1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jim Lauderdale, Trace Adkins, and more

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jim Lauderdale, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Brand New Immortals, and more Jim Lauderdale, who has released critically acclaimed albums and written songs for George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless, will play George Jones in the stage musical ''Stand By Your Man: The…

  3. 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…

  4. Prince's Trust Celebrates 25 Years With Concert

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Top pop acts from the U.K., the U.S., and beyond took part in what's being called the biggest birthday party on record in London's Hyde Park yesterday (July 8), as 100,000 people attended the fourth a Top pop acts from the U.K., the U.S., and beyond took part in what's being…

  5. Iggy Pop Still Packs A Punch

    July 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his new disc, "Beat 'Em Up," Iggy Pop says he was looking to create a garage-rock album that was also "kind of a '70s revival, classic rock album." At the same time, Virgin was hungry for an albu It's almost 6 p.m., and Iggy Pop is midway through his…

  6. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Carter, Moke

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Aaron Carter, and Moke. Radiohead has added an Aug. 7 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to its U.S. tour itinerary. Tickets for the show, which like the rest of the tour will include Kid Koala and the Beta Band, will go on sale to the public…

  7. Beach Boys' Jardine Sues Bandmates

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4 million, claiming they excluded him from recent concerts, his attorney said. "Jardine claims he has been frozen out of Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4…

  8. Billboard Bits: John Lennon, Woody Allen, Crystal Method

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on John Lennon, Woody Allen, and the Crystal Method. Yoko Ono visited the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England, today to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband. The airport's new…

  9. 'Sounds Of Detroit' Lineup Announced

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As previously reported , Stevie…

  10. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  11. Leiber And Stoller Honored In London

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their careers at Hammersmith Apollo tonight (June 29) in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. The duo's classic songs Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are in London for a gala celebration of their…

  12. Yahoo! Lunches On Launch

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Inc. today (June 28) announced plans to acquire struggling online music company Launch Media. The acquisition would bring Launch's news, artist features, Webcasting, and streaming video content Yahoo! Inc. today (June 28) announced plans to acquire struggling online music company…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…

  14. Tilbrook Squeezes Out U.S., Oz Dates

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook has laid out a pair of brief tours in support of his first solo album, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook." Following a pair of U.K. dates with his band and one solo appear Squeeze mainstay Glenn Tilbrook has laid out a pair of brief tours in support of…

  15. Yazbek Jumps From 'Full Monty' to 'Damascus'

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Yazbek plans to use the notoriety he gained through "The Full Monty" -- even without winning a Tony -- to push "Damascus," the July 10 What Are Records? (W.A.R.?) release by his rock band, simpl When "The Producers" swept the Tony Awards June 3, one man…

  16. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…

  17. Mariah, McLachlan Get Remix Treatment

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has scored seven No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. If beat-savvy remixers David Morales and MJ Cole hav Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has scored seven No. 1…

  18. Blink-182 Opens At No. 1, Sugar Ray Debuts High

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The Billboard 200, ending Staind's three-week run at No. 1 to take the top spot with "Take off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA). The s Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The…

  19. Counting Crows Extend Summer Tour

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, originally covering only the West Coast, with 11 new dates. The trek kicks off July 6 in San Diego and will travel as far as North Carolina before closi Counting Crows have extended their summer tour, originally covering only the West Coast,…

  20. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

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