1. Boy George's More Protein Label Pacts With J-Bird

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George (real name: George O'Dowd), has pacted with the J-Bird Music Group for North American distribution and promotion of More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George …

  2. 'Jay & Silent Bob' Assemble Eclectic Soundtrack

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal soundtrack to director Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is turning out to be a wide-ranging compilation. Due out Aug. 14, th Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal…

  3. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Corgan/New Order, Slash

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, Billy Corgan, New Order, Slash The star-studded Michael Jackson concert originally set for Sept. 7 in New York will be broadcast this fall as a two-hour special on CBS, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event, which will celebrate Jackson's 30th anniversary as a…

  4. Spiritualized Prepare To 'Come Down'

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their long-anticipated new album, "Let it Come Down," due Sept. 11 via Arista. The album, the follow-up to 1997's acclaimed "Ladies and English trance rock mavens Spiritualized have completed work on their…

  5. The Other Sessions

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Often covered by other country artists, singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale has put together a sterling collection of stone country originals here, and he nails every one of them. Often covered by other country artists, singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale has put together a sterling collection of…

  6. Strait, Jackson Win Big At TNN Awards

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13) at the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards in Nashville, and shared three fan-voted awards with Alan J An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13)…

  7. Sampling Suit Targets Vast Array Of Industry Players

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michigan-based Bridgeport Music Group (comprising publishing companies Bridgeport Music and Southfield Music and label arms Westbound Records and Nine Records) has filed a copyright infringement suit Michigan-based Bridgeport Music Group (comprising publishing companies Bridgeport Music and…

  8. Vince Gill To Receive Career Achievement Honor

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. The June 13 awards show will be telecast live on both TNN and CMT from Na Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN &…

  9. Radiohead Adjusts North American Itinerary

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has tinkered with the itinerary for the second leg of its North American tour, which will now kick off with a newly announced July 30 show in Atlanta. Shows in Toronto (Aug. 3), Philadelphia Radiohead has tinkered with the itinerary for the second leg of its North American tour,…

  10. Cheb Mami Plans U.S. Trek

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July 11 in Washington, D.C. The <I>Rai</I>artist, who gained substantial international recognition for his hit duet with Sting, " Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July…

  11. Keep on Moving—The Best of

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While awaiting fave West African singer/songwriter AngÉlique Kidjo's new album (the label confirms that it's two-thirds complete), fans can feast on this sterling set. While awaiting fave West African singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo's new album (the label confirms that it&…

  12. Malpractice

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Consistency has always been the key for Redman. Throughout his nine-year career, the Newark, N.J. Consistency has always been the key for Redman. Throughout his nine-year career, the Newark, N.J., native has steadily nurtured his fan base with each solo album (Whut? Thee Album, Dare Iz a…

  13. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a…

  14. Pavarotti & Friends Sing For Refugees

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singers Tom Jones and Barry White performed under the stars last night (May 29) in Modena, Italy, to help Luciano Pavarotti raise money for Afghanistan refugees. The legendary Italian opera star also Singers Tom Jones and Barry White performed under the stars last night (May 29) in Modena,…

  15. Hot Product

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Brad Paisley, Air, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Goo Goo Dolls, and more. 'II' Times A Charm Brad Paisley seems to have been everywhere in the past two years. The 28-year-old West Virginia native has become the country industry's most acclaimed new artist,…

  16. RIAA Sues Aimster, Launch For Copyright Violation

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a copyright-infringement suit against peer-to-peer software developer AbovePeer Inc., which distributes Aimster, and its owner John Deep, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a copyright-infringement suit…

  17. Billboard Bits: Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons & more

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Compay Segundo, Russell Simmons, Squirrel Nut Zippers Cuban "sonero" Compay Segundo, 93, is recovering at home in Havana after being hospitalized for extreme fatigue and is unlikely to perform again, Billboard Bulletin reports. Segundo, who found world fame at the age of 89…

  18. McGraw, Chesney Acquitted On Assault Charges

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Tim McGraw was found innocent yesterday (May 23) of charges he assaulted a sheriff's deputy during a scuffle over a police horse. The Orchard Park, N.Y., jury also found fellow singer K Country singer Tim McGraw was found innocent yesterday (May 23) of charges he assaulted…

  19. McGraw, Chesney Take Stand In Assault Case

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in Orchard Park, N.Y., to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstand Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in…

  20. Nitty Gritty's McEuen Returns For Summer Tour

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country rock band for a handful of summer tour dates, as well as a fall Canadian tour supporting Alabama. The multi-in Founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen will reunite with the enduring country…

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