1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Mariah Carey, Cher, JC Chasez, LL Cool J, and 50 Cent. 'THROUGH' NOT THROUGH YET: The release of a commercial single sends Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain" (MonarC/Island) back onto Billboard's Hot 100.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who…

  5. DMX Aims To 'Never Die Alone' On Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "Never Die Alone" for director Ernest Dickerson. Based on a 1974 book by cult novelist Donald Goines, "Never" also stars David Arquette an Hip-hop heavyweight DMX will star in and produce the thriller "…

  6. Music Industry Targets Workplace Downloaders

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia today (Feb. 13), warning them that employees are illegally downloading music on company time. The recording industry directed its anti-piracy campaign at large companies in the U.S.,…

  7. J. Lo, LL Make It A Trio At The Top

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J withstood a charge from 50 Cent's "In Da Club" to remain on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week. However, "In Da Club" is already bes Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have"…

  8. Sony Sues Incubus, Demands Four More Albums

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The dispute between rock band Incubus and recording label Sony Corp. has gotten increasingly nastier, with Sony filing a lawsuit to force the band to make four more albums. The dispute between rock band Incubus and recording label Sony Corp. has gotten increasingly nastier, with Sony filing a…

  9. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is…

  10. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  12. Ka-Ching! 50 Cent Tops Album Chart

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" debuts this week on top of The Billboard 200. As previously reported, the Shady/Aftermath/Intersco Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50…

  13. Cold Readies New Album, Tour

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its forthcoming album "Year of the Spider." The set, due April 29 on Flip/Geffen, finds the band getting some help from Weezer fr Modern rock outfit Cold is gearing up for a short club tour to preview its…

  14. Astralwerks Remixes The Faint

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nebraska-based new wave revival act the Faint will release a remixed version of its critically lauded 2001 album, "Danse Macabre," March 25 via Astralwerks. The newly reworked disc, originally release Nebraska-based new wave revival act the Faint will release a remixed version of…

  15. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  16. Chili Peppers Gearing Up For Summer Tour

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up a North American summer tour, due to launch in May. While many venues have yet to be confirmed, and dates will be added in coming weeks, Snoop Dogg and t The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up a North American summer tour, due to launch…

  17. Fox Shapes Up New Jackson Special

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to release his own footage compiled during months of interviews with British journalist Martin Bashir, whose recent TV special on Jackson caused a stir on b Michael Jackson has made good on his threat to release his own footage compiled during…

  18. Friend: Spector Will Contend Shooting Was Accidental

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his suburban mansion last week was accidental, a close friend of the legendary music producer said. "I believe his defense will Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his suburban…

  19. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Eminem, Pressplay, Sticky Fingaz Eminem will play his only U.S. show of the year July 12 at Ford Field in his hometown of Detroit, a spokesperson confirms. 50 Cent and Missy Elliott are also on tap for the show, with additional acts expected to be added. Tickets go on-sale Saturday …

  20. The Other Ones: Dead Again

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will abandon their name in favor of one somewhat closer to their roots: the Dead. With a Valentine's Day benefit concert at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the Other Ones will…

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