1. The Producers

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's tough to get a ticket to The Producers, Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical comedy. It's tough to get a ticket to The Producers, Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical comedy. Fortunately, the cast album captures most of the show's outrageous shtick. There's nothing…

  2. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Frampton and more

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Mary Wilson, Peter Frampton, and more. The performers for this year's MTV Movie Awards will include Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink, and Mya, and the Dave Matthews Band. The ladies will perform their cover of "Lady Marmalade," from the "…

  3. Fans Get First Crack At Blink-182 Summer Tour Tix

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop/punk trio's upcoming summer tour. Tour organizers have set aside half the tickets in all markets for the May 17- Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop…

  4. What Happens When Vic Chesnutt Is 'Left To His Own Devices'?

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Folky singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt says the first step in making his new album, "Left to his own Devices," was to start sorting through a big box of hundreds of cassettes carrying songs, song ideas, Folky singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt says the first step in making his new album, …

  5. Deftones/Godsmack Power Up For Tour

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT California hard rockers the Deftones will set off on a North American tour this summer with fellow heavy rock act Godsmack. The full itinerary is not yet confirmed, but dates currently begin July 13 i California hard rockers the Deftones will set off on a North American tour this summer with…

  6. Lucinda Williams Readies 'Essence'

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will on June 5 release her sixth album, "Essence," the follow-up to her Grammy-winning 1998 set "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road." To be issued by Universal's Lost Highw Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will on June 5 release her sixth…

  7. New Tom Petty Tour Details

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here last week, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added a second leg of U.S. tour dates to what was originally a 14-city West Coast trek. As first tipped here last week, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added a second leg of U.S. tour dates to what was originally a…

  8. Billboard Bits: Les Claypool, Ron Sexsmith, Starsailor

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Ron Sexsmith, and Starsailor. Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool is taking his new band, the Frog Brigade, out on the road this summer for a series of dates with ex-Grateful Dead principal Phil Lesh. The trek comes in support of the Frog Brigade&…

  9. Reunited Cult Kicks Off North American Tour In June

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the Cult will kick off a North American tour June 14 in Reno. The group will take Monster Magnet and Stabbing West Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the…

  10. Billboard Bits: Shaq/Kobe, Lee Roy Parnell, Slick Rick

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Lee Roy Parnell, and Slick Rick. Heads High Entertainment, a label founded by CEO Jerrod Washington and L.A. Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, is putting together an all-star cover of Kool & the Gang's "Cherish" to benefit the…

  11. Chambers, Amorosi Top Oz's APRA Nominations

    May 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kasey Chambers and Vanessa Amorosi lead the nominees for this year's Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards, to be handed out May 28 in Sydney, Billboard Bulletin reports. Both are up Kasey Chambers and Vanessa Amorosi lead the nominees for this year's Australasian…

  12. Radiohead Confirms More North American Dates

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has tacked on 11 more dates to its North American tour schedule in support of "Amnesiac," due June 5 from Capitol and a day earlier internationally. As previously reported, the first leg of Radiohead has tacked on 11 more dates to its North American tour schedule in…

  13. Geri Halliwell Earns Fourth U.K. No. 1

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The combination of a box-office smash and a 1980s disco anthem gave Geri Halliwell her fourth solo No. 1 single in the U.K. yesterday (May 6). Her cover of "It's Raining Men," from the Mercury soundtr The combination of a box-office smash and a 1980s disco anthem gave Geri…

  14. Tom Petty Adds 35 U.S. Tour Dates

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added some 35 dates across the U.S. to what was originally a 14-city West Coast tour, Billboard Bulletin reports. The tour begins May 9, 2001 at Gill Coliseum in Corva Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have added some 35 dates across the U.S. to what was…

  15. Bright Eyed Joy: Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the first disc devoted entirely to his music—spare, piano-driven works that blur the line between opera and a Composer Ricky Ian Gordon's songs have been widely recorded, but Bright Eyed Joy is the…

  16. Not That Kind

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After garnering critical and commercial success overseas, Anastacia finally hits stateside with her Daylight/Epic debut. After garnering critical and commercial success overseas, Anastacia finally hits stateside with her Daylight/Epic debut. Not That Kind, originally scheduled for release…

  17. Fly Away From Here and Just Push Play

    May 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT These two tracks from Aerosmith's platinum Just Push Play epitomize the longstanding band's sound at this stage of the game: old-school rock enlivened with modern production values on one hand and sup These two tracks from Aerosmith's platinum Just Push Play epitomize the…

  18. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  19. Madonna Cancels Tour Openers In Germany

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has canceled June 5-6 concerts in Cologne, Germany, the first scheduled stop of her Drowned World Tour, blaming a technical snafu. The international star will instead inaugurate the tour June Madonna has canceled June 5-6 concerts in Cologne, Germany, the first scheduled stop of her…

  20. May Brings New Album, Tour For Cray

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home," on May 15 through Rykodisc. It's the contemporary blues group's 12th studio album and second for the label. A U.S. tour behind the St The Robert Cray Band will release a new album "Shoulda Been Home,…

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