1. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind Marc Anthony and Destiny's Child are the latest performers to be added to the lineup for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. While Anthony will perform solo, Destiny's Child will join Alejandro Sanz at the Sept. 11 ceremony,…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: VMA, Doobie Awards, Folkways, Skyhooks

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a free Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and Dub Pistols concert, the Doobie Awards, Smithsonian Folkways Cuban releases, and Graeme "Shirley" Strachan. Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method, MJ Cole, and the Dub Pistols will play a free, all-ages concert Tuesday (Sept. 4) at…

  4. 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…

  5. Billboard Bits: Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the fund care of Merrily Newton at the Entertainment Industry Foundation, 11132 Ventura Blvd. Suite 401,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Billie Holiday, Betty Everett, and more Sony's Columbia Legacy imprint will celebrate the entire output of the known master recordings made during Billie Holiday's Columbia tenure with a 10-disc box set. Due Oct. 2, "Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia …

  7. Billboard Bits: Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt Train and Fuel will take a break from their current tours to perform as part of the Sam Adams/VH1 World Class Summer Jam Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Fleet Pavilion in Boston. Tickets to the event are only available through radio station giveaways…

  8. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins was hospitalized yesterday morning (Aug. 20). Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following the Foo'…

  9. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, and more

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, Cowboy Junkies, Fabrice Morvan Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, and Staind have been added to the performance line-up for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Spears, who also performed at last year's ceremonies, will debut a new song, "…

  10. Billboard Bits: Soribada, Innocence Mission, and more

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on South Korean download site Soribada, Innocence Mission, and a donation made by the estate of late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. The prosecutor's office of Seoul, South Korea, has indicted the operators of local peer-to-peer MP3 download site Soribada for…

  11. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer Although a spokesperson could not confirm any dates, sources tell Billboard.com that Weezer will kick off a long-awaited North American headlining tour Sept. 6, with fellow Interscope labelmates Cold supporting through Sept. 29. Weezer's lone…

  13. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Janet, Pras, and more Co-founders Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and a solo Dave Matthews are confirmed to perform alongside John Mellencamp at this year's Farm Aid benefit concert, set for Sept. 29 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Ind., just north of…

  14. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Cypress Hill, Dub Allstars

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Cypress Hill, Long Beach Dub Allstars Madonna has canceled a sold-out concert tonight (Aug. 3) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., due to laryngitis. The show, part of the Drowned World Tour, will not be rescheduled, but refunds will be offered to…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will narrate his life story as it is acted out by an improv troupe of eight actors and comedians on the debut episode of "Lifegame." Due to air Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on cable outlet TNN: The National Network,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee Hard rock act Papa Roach is asking its fans to submit material for a forthcoming DVD/home video, due this fall on DreamWorks. Anything from live bootleg footage to personal testimonials are welcome, and can be sent to the band at P.O. Box 691389, Los…

  17. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play The Wetlands Preserve, a staple of the New York music club scene for more than a decade, will close its doors for good on Sept. 15. The club blames "gentrification" in its Tribeca neighborhood for spiraling rent costs; the building "…

  18. Keys, David, Gorillaz Up For MTV2 Award

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are nominated for the inaugural MTV2 award, to be presented Sept. 6 at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are…

  19. Billboard Bits: DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge, Ice-T, Cracker Rapper/actor Ice-T will host the 16th annual DMC/Technics U.S. turntablist finals Aug. 24 at San Francisco's Club Townsend. The competition features 17 regional winners from qualifying competitions across America battling for the U.S.…

  20. Napster Gets OK To Resume Operations

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday (July 18) granted Napster's "emergency motion for a stay," putting on hold Judge Marilyn Hall Patel's order to ke In a surprise move, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San…

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