1. 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…

  2. Country Acts Do Their 'Share' Vs. Substance Abuse

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists who took part in the recording of the feature song for a disc that will benefit drug and alcohol treatment p Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists…

  3. Limp Bizkit Nabs Trio Of MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit rolled on with three key victories at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001, presented last night (Nov. 8) at Frankfurt's Festhalle, Billboard Bulletin reports. Fred Durst's nu-metal outfit was Limp Bizkit rolled on with three key victories at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001…

  4. 'Concert for New York City' CD Due

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, will be released as a two-CD set Nov. 27 by Columbia. A VHS/DVD will follow on an as-yet-undetermined date The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20…

  5. Borland Regroups In Eat The Day

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has christened his new band Eat The Day, also the name of a preset effect on one of his keyboards. The band's lineup -- Borland, his brother Scott on guitar, K Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has christened his new band Eat The Day, also…

  6. Kelly, Keys Anchor 'Ali' Soundtrack

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will anchor the Interscope soundtrack to "Ali," Columbia Pictures' upcoming bio-pic of boxer Muhammad Ali, starring Will Smith. Two new cuts from R&B artists R. Kelly and a third from Alicia Keys will…

  7. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  8. Bravo To Look Inside 'Musicians'

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Bravo cable network will see whether its "Inside the Actors Studio" interview format translates to the world of music with "Musicians," an hour long music-themed interview show to launch next year The Bravo cable network will see whether its "Inside the Actors…

  9. Cracker's 'Forever' Due In January

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Cracker's fifth studio album, "Forever," will be released Jan. 29 via Backporch/Virgin Records. According to the band's official Web site, the set was originally planned for an October release, but wa Cracker's fifth studio album, "Forever," will be released…

  10. Gorillaz, Fatboy Tops At Billboard VMAs

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" (Parlophone/Virgin) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) were the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards, present With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood…

  11. Escape

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With Escape—and its first hit, the undeniably charming "Hero"—Iglesias permanently shakes off the media-driven notion that he's merely riding papa Julio's platinum coattails into public With Escape—and its first hit, the undeniably charming "Hero"—Iglesias…

  12. 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…

  13. U2, DMB Lead My VH1 Award Nominations

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with six mentions each, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani came in second with five nomi U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with…

  14. All-Star Album Features New Harrison Track

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his much-publicized battle with cancer will be featured on "Small World Big Band," the new album by British musician and broadcaster J George Harrison's first composition and recording since beginning his…

  15. Tony Bennett Plans Promotional Blitz

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional appearances surrounding his new Columbia album "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," due Tuesday (Nov. 6) from RPM/Col Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional…

  16. Hope Sandoval Breaks 'Bread'

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval clearly doesn't like doing interviews. In New York to talk about her new solo album, "Bavarian Fruit Bread" -- released Oct. 23 by Rough Trade/Sanctuary, and credited t Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval clearly doesn't like doing interviews.…

  17. Slayer Not Liable For Teen's Murder

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A California Superior Court judge has ruled that heavy metal band Slayer, along with the music industry, cannot be held liable in the July 22, 1995, murder of a 15-year-old girl by three teenage boys, A California Superior Court judge has ruled that heavy metal band Slayer, along with the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  19. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…

  20. Hip-Hop Stars Turn Out For 'Monster Jam'

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST The FleetCenter in Boston welcomed a number of today's biggest hip-hop acts to town last night (Oct. 29) as radio station WJMN (Jam'n 94.5) hosted Monster Jam 2001. The event, sold-out well in advance The FleetCenter in Boston welcomed a number of today's biggest hip-hop acts…

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