1. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean Arista's release of "Kamaal the Abstract" by rapper Kamaal (who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest) has been bumped from Oct. 23 to January. According to a label spokesperson, the artist is in the midst of…

  3. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

  4. Blues Foundation Postpones Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime achievement awards to singer/guItarist Buddy Guy and Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, Billboard Bulletin reports. T The Blues Foundation has postponed until fall 2002 the presentation of its lifetime…

  5. Billboard Bits: Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Diamond Rio, M. Jackson, J. Winter Country act Diamond Rio will host its 10th annual the Rio @ Hermitage celebrity golf tournament Sept. 11 in Old Hickory, Tenn., outside of Nashville. Among those slated to take part are fellow country artists Trace Adkins and Larry Stewart, comedian…

  6. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  7. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

  8. Blue Gardenia

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Etta James, whose voice is surely a force of nature—and whose soul-belting R&B style is a national treasure—has always had a hit-or-miss relationship with standards. Etta James, whose voice is surely a force of nature—and whose soul-belting R&B style is a national treasure—has always…

  9. Ghost World

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic feature debut with his record-collecting heart on his sleeve. Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic…

  10. Hot Product

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Maxwell, Nathan Larson, Tom McRae, Bill Janovitz, Robbie Fulks, and more. 'Now' Or Never Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more…

  11. Jamiroquai Steps Out In '2001'

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's a few weeks before the Sept. 11 release of Jamiroquai's fifth Epic effort, "2001: A Funk Odyssey," and group mastermind Jay Kay feels he has something to prove. "No stone can be left unturned for It's a few weeks before the Sept. 11 release of Jamiroquai&…

  12. Connick Plans 2 Albums, Play, Film

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr. has a busy fall ahead of him. Along with the simultaneous release of a solo piano album and a disc of Hollywood showtunes recorded with his big band and orchestra, the artist has con Harry Connick Jr. has a busy fall ahead of him. Along with the simultaneous release of a…

  13. A Break From the Norm

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature big-beat electronic anthems? If so, A Break From the Norm should be in your collection. Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature…

  14. My World

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a lot to work with. Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a lot to work with. Thomson co-wrote eight of…

  15. Return to Homeland

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Judging from his past four discs, self-taught pianist/composer George Skaroulis certainly knows how to create music that is as soothing as it is inspirational. Return to Homeland (like its predecessor Judging from his past four discs, self-taught pianist/composer George Skaroulis certainly…

  16. 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…

  17. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

  18. Suit Against James Brown Proceeds

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Aug. 16) refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against music legend James Brown by a former employee who claims the singer fired her because she turned down his demands for sex. Brown' A judge yesterday (Aug. 16) refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against music legend…

  19. Wilco Freed From Reprise, Plans Short Tour

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Chicago rock outfit Wilco has officially confirmed its split with Reprise Records after three studio albums. The band will retain the rights to the recently completed album As tipped here last month , Chicago rock outfit Wilco has officially confirmed its split with…

  20. Woodstock Anniversary Plans Scrapped

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A planned celebration of Woodstock's 32nd anniversary in Bethel, N.Y., near the original concert site has been scrapped. Organizer Jim Cutler said he faced roadblocks for this weekend's planned three- A planned celebration of Woodstock's 32nd anniversary in Bethel, N.Y., near…

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