rejecting a $10 million wrongful death claim by t A Santa Monica, Calif., jury yesterday (April 17) cleared rocker Tommy Lee of responsibility…

  19. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. World Without Tears , Lucinda Williams 2. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 3. The Best Of James Taylor , James Taylor 4. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 5. To Whom It May Concern , Lisa Marie Presley News Lisa Marie Presley , Norah Jones , James Taylor , Lucinda…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with…

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