1. Fire It Up

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is Perry's first album for Blind Pig, and he has made the most of the opportunity. This is Perry's first album for Blind Pig, and he has made the most of the opportunity. Having previously paid some lead guitar dues with the likes of Richie Havens, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson,…

  2. Weiland: STP Wanted To Make Double Album

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If the members of Stone Temple Pilots had their way, their forthcoming Atlantic album "Shangri-la Dee Da" would have been a two-CD set. Frontman Scott Weiland tells Billboard.com that longtime produce If the members of Stone Temple Pilots had their way, their forthcoming Atlantic…

  3. Ron Sexsmith Rocks Out On 'Blue Boy'

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron Sexsmith knew that his new album, "Blue Boy" (released June 5 by Cooking Vinyl/spinART), was going to be a significant depa As soon as he chose fellow singer/songwriter Steve Earle as co-producer, Ron…

  4. Bono Preaches Debt Relief To Harvard Grads

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating seniors to do their part to help poor people in Third World countries. "The debts of the father are now the debts of the so U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating…

  5. MTV Movie Awards Add Categories, Weezer To Lineup

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so? Fans are being asked to decide just that in one of the four new categories added to the 10th annual MTV Movie Awards, taking place What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so?…

  6. New Fugazi Album Slated For September

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal punk outfit Fugazi has finished recording tracks for its next studio album, and hopes to release the set in September via Dischord. A spokesperson confirms it will be Dischord's 130th release Seminal punk outfit Fugazi has finished recording tracks for its next studio album, and…

  7. Jim Lauderdale Delivers 'The Other Sessions'

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The Other Sessions," derives its title from the fact that it was recorded after the completion of his originally intended album last August. Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The…

  8. It's No Myth: Michael Penn Is Still Songwriting

    May 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband Michael Penn can be forgiven for wondering whatever happened to the latter singer/songwriter. Anyone lucky enough to catch any of the Acoustic Vaudeville tour stops of Aimee Mann and husband…

  9. Stone Temple Pilots Go To 'Shangri-La' In June

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock veterans Stone Temple Pilots will on June 26 release "Shangri-La Dee Da," their fifth studio album for Atlantic. Brendan O'Brien, who has produced all of STP's previous albums, was again b Modern rock veterans Stone Temple Pilots will on June 26 release "…

  10. Setzer Revisits The Trio With '68 Comeback Special

    April 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT He led the rockabilly revival as a member of three-piece hitmakers the Stray Cats in the 1980s, and in the '90s led the swing revival fronting the Brian Setzer Orchestra (BSO). Now, the tattooed and p He led the rockabilly revival as a member of three-piece hitmakers the Stray Cats in…

  11. Billboard Bits: Neil Finn, Creed, AC/DC

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and drummer Phil Selway, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, ex-Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, AC/DC, Creed, Scot Former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn's star-studded concert tomorrow…

  12. Finn Confirms All-Star Band For NZ Shows

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST As tipped here Friday, former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn is teaming up with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and members of Radiohead for a five-date run in Auckland, New Zealand, next month. As tipped here Friday, former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn is teaming up…

  13. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Neil Finn, Mixmaster Mike

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Neil Finn, James King, Kid Rock, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway. Mixmaster Mike, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Hank Wiliams Jr. Having just gone through a nasty breakup with model James King, Kid Rock says he's written all his "Get out of my…

  14. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  15. Living End 'Rolls On' With Aussie Punkabilly Sound

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s roc When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager…

  16. Radiohead To Tour North America This Summer

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will tour North America in support of its forthcoming Capitol album "Amnesiac," band members Colin and Ed O'Brien told a Los Angeles radio station yesterday (Feb. 20). According to the duo, Radiohead will tour North America in support of its forthcoming Capitol album …

  17. Chili Peppers Plug In For Charity Shows

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at two charity shows next month, a March 1 benefit for a substance abuse counselor in Los Angeles and a March 14 event for local charities in New York. The Gramm The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at two charity shows next month, a March 1 benefit…

  18. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Superchunk, Wyclef, and more

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Radiohead, Superhunk, Wyclef Jean, Run DMC, Pornosonic, Ron Jeremy. Radiohead's next Capitol album, "Amnesiac," will be released June 4 internationally. The band's North American press representatives could not be reached to comment on when the album will see the…

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