1. McBride's 'Greatest' Hit Stores

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" -- releases a "Greatest Hits" collection today Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  3. Wish

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Ruderman brings a refreshing brightness back to an industry consumed with dark, anti-melodic music. At times rousing…

  4. Love Proceeds With Court Case Vs. Universal

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A day after telling the California State Legislature a law locking musicians into recording contracts amounts to indentured servitude, rock star Courtney Love took her case to Superior Court yesterday A day after telling the California State Legislature a law locking musicians into recording…

  5. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept…

  6. Coldplay, Ash To Play U.K. Farm Aid

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Ash, Toploader, Reef, and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris are the first acts confirmed for the inaugural U.K. Farm Aid benefit, set for Oct. 27 at the 50,000-capacity Millennium Stadium i Coldplay, Ash, Toploader, Reef, and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris are the first acts…

  7. Classic Rockers Form Label/Web Venture

    September 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the Spencer Davis Group's namesake are among the 15 classic rock musicians who've joined together to form Rockforever.com. The venture incorporate Mountain's Leslie West, Starship's Mickey Thomas, and the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  9. 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.…

  10. Mercury Rev Creates An Upbeat, Mythic World

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing to accept that "monsters want souls" and "vampires want blood," as he sings on new single "Nite and Fog." These mythic images, not convent Mercury Rev lead singer Jonathan Donahue is perfectly willing…

  11. Bush's 'Golden State' Due Oct. 23

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Bush will on Oct. 23 release its Atlantic debut, "Golden State." The 12-track set, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Dandy Warhols), is led by the sing U.K. rock outfit Bush will on Oct. 23 release its Atlantic debut, "Golden…

  12. 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…

  13. TNT's Lennon Tribute Lineup Confirmed

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Reed, and Seal have been confirmed to perform at TNT's Sept. 20 "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon" concert. The artists join previously Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Reed, and Seal have…

  14. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara System Of A Down will precede the Sept. 4 release of its sophomore American Recordings album, "Toxicity," with a free concert in Hollywood, Calif., a day earlier. The show will begin at 5 p.m. PT in a parking lot across the street from…

  15. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Tabbed 5X Platinum

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive album "Celebrity" was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released on July 24, the album Last week, exactly 30 days after its release, 'N Sync's Jive…

  16. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  17. Shelby Lynne Brings 'Love' In November

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island/Def Jam album, "Love, Shelby." The 13-song set was produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) an Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Janet Jackson/America link, jumps to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and Five's U.K. chart feats. 'VENTURA' GOVERNS: The trio known as America had a couple of No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair.…

  19. Billboard Bits: Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Juanes, George Michael, Tenacious D Colombian pop rocker Juanes has been added to the list of performers for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes leads the nominations with seven, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. As…

  20. Brubeck Guides 'Piano Jazz' Onto TV

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is teaming up again with jazz great Dave Brubeck, but this time they're taking the show to television. Marian McPartland, the host of the award-winning The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is…

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