1. Jay-Z Inks With Showtime For Concert Broadcast

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime. The show at the Mid South Coliseum will also feature other artists from the Roc-A-Fella label family, as well as special Jay-Z's Feb. 22 concert in Memphis, Tenn., will be broadcast live via Showtime.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  3. Rapper 50 Cent Arrested On Weapons Charges

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was arrested Tuesday (Dec. 31) morning after police found two guns inside a car parked outside a New York nightclub where he was due to perform, authorities Rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was arrested Tuesday (Dec. 31) morning after…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John LL Cool J, Anastacia, and Paulina Rubio will pay tribute to Run-D.M.C., Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz, respectively, in a new series of soft-drink Dr Pepper's "Be You" television ads. Both the artists paying tribute and those being honored…

  5. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  6. 'Live Phish' Swims Onto The Web

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jam-band juggernaut Phish is expanding its "Live Phish" album release series to the Internet with the launch of "Live Phish Downloads." Based at livephish.com, the new service -- hinted at by the band Jam-band juggernaut Phish is expanding its "Live Phish" album…

  7. TMBG's 'Gigantic' Film Finds U.S. Distribution

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature film documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo They Might Be Giants, has been picked up by After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale…

  8. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. "It was the biggest place close to home that…

  9. Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises will collaboratively release CD companions to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series "The Blues." As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2001 - Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2000 - Rapper Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers claim that they have reconciled after filing for divorce.…

  12. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  13. 7TH ANNUAL JUSTO'S MIXTAPE AWARDS

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 7th Annual Justo's Mixtape Awards. Here are the winners of the 7th annual Justo's Mixtape Awards, which were handed out Dec. 3 at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York at a ceremony hosted by DJ Red Alert: Best Graphics On A Mixtape 2K2: J Love Best West Coast…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  15. Billboard Bits: MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on MTV Asia Awards, Thalia, Craig David Shaggy and Hong Kong-born Mandarin-pop singer CoCo Lee will host the second MTV Asia Awards, set for Jan. 24 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event will feature performances by Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Nick Carter, Blue, Atomic Kitten,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Justin Timberlake, Suwannee Springfest, Les Paul Rhapsody, the music subscription service from Listen.com, is offering users an exclusive interview with Justin Timberlake, as well as a remix of his track "Like I Love You" by U.K. electronica act Basement Jaxx, Billboard…

  17. Haynes Sets Annual Xmas Jam

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam Dec. 21 in Asheville, N.C. The event, which will raise money for Habitat For Humanity, will feature performances by Gov't Mu Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam…

  18. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

  19. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  20. Eminem Holds No. 1 Single For 6th Week

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" rules Billboard's Hot 100 for a sixth-straight week, and continues to hold back the challenge of Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It." While the latter remains at No. 2 on Eminem's "Lose Yourself" rules…

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