1. Merchant Builds Her Own 'House'

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Merchant giggles while recalling the low expectations she and her former bandmates in 10,000 Maniacs had for their debut release. "[But] it sold more copies than there were people in our hometown. And we were so impressed by that,…

  2. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,000 Maniacs with a two-disc set compiling the…

  3. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey The Pixies will be the subject of a nine-track collection of rarities due July 9 from spinART. Consisting of the remnants of the same 1987 recording session that yielded the band's seminal debut, "Come On Pilgrim," the self-titled disc will…