1. Billboard Bits: George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss George Strait is the latest artist to be added to the performance slate for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. He will also be honored with a Special Achievement Award during the event, acknowledging his impressive string of…

  2. Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of Love tour, a hometown gig at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, will be released as "Live in Seattle" in CD and SACD formats June 10 via A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of…

  3. Phish Hooks Next Four Live Releases

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra, due May 20. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/ Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra,…

  4. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for…

  5. Beck Plots Summer U.S. Tour

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beck has announced the first seven dates for his summer U.S. tour, beginning May 28 in Vienna, Va. Dashboard Confessional and the Black Keys will support on all dates. According to Dashboard's publici Beck has announced the first seven dates for his summer U.S. tour, beginning May 28 in…

  6. Kelly Clarkson Says Thanks On Debut Album

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and producers on her debut album, "Thankful," due April 15 from RCA. The "American Idol" queen is joined by fellow former competitor Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and…

  7. Ms. Dynamite Inks Deal With Pepsi U.K.

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ms. Dynamite has struck an agreement with Pepsi to spearhead a campaign to develop new music talent. Ms. Dynamite has struck an agreement with Pepsi to spearhead a campaign to develop new music talent, Billboard Bulletin reports. She takes over from pop singer Gareth Gates as the face of…

  8. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  9. Breaking & Entering

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Idlewild, Kem, Cradle Of Filth, and Pepe Aguilar. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll…

  10. 15ask

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Cher, "Verve//Remixed," and Queen Latifah. CHER AND CHER ALIKE Hi Keith, Cher's latest single, "When The Money's Gone," is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. Are there plans for a commercial…

  11. Clash Videos Rounded Up For 'Essential' DVD

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of last month's double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic has set a June 10 release date for "The Essential Clash DVD," Billboard.com has learned. On the heels of last month's double-disc " Essential Clash " retrospective…

  12. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  13. Madonna Takes 'Life' In Front Of The Cameras

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the s Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick…

  14. Queen Latifah To Host VH1 'Divas' Concert

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which will air live May 22 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mary J. Blige, Jewel, and Chaka Khan are among the first artists confirmed to perform, Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which…

  15. Sibling Mannings Team Up In Boomkat

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sibling acts and pop music have often gone hand in hand. DreamWorks recording act Boomkat looks to put its own spin on that tried-and-true formula with its debut, "boomkatalog.one." Due April 8, it is a collection of hip-hop-inspired…

  16. Toby Keith Is 'Flameworthy' Three Times Over

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held last night at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer Toby Keith's three wins topped the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards,…

  17. Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent…

  18. HOT RAP TRACKS

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Get Busy , Sean Paul 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  19. Smithereens Frontman Launches Subscription Service

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT the Smithereens, has founded Patrons & Artists Together, a boutique entertainment partnership meant to fund his recording and touring projects and reward participants with a unique music experienc New Jersey-based artist Pat DiNizio, lead singer/songwriter of the Smithereens, has founded…

  20. Rhino Vinyl To Revive Classic Format

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records will launch Rhino Vinyl, "an imprint dedicated to making classic recordings available again in the format of their original release," April 22 with three reissued Grateful Dead titles. L Rhino Records will launch Rhino Vinyl, "an imprint dedicated to making…

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