1. 'Driving Rain' Falls For McCartney In November

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain," is set for a Nov. 13 release in North America via Capitol, a spokesperson for the former Beatle confirms. As McCartney told Billboard Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain,…

  2. Indie Stars Sign On For All Tomorrow's Parties

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival has begun to take shape, with Shellac serving as the musical curators. This year's event will be held April 19-21 and Apri The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean Arista's release of "Kamaal the Abstract" by rapper Kamaal (who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest) has been bumped from Oct. 23 to January. According to a label spokesperson, the artist is in the midst of…

  4. Beatles Hotel To Open In Liverpool

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beatles fans with a ticket to ride will soon be able to book themselves into Liverpool's Hard Day's Night Hotel. The hotel, scheduled to open in 2003, will feature 120 rooms, each with a mural relatin Beatles fans with a ticket to ride will soon be able to book themselves into…

  5. Billboard Bits: Janet, System of a Down, Blind Melon

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, System of a Down, Blind Melon A bout with the flu has forced Janet Jackson to postpone two more shows on her All for You tour: last night's (Aug. 7) performance in Indianapolis and tonight's scheduled stop in Pittsburgh. The Indianapolis date has been rescheduled for…

  6. McCartney Engaged To Heather Mills

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle who lost his first wife Linda to cancer three years ago, is engaged to be married to Heather Mills, an activist for the disabled. McCartney, 59, proposed on Monda Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle who lost his first wife Linda to cancer three years…

  7. The Anglo Files

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Essential Festival proves to be one of Britain's best; plus Maize, Danny Tenaglia, and Thomas Brinkmann. Essential Viewing In 2001, Essential's trademark "dance and roots" policy once again helped the festival prove itself to be amongst the most discerning Britain has…

  8. 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…

  9. MTV Movie Awards Add Categories, Weezer To Lineup

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so? Fans are being asked to decide just that in one of the four new categories added to the 10th annual MTV Movie Awards, taking place What was the "best music moment" in the films of the last year or so?…

  10. Along for the Ride

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. He has gathered a stellar group of guest art-ists and scattered them throughout 13 tracks…

  11. McCartney Discusses Land Mines With Powell

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney pushed for the worldwide eradication of land mines during a meeting yesterday (April 19) with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in Washington, D.C., but evidently made no headway on Paul McCartney pushed for the worldwide eradication of land mines during a meeting yesterday …

  12. Guided By Voices Return To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  13. Guided By Voices Returns To Form On 'Isolation Drills'

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed, the 43-year-old front man of Dayton, Ohio-based underground icons Guided by Voices has been singlehandedly trying to resurrect the glory d Rock'n'roll runs deep through Robert Pollard's veins. Indeed,…

  14. Billboard Bits: CFF, Fuel, Raffi, Nona Gaye

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Cambridge Folk Festival, Raffi, Fuel, Billy Gilman, Asleep At The Wheel, Nona Gaye Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman&…

  15. Billboard Bits: Violator, GBV, Fantastic Plastic Machine

    March 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, Violator, Q-Tip, Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Fantastic Plastic Machine New music from LL Cool J, Maxwell, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott with Ja Rule is due for inclusion on "Violator The Album: V2.0," the…

  16. The Ango Files

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Anglo Files is a weekly European dance music column by Billboard.com Senior Editor/Europe Chucky Thomas. MOONFACE -- DIGWEED'S NEW PROTEGE: Ever had that paranoid feeling that everybody's talking about you? Southampton based deep house producer Phil Thompson -- aka Moonface --…

  17. Paul McCartney On His Not-So-Silly Love Songs

    March 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Now seems an apt moment once again to listen to what the man said. In an era marked by cynicism and rife with pop music that melds misogyny and other bigotries with seductive beats, it's instructive t Now seems an apt moment once again to listen to what the man said. In an era marked by…

  18. It's Official: Busta Signs With J

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST As tipped here in December, Clive Davis' J Records has confirmed that it has signed rapper Busta Rhymes and will distribute his Flipmode Entertainment imprint, which includes Rah Digga and the Flipmod As tipped here in December, Clive Davis' J Records has confirmed that it has…

  19. Punk All-Stars Revisit The '60s0

    February 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have reactivated the side project Me First And The Gimme Gimmes to release their third covers album, "Blow In The Wind," March 20 on Fa Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have…

  20. Although the free t-shirt read "Who the fuck is St

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although the free t-shirt read "Who the fuck is Stephen Malkmus," it was clear the sold-out crowd on hand at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night (Jan. 25) knew the answer. ? Although the free t-shirt read "Who the fuck is Stephen Malkmus," it was clear the sold-out…

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