1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  4. Vince Neil Pleads No Contest To Battery

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving a record producer outside a Sunset Strip nightclub last year. Neil, whose given name A lawyer for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery…

  5. Sibling Mannings Team Up In Boomkat

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sibling acts and pop music have often gone hand in hand. DreamWorks recording act Boomkat looks to put its own spin on that tried-and-true formula with its debut, "boomkatalog.one." Due April 8, it is a collection of hip-hop-inspired…

  6. Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping…

  7. HOT RAP TRACKS

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  8. The Tangled Web

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Column detailing some of the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: The fan/band interaction of New Found Glory and Linkin Park, Protest Records, and Tori Amos' on Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of…

  9. Metallica, Blur, Linkin Park To Headline Reading/Leeds

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, Blur, and Linkin Park will headline the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals this August. The events begin Aug. 22 with Leeds Festival headliner Metallica and Reading headliner Linkin Park. L Metallica, Blur, and Linkin Park will headline the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds…

  10. White Stripes' 'Elephant' Trounces U.K. Chart

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes' much-heralded new album "Elephant" (XL Recordings) stampeded the U.K. chart yesterday (April 6), going straight to No. 1, while "Make Luv" by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham (Posit The White Stripes' much-heralded new album "Elephant"…

  11. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z Song Sung 'Blue' Never one to let a lot of time elapse between releases, rapper Jay-Z is back this week with "Blueprint 2.1," a single-disc collection of tracks previously released on last year's "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse." Two new cuts…

  12. Week of April 7-13

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7, 2003. Let's start the week off with some hot country music! Monday night on CMT we'll find out exactly who's the hottest on the "Flameworthy Music Video Awards." Videos by Faith Hill , Toby Keith , and Shania Twain are each…

  13. 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. "…

  14. TOP INTERNET ALBUMS

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. Meteora , Linkin Park 2. One Heart , Celine Dion 3. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 4. Carry Away , Shane Barnard & Shane Everett 5. Chicago , Soundtrack News Shane Barnard , Norah Jones , Shane Everett , Celine Dion …

  15. HOT PRODUCT

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, Godsmack, Lucinda Williams, Ginuwine, the Black Keys, and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Jay-Z , Ginuwine , Lucinda Williams …

  16. Long Way Back

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST T-Love joins Astralwerks' burgeoning hip-hop roster with her debut, Long Way Back. T-Love joins Astralwerks' burgeoning hip-hop roster with her debut, Long Way Back. Offering a combination of rap, soul, and jazz, the Los Angeles native aims to educate with lyrics of love and self…

  17. Billboard Bits: Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Cold, Ron Sexsmith, Reach454 Modern rock outfit Cold has been added to this summer's rejuvenated Lollapalooza festival . The band will headline the second stage over 11 dates from July 23-Aug. 10, and join the performers on the main stage -- including Jane's Addiction,…

  18. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  19. Limp Bizkit Names New Guitarist

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a nationwide talent search failed to yield a replacement for guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit has chosen former Snot axeman Mike Smith as his successor. Smith made his Bizkit debut last Sunday After a nationwide talent search failed to yield a replacement for guitarist Wes Borland,…

  20. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, …

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