1. Billboard Bits: Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce Hard rock supergroup Tomahawk and Canadian rock outfit the Tea Party are the latest acts confirmed to appear at a portion of dates on the 10th annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. They join previously announced performers System…

  2. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan London prosecutors said today (Nov. 19) they are dropping criminal charges against Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai, who was accused of attacking a photographer outside a nightclub. Kay, 31, had pleaded innocent to charges that he smashed camera…

  4. Can Guitarist Michael Karoli Dies

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can, died Saturday at the age of 53. Although a cause of death is not yet known, bandmate Holger Czukay reports Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can…

  5. Rare Beatles Interview Sells For $10,000

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview -- bought for $5 at a flea market -- sold for $10,400 at an online auction. A U.S. man identified only as "an avid record and music memorabilia collector" A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview -- bought for $5 at a flea market --…

  6. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  7. Pioneer Awards Honor R&B Artists

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye, Brian Holland finds it a bit strange to be honored at the 12th annual R&B Pioneer Award Despite being one-third of the Motown team that wrote hits for the Supremes, the Four Tops,…

  8. George Strait Takes 'The Road Less Traveled'

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled." So the obvious opening question for the reticent Strait -- whose represen George Strait is in a talkative mood, as he considers the Nov. 6 release of his…

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST <B>NOVEMBER 5</B> NOVEMBER 5 The Hughleys, UPN Featured Artists - Lil' Romeo MTV Presents Alien Ant Farm and Pressure 4-5 Live from Denver, MTV Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5 NOVEMBER 6 1 Giant Leap, MTV2 Featured Artists - Brian Eno/Moebius/Roedelius, Ram Dass/Amazing Grace,…

  10. Billboard Bits: American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more American Head Charge guitarist Dave Rogers was arrested Wednesday after playing a set completely nude during the Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Rogers was arrested backstage for public…

  11. Madonna Nets 'Immaculate' RIAA Diamond

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST With the release of her second greatest hits set just around the corner, Madonna's 1990 Warner Bros. compilation "The Immaculate Collection" has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of With the release of her second greatest hits set just around the corner,…

  12. Cooper's Haunted House Is A Hit

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the last room at Alice Cooper's haunted house, where a chainsaw-wielding maniac chases screaming customers onto the street, there's a "wall of shame." A cell phone, beeper, glasses, and some jewelr In the last room at Alice Cooper's haunted house, where a chainsaw…

  13. Q Awards Honor U.K.'s Finest

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST The uniquely British Kate Bush received a rapturous welcome today (Oct. 29) at the 12th annual Q awards in London, honored in the category of classic songwriter by readers of the U.K. music magazine. The uniquely British Kate Bush received a rapturous welcome today (Oct. 29) at the 12th…

  14. Indie Rockers Beef Up Indie Film Soundtrack

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack to the independent film "Dean Quixote," due out Nov. 20, appropriately, via indie label spinART. The set includes songs by Beachwood Spa A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack to the…

  15. Star-Studded 'What's Going On' Disc Due

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of Marvin Gaye's classic single "What's Going On" will be released Oct. 30 via Columbia. Originally lanned for release tomorrow (Oct. A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of…

  16. Sean Lennon Signs With Capitol

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut albu Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to…

  17. Jackson Completes Charity Single

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new single he hopes will raise $50 million for relief organizations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the artists who Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new…

  18. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  19. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  20. Billboard Bits: Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records R&B singer/songwriter Brian McKnight will premiere a one-hour concert special Oct. 21 on the Oxygen cable television network. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the previously taped "Up Close and Personal With Brian McKnight" will be hosted by…

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