1. Rubin Eyeing Weezer, Slipknot, Cash Projects

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Celebrated producer Rick Rubin is currently working with Weezer on material for its next studio album, and will begin work shortly on the next Slipknot effort. In the meantime, he's continuing to prep Celebrated producer Rick Rubin is currently working with Weezer on material for its…

  2. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  4. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site . The cut, inspired by…

  5. 11ask

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, George Strait, and David Bowie/Trent Reznor. 'LIFE' IN THE FAST LANE Dear Keith, Madonna's new album, "American Life," is causing quite a stir even before the single has been heard by the public. I am…

  6. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  7. Phoenix, Witherspoon Set For Cash Biopic

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line," a Johnny Cash biopic to be directed by James Mangold. Phoenix is set to star as the country music legend, while Witherspoon wi Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line,"…

  8. Jeannie Kendall

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits as part of the Kendalls, a duo that paired her with her late father, Royce. Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits…

  9. Robinson, Jones Honored With Medal Of Arts

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been awarded the 2002 National Medal of Arts. The country and R&B greats were honored yesterday (March 6) by Music legends Smokey Robinson and George Jones are among the nine individuals who have been…

  10. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

  11. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' At No. 1

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its lead on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week, once again besting Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J. Additionally, "In Da Club" hasn't loo 50 Cent's "In Da Club"…

  12. R&B Singer/Songwriter Hank Ballard Dies

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a nationwide dance craze in the 1960s, has died. Ballard, who was suffering from throat cancer, died yesterday (March 2) at his home, Hank Ballard, the singer/songwriter whose hit "The Twist" ushered a…

  13. 50 Cent Rings Up No. 1 Single

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R. Kelly, but his single "In Da Club" claims the No. 1 post this week on Billboard's Hot 100. The cut knocks Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" fe 50 Cent may have lost the top slot on The Billboard 200 to R.…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  17. Paycheck Funeral Tomorrow

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a funeral service in Nashville. As previously reported, Paycheck died last week at music city's Vanderbilt University M Country artist Johnny Paycheck will be laid to rest tomorrow (Feb. 25) following a…

  18. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  20. Things That Lovers Do

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Primarily comprising…

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