1. Ja Rule Headed To South Africa In July

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule will be the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa in 2003 when he performs three shows in the country next month. Ja Rule will be the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa in 2003 when he performs three shows in the country next month,…

  2. Stars Gather To Roast MTV's Daly

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nelly will join a host of artists and comedians June 28 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles for the first "MTV Bash." The event will serve as a comedy/concert roast Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nelly will join a host of artists and comedians June…

  3. Puddle Of Mudd Wrapping Album No. 2

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." After several delays , hard rock act Puddle Of Mudd has finished recording the follow up to 2001's "Come Clean." "Everything sounds amazing already," guitarist…

  4. Hot Product

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan It's A 'Must' While it didn't reach the heights of the group's '70s glories, Steely Dan's 2000 comeback album "Two Against Nature" struck enough of a nerve with the listening public to help it win the 2001 Album of the Year Grammy. Not…

  5. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. Punk -O- Rama 8 , Various Artists 3. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 4. American Spirit , Mannheim Steamroller/C.W. McCall 5. The War On Errorism , NOFX News Lil Jon , C.W. McCall …

  6. The Gorge, George, Wash.

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Located 150 miles east of Seattle in central Washington, the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre sits high on a rocky hill overlooking the gorge with the Columbia River flowing through, wowing even the bands c Located 150 miles east of Seattle in central Washington, the outdoor Gorge Amphitheatre sits…

  7. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton & B.B. King, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Buddy Guy , Eric Clapton , B.B. King …

  8. Mississippi: The Album

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. 50 Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. But a Southern revolution is taking shape, thanks to such soldiers as Killer Mike and Bone Crusher. Joining those ranks is David Banner. Banner is the first artist on former…

  9. Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant tome—which also includes a comic book and two CDs—adds up to a self-published sta Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  11. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  12. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 2. The War On Errorism , NOFX 3. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 4. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 5. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners News John Hiatt , Lil Jon …

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

  14. Co-Star Ludacris Leads 'Furious' Sequel Soundtrack

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious," rapper-turned-actor Ludacris turns out the soundtrack's first single, "Act a Fool." The track is No. 49 in its third week on Billboard's Hot In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious,…

  15. N.J. To Ask Springsteen, Bon Jovi For Help

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi have performed at many benefit concerts over the years. Now their home state of New Jersey has its hand out. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi have performed at many benefit concerts over the years. Now their home state of New Jersey has its hand out. State…

  16. Steely Dan Extends Tour Into Fall

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., has announced a second leg of dates that stretch into the fall. The trek will now Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan, planning to embark on its first tour in three years July…

  17. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. The War On Errorism , NOFX 2. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 3. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners 4. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 5. The Old Kit Bag , Richard Thompson News Lil Jon , John Hiatt , Richard…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gotan Project, Garage A Trois, and Howie Day. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. SAY YEAH: Art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah…

  20. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. The Blessed Hellride , Black Label Society 4. I Love It , Craig Morgan 5. Livin' Legend , B.G. News Craig Morgan , Lil Jon …

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