1. Pull My Chain

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith is no rookie, but his efforts on DreamWorks have taken him to a new level. This album finds him more confident and adventurous than ever. Toby Keith is no rookie, but his efforts on DreamWorks have taken him to a new level. This album finds him more confident and adventurous than…

  2. Poll: Electronic Music's Stateside Appeal Will Expand

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although electronic music is increasingly tapped for use in mainstream advertising, and its presence in the U.S. market place increases, it will be some time before it achieves the widespread populari Although electronic music is increasingly tapped for use in mainstream advertising, and its…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A recap of late R&B star Aaliyah's chart performance, and a look at R&B acts who debuted in the 1960s who appear on the charts today, plus stories on Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. IN TRIBUTE: It was just a little over seven years ago that a young R&B singer by…

  4. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  5. Art Imitates Life For Judas Priest Frontman

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In Tim "Ripper" Owens' surreal world, life provides many surprises. It wasn't long ago he literally went from cover band singer to frontman of Judas Priest, replacing Rob Halford. Now, his improbable In Tim "Ripper" Owens' surreal world, life provides many…

  6. 'Now' Is The Time For Maxwell At No. 1

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" (Columbia), after selling 296,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, to earn his first-ever No. 1 album. The R&B singer's collect Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" …

  7. Cuban Music Groups Canceled In Florida

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Three Florida theaters have canceled upcoming performances by Cuban music groups Cubanismo! and Irakere amid threats of protest from anti-Castro Cuban-Americans. The cancellations come just a week aft Three Florida theaters have canceled upcoming performances by Cuban music groups Cubanismo!…

  8. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  9. A Quixotic Venture: Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook Goes Solo

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," via his own Quixotic Records, the former Squeeze frontman sings about going it alone in today's marketplace: "I'm pushing out the boat/ On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut via his own Quixotic…

  10. Fans Remember Aaliyah At Detroit Vigil

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Aaliyah's music played in the background as hundreds gathered in Detroit last night (Aug. 27) near her former high school for a candlelight vigil to remember the singer killed in a plane crash. As pre Aaliyah's music played in the background as hundreds gathered in Detroit last…

  11. Jane's Addiction Tour Taking Shape

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction's oft-delayed fall Jubilee tour is finally taking shape, with two New York-area shows due to go on sale this weekend. According to a source, the tour will kick off Oct. 2 in Worcester Jane's Addiction's oft-delayed fall Jubilee tour is finally taking shape…

  12. Our Lady Peace Tops MuchMusic Nominations

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With eight nods, Our Lady Peace leads the nominations for the 2001 MuchMusic Video Awards, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Canadian rock group's "In Repair" video garnered nominations for best video, With eight nods, Our Lady Peace leads the nominations for the 2001 MuchMusic…

  13. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  14. First Titles Named To Latin Grammy Hall Of Fame

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Santana ("Oye Como Va"), Joao Gilberto ("Chega da Saudade"), Javier Solis ("Sabor a Mi"), and Astor Piazzolla ("Adios Nonino") are Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim…

  15. Aaliyah Plane Crash Probe Widens

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The investigation into the plane crash that killed 22-year-old singer Aaliyah and eight others in the Bahamas widened as U.S. officials said they would help determine what caused the plane to go down The investigation into the plane crash that killed 22-year-old singer Aaliyah and eight…

  16. Update: Aaliyah Killed In Bahamas Plane Crash

    August 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died Saturday (Aug. 25) when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, authorit R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died Saturday (Aug. 25) when a small plane that was to…

  17. Ghost World

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic feature debut with his record-collecting heart on his sleeve. Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic…

  18. Heart and Soul

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of the darkest, most volatile of British post-punk outfits, Joy Division—which ceased to exist wi Perhaps oddly, the ebullient if existentially minded dance-pop of New Order rose from the ashes of…

  19. Merchant Wrapping Up 'Motherland'

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra solo album, "Motherland." The set is being produced by T-Bone Burnett ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and features a backing ban Natalie Merchant is eyeing a November release date for her third Elektra…

  20. Jackson Becomes 'Invincible' In October

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last week, Michael Jackson's first studio album in six years will be released Oct. 30 in the U.S. and Canada, and a day earlier internationally. Titled "Invincible," the Epic album will As tipped here last week , Michael Jackson's first studio album in six…

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