1. George Harrison Dies At 58

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual…

  2. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit,…

  3. 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,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More Michael Jackson will make his first-ever instore appearance at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event will also be broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." Jackson will…

  5. 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…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, & more

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, Boyz II Men, Greg Dulli, Lo Fidelity Allstars Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Monday (Oct. 29) in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug…

  7. HOLLAND AND ELVIN JONES

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ever-prolific avant-Americana guitarist Bill Frisell continues his Nonesuch odyssey with this trio that includes two jazz heavyweights: bassist Dave Holland (former Miles Davis band member and current Ever-prolific avant-Americana guitarist Bill Frisell continues his Nonesuch odyssey with…

  8. White Stripes Fend Off The Gap As Tour Nears

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although hotly hyped Detroit rock outfit the White Stripes did turn down an appearance in an advertisement for clothing retailer The Gap, the offer was nowhere near the estimated $1 million claimed in Although hotly hyped Detroit rock outfit the White Stripes did turn down an appearance in an…

  9. Dismemberment Plan Takes 'Change' On The Road

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Washington, D.C.-based indie rock outfit the Dismemberment Plan has lined up an 18-date European tour to coincide with the Oct. 23 release of its fourth Desoto album, "Change." The trek begins tomorro Washington, D.C.-based indie rock outfit the Dismemberment Plan has lined up an 18…

  10. Destiny's Child Calls Off European Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child has become the latest major artist to postpone a European tour in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The trek, which was set to begin Oct. 24 in Stockholm and run through a No Destiny's Child has become the latest major artist to postpone a European tour in…

  11. Kylie Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even…

  12. 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…

  13. Happy Traum

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Finally, one of Holland's finest products gets exported to the U.S. Finally, one of Holland's finest products gets exported to the U.S. The star Lowlands rock quintet Daryll-Ann's third full-length studio album—and second for Dutch indie-rock leader Excelsior Recordings,…

  14. Live Plugs In For Fall Headlining Trek

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its previously announced string of support dates on Jane's Addiction's Jubilee tour. The new dates come on the heels of th Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its…

  15. Kylie Bests Victoria On U.K. Singles Chart

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The "media war" between Kylie Minogue and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, played out in Britain's tabloid newspapers last week (despite a pronounced lack of animosity between the artists), resulted in a The "media war" between Kylie Minogue and Spice Girl Victoria…

  16. Weller Live Set Surveys Past Glories

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock veteran Paul Weller is in the midst of a busy round of activity in the lead-up to the British release of a live set containing material from throughout his career, which now spans 24 years o U.K. rock veteran Paul Weller is in the midst of a busy round of activity in the lead-up to…

  17. Persuaded—Live in D.C.

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. A classically…

  18. Staind Makes Mark On U.K. Chart

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 26) when its Flip/Elektra set "Break the Cycle" debuted at No. 1 -- despite the fact that the band has yet t U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart…

  19. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

  20. Chili Peppers Cancel Israeli Performance

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance later this month at Israel's Heat Wave Festival due to security fears, according to organizers. More than 15,000 tickets were already sold for the Aug. The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance later this month at Israel's Heat…

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