1. The Matrix Gets Entangled With Bowie, Phair

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album, will be doing some production work on David Bowie's upcoming album. Matrix member Lauren Christy tells Billboard.com tha The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's …

  2. Metallica Debuts New Song, Bassist At MTV Tribute

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran through a fast and furious medley of songs at the "mtvICON" tribute concert for the veteran metal act Saturday in Los Playing in public for the first time with new bassist Rob Trujillo, Metallica ran…

  3. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers 'Body' Movin' Other veteran R&B acts may be struggling for attention, but not the Isley Brothers. The act's current single, "What Would You Do?," is nestled at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. With an…

  4. HOT RAP TRACKS

    May 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 4. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad 5. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  7. Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North American tour kick-off concert in Greenville, S.C., last night (May 1). Fans showed little concern for the controversy t A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North…

  8. Affidavit: Drug Money Backed Murder Inc.

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was bankrolled by a notorious drug dealer who also was involved in a shooting of hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was…

  9. Jay-Z, 50 Cent Ready To 'Roc The Mic'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In what is likely to be the biggest hip-hop tour of the summer, Jay-Z and 50 Cent will team for the Roc the Mic trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas. The tour will begin June 25 in Hartford In what is likely to be the biggest hip-hop tour of the summer, Jay-Z and 50 Cent will team…

  10. Sean Paul 'Busy' Ousting 50 Cent Single

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on Billboard's Hot 100. In making the 2-1 jump, Paul earns his first No. 1 on the main sin Thanks to a major boost in airplay, Sean Paul's …

  11. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  12. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES & TRACKS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Feat. Nate Dogg 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Feat. The Flipmode Squad 4. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 5. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Feat. Mike…

  13. Luther Vandross Recovering From Stroke

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winner Luther Vandross is recovering from a stroke, but it wasn't clear whether the R&B singer's motor skills have been impaired, his spokesperson said. Vandross, who turns 52 on Sunday (Ap Grammy-winner Luther Vandross is recovering from a stroke, but it wasn't…

  14. THE HOT 100

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Ignition , R. Kelly 3. Get Busy , Sean Paul 4. When I'm Gone , 3 Doors Down 5. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg News Nate Dogg , Sean Paul , R. Kelly …

  15. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, 3EB, Andy Partridge The upcoming Limp Bizkit album could be receiving yet another facelift, according to a post from frontman Fred Durst on the group's official Web site . Durst indicates that the group may scrap some or all of the 19 songs originally intended for…

  16. 50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip…

  17. Tha Row Removed From Wrongful-Death Suit

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tha Row Records has been removed as a defendant in a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles. Tha Row Records has been removed as a defendant in a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles, Billboard Bulletin reports. The complaint was filed by Carolyn…

  18. Tha Row Hit With Wrongful-Death Suit

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The mother of a Los Angeles woman allegedly killed and partially eaten by aspiring Texas rapper Antron Singleton (aka Big Lurch) has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Tha Row Records and others. The mother of a Los Angeles woman allegedly killed and partially eaten by aspiring Texas…

  19. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and likely sit down with Jay for a chat about her…

  20. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

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