1. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  2. Come With Us

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the greatest voice of qawwali music at the time of his death in 1997. Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali…

  3. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Linkin Park, Midwikid, ABBA Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Diana Krall, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, and pianist Richard Joo will pay tribute to Billy Joel at the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year awards dinner, to be held Feb. 25 at the…

  4. Patti Smith Gets Anthologized

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from h Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation…

  5. 311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in S Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international…

  6. Nappy Roots Pay Homage To Southern Heritage

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is seeing the light of day. The sextet's long-awaited debut, "Watermelon, Chicken, and Gr Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based…

  7. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  8. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Jay Kay, Spacey/Dench, Billy Corgan London prosecutors said today (Nov. 19) they are dropping criminal charges against Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai, who was accused of attacking a photographer outside a nightclub. Kay, 31, had pleaded innocent to charges that he smashed camera…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. R.E.M. Returns To Athens For Secret Show

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taking the stage at the Georgia Theatre in front of a less-than-packed house that had come R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday…

  14. Fugazi Continues 'The Argument'

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On the surface, it may look like Fugazi has slowed down. The esteemed punk icons are touring less than they ever have, and have only released two new studio albums -- 1995's "Red Medicine" and 1998's On the surface, it may look like Fugazi has slowed down. The esteemed…

  15. Jamiroquai's Jay Kay Denies Assault Charges

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal damage following an alleged fight with a photographer. The 31-year-old artist is accused of smashing camera Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal…

  16. Billboard Bits: Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jamiroquai, GBV, Sammy Hagar, COC Jay Kay, the lead singer of U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai, has been charged with common assault and criminal damage stemming from a fracas with a photographer in April, police said today (Oct. 4). Kay, 31, is due to appear Monday (Oct. 8) at Bow…

  17. A Funk Odyssey

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Epic EK 85954 Epic EK 85954 Jamiroquai is incredibly beloved by many around the world—especially throughout Europe, where its new album debuted at No. 1 in numerous markets. While the odds of this happening in this U.S. are (unfortunately) slim, fans of the Jay Kay-fronted outfit will find…

  18. Grateful Dead Lives Again On 12-CD Box Set

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored by Rhino/Warner Archive on Oct. 16, with the release of "Grateful Dead: The Golden Road (1965-1973)." The 12-CD boxed set will i As tipped here in June, the Grateful Dead's studio work will be honored…

  19. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  20. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

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