1. Wilco Signs With Nonesuch

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock outfit Wilco has signed with Nonesuch Records for the release of its fourth album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." While details of the deal will be announced sometime next week, Nonesuch is eyei Chicago rock outfit Wilco has signed with Nonesuch Records for the release of its…

  2. George Michael Eyeing Universal U.K.

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new single in the first quarter, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. It is understood that the deal contains an opti Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new…

  3. Billboard Licenses Charts To Pressplay

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Billboard has licensed its chart archives to online music service pressplay. Under the deal, the subscription service will feature Billboard charts in 11 categories, dating back to 1955. It's the firs Billboard has licensed its chart archives to online music service pressplay. Under the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Fu Manchu, Warren Haynes Performing his first concert in New York since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Bob Dylan left no doubt last night (Nov. 19) about his fondness for the Big Apple and its citizens. As he finished his nearly two-hour set, Dylan addressed the Madison…

  5. Scorsese, PBS Working On Six-Part Blues Series

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part series that will air on PBS in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. A source says that unlike recent PBS series such as "Ken Burns Jazz" and Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part…

  6. Update: 'Prankster' Ken Kesey Dies

    November 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed against authority in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and orchestrated an LSD-fueled bus ride that helped immortalize the era, died Satu Ken Kesey, a central figure of the psychedelic '60s who railed…

  7. 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  9. Garbage, New Order Plan 'Big Day Out'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Details for the 2002 edition of Australia's biggest music festival, Big Day Out are beginning to come together. The initial lineup is set to include electronic music stars Prodigy, New Order, and the Details for the 2002 edition of Australia's biggest music festival, Big Day Out are…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin Bonnie Raitt has pleaded guilty to trespassing charges from an anti-logging protest at a wood products company. The singer and 16 other activists from the Rainforest Action Network were arrested July 25 on disorderly conduct charges after refusing to…

  11. Lennon Tribute Rescheduled, Renamed, Rededicated

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., will be broadcast live Oct. 2 from New York's Radio City Music Hall. Newly d TNT's John Lennon tribute concert, postponed in the wake of last week&…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. The Crystal Method Plan Crazed 'Tweekend'

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Who says you can't be all things to all people? Not the Crystal Method. The Los Angeles-based duo has heated its cauldron of rock, hip-hop, and electronica alongside Limp Bizkit on the Family Values t Who says you can't be all things to all people? Not the Crystal Method. The Los…

  16. Hot Product

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Blue Cantrell, Bilal, Sam Phillips, the Crystal Method, and more. 'Blu' In The Face For Arista newcomer Blu Cantrell, a serious car accident involving her sister opened the door to a musical career. The Providence, R.I., native went with her family to…

  17. Streisand, Springsteen Specials Among Emmy Noms

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox television and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's HBO special "Live in New York City" each pulled down six nominations for the 2001 Emmy Awards, Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox…

  18. Everlys, Jennings Among Dozen Country Hall Inductees

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Waylon Jennings, and "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson are among 12 acts to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Also to be inducted during a dinner O The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Waylon Jennings, and "Whisperin'…

  19. Marsalis Family To Honor Louis Armstrong

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One of the most distinguished families in jazz will pay tribute to its patriarch, alongside one of the founding fathers of jazz itself, Louis Armstrong. The benefit concert, "Satchmo to Marsalis: A Tr One of the most distinguished families in jazz will pay tribute to its patriarch,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Shyne, STP, Cheap Trick

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News from Sean Combs, Shyne, Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Swag A month after he was acquitted of charges he fired a gun in a Manhattan nightclub, Sean "Puffy" Combs went to Rikers Island to visit his protege who was jailed for the shooting, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow.…

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