1. Chris Whitley Takes A New Stand

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and stared at least most of them down. Since his still-revered Columbia debut of 10 years ago, "Living With the Law," the T Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White Fox's popular TV series "Dark Angel," helmed by director James Cameron ("Titanic," "Terminator"), is said to be planning a soundtrack spinoff featuring music from its first and second seasons. Among…

  3. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove…

  4. Meet Lindsay Pagano

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia native Lindsay Pagano seems to have charmed all the right people, including former Beatle Paul McCartney, and Jude Cole, the producer of her album -- "Love & Faith & Inspiration," Not just anyone's music makes Paul McCartney dance. Lindsay Pagano begins her…

  5. Artists Band Together For Environmental Awareness

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, Moby, Phish's Trey Anastasio, James Taylor, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the artis Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Barenaked…

  6. Jackson Tribute Adds Destiny, Liza, Monica

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza Minnelli, have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York's Madison Square Gard R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza…

  7. Metallica's Hetfield In Rehab

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, has checked himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treament for alcoholism and other addictions," according to a s James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, has checked…

  8. Pricey Tix For Jackson's Star-Studded Tribute

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will be priced far above the range most fans are accustomed to, with the best seats in the house carrying a $2,500 p Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison…

  9. Lauded U.K. Star Craig David Is 'Born To Do It'

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5 million into Stateside success? That's the question facing Atlantic Records, as the label releases Craig David's "Born to Do It Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5…

  10. Eminem's Wife Charged With Drug Possession

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kimberly Mathers, the estranged wife of Detroit rapper Eminem, has been charged with drug possession after police say they found a bag with a "white powdery substance" in the back of a patrol car wher Kimberly Mathers, the estranged wife of Detroit rapper Eminem, has been charged…

  11. Etta James' 'Blue Gardenia' Blooms In August

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the Peaches, legendary vocalist Etta James will on Aug. 21 release her latest album, "Blue Gardenia." The Private Music collecti More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the first download-only song to chart on a Billboard chart, and on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. THE FUTURE IS HERE: You may or may not be old enough to remember where you were when the first 45 rpm single charted in Billboard, but write down today's…

  13. Hiatt Declares 'The Tiki Bar Is Open'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is Open." His second album for Vanguard Records, the set is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated "Crossing Muddy Waters," Hiatt's first acou John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is…

  14. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  15. American DJ Sanchez Overtakes U.K. Singles Chart

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.S. DJ Roger Sanchez is the latest denizen of clubland to go overground on the U.K. pop chart, after his single "Another Chance" (Defected) raced to No. 1 on the territory's singles chart yesterday ( U.S. DJ Roger Sanchez is the latest denizen of clubland to go overground on…

  16. Different Point of View

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Producer James Stroud is known as a savvy judge of commercial talent, and he brings those skills to bear on Rick Ferrell's debut. Producer James Stroud is known as a savvy judge of commercial talent, and he brings those skills to bear on Rick Ferrell's debut. Ferrell had a hand in…

  17. Okeeblow

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The success of Uncle Kracker's "Follow Me" single and his Double Wide disc widens the…

  18. On the Way to Love

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lauded voice behind such R&B/crossover hits as "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" teams with producer Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, Boney James, George Benson) on her 15th ou The lauded voice behind such R&B/crossover hits as "Baby, Come…

  19. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award,…

  20. Despite Calamities, Ivy Continues To Grow

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase insists that being dropped from the rosters of Atlantic and 550 Music/Epic Records was the best thing that ever happened to the New York-b It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase…

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