1. No Distractions

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. In recent years, the Southern gospel music community has lost some of its best-loved talents, among them Rex Nelon, Glen Payne, and J.D. Sumner. For…

  2. Loeb Cooks Up 'Cake And Pie'

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, "Cake and Pie," which is due for a Feb. 26 release via A&M/Interscope. It's Loeb's first album since 1998's "Firecracker," which peaked at No Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has completed a new album, …

  3. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of…

  4. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  5. Backstage At The My VH1 Awards: Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Blige, Sting

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Backstage comments at the My VH1 Awards from Dave Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Mary J. Blige, and Sting. Although the band's RCA album "Everyday" resulted in the must have album honor at last night's (Dec. 2) My VH1 Music Awards, Dave Matthews said backstage that the group…

  6. Love, Shelby

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Love, Shelby opens with "Trust Me," which Lynne begins by whispering the words "faith" and "hope" as a piano gently plays. Love, Shelby opens with "Trust Me," which Lynne begins by whispering the words "faith" and "hope" as a piano…

  7. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  8. Laundry Service

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST After five Spanish-language albums (including MTV Unplugged), Colombian pop/rock diva Shakira makes her English-language debut with the vibrant Laundry Service. After five Spanish-language albums (including MTV Unplugged), Colombian pop/rock diva Shakira makes her English-language debut with…

  9. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  10. Billboard Bits: Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton Hard rock outfit Sevendust will be featured in a special, "Live Animosity," that begins airing Tuesday (Oct. 30) on MTV2. The show sports live concert footage shot recently in Gainesville, Fla., as well as video clips and backstage…

  11. Cypress Hill's Smoke Out Hits More Snags

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded the lineup for the Los Angeles show instead. Cancellation of the San Francisco date, which was scheduled fo Cypress Hill has canceled the San Francisco date of its Smoke Out festival, and has expanded…

  12. Manilow Bolts Arista For Concord

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After 25 years with Arista Records, Barry Manilow has signeda new recording contract with Concord Records. The move signifies not only a major shift for the singer, but also a new direction for the re After 25 years with Arista Records, Barry Manilow has signeda new recording contract with…

  13. Hot Product

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Bjork, Brian McKnight, and more. We're Not In 'Iowa' Anymore Few groups have anything in common with Roadrunner hardcore nonet Slipknot, which, in the three years since emerging from the very definition of the middle of…

  14. Shelby Lynne Brings 'Love' In November

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island/Def Jam album, "Love, Shelby." The 13-song set was produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) an Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island…

  15. Holiday Disc Benefits Deaf Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't," a multi-artist recording based on the National Theatre of the Deaf's (NTD) staging of Ogden Nash's epic holi Christmas is coming early this year with the release of "The…

  16. Black Crowes Expand Fall Tour Plans

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have expanded their fall North American tour itinerary, which kicks off Saturday (Aug. 25) in Green Bay, Wis., and will wrap Oct. 27 at New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival. The group, The Black Crowes have expanded their fall North American tour itinerary, which kicks off…

  17. Deftones, Busta Join Cypress Hill's Smoke Out

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The initial slate of acts for Cypress Hill's fourth annual Smoke Out festival, which this year will play dates outside of Southern California for the first time, includes hard rock act the Deftones, r The initial slate of acts for Cypress Hill's fourth annual Smoke Out festival,…

  18. Jay Bennett Exits Wilco

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements over the group's new album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Wilco has now hit another rough patch, as songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Having just parted ways with Reprise Records in the wake of disagreements…

  19. Backstreet Tour Delayed Again

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys expect to resume the group's Black & Blue World Tour 2001 slightly later than originally planned, following band member AJ McLean's completion of treatment for depression and a The Backstreet Boys expect to resume the group's Black & Blue World Tour…

  20. Live Boasts New Attitude On 'V'

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Live's new album "V" (due Sept. 18 via Radioactive/MCA) is the group's most musically aggressive in its 15-year history. While Live's music and lyrics have always had a full-throttled intensity, "V" h The often spiritual, always intelligent music of Live…

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