1. The Distance

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Twin team Evan & Jaron got off to a rousing start with the previous pop throwdown "Crazy for This Girl," which hit the top 15 on The Billboard Hot 100 and scored top five action at adult top 40. Twin team Evan & Jaron got off to a rousing start with the previous pop…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the O'Jays, Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. THEY LOVE MUSIC: A veteran act returns to Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with its highest-ranked album in just more than eight years. The O'Jays, favorite sons of Canton, Ohio, enter at No. 11 with…

  3. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, 'Volunteers,' Lil' Troy

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shania Twain, the 'Volunteers for America' benefit concerts, and rapper Lil' Troy. Shania Twain has readied two MCA home video releases for next month. The first, "The Platinum Collection DVD," is due Nov. 6 and features 21 music videos in chronological…

  4. Sean Lennon Signs With Capitol

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut albu Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to…

  5. Ozzy Osbourne Comes 'Down To Earth'

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy Osbourne says with a laugh. The seemingly unstoppable metal god is promoting his first studio set in six years, "Down to Earth" (released on Oct. 16 "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy…

  6. Jackson Completes Charity Single

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new single he hopes will raise $50 million for relief organizations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the artists who Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new…

  7. Warren Haynes Flourishes As He Keeps The Mule Alive

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet that has helped make Warren Haynes perhaps the hardest-working man on the so-called jam-band circuit. It's the not knowing whether or not the rug may suddenly be pulled out from under his feet…

  8. Bizkit Plans 'Fan Parties,' Guitarist Auditions

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last week's exit of founding guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit is planning to hit the road for a series of guitarist auditions and fan parties. "It's just a great chance for us to be w In the wake of last week's exit of founding guitarist Wes Borland, Limp…

  9. Microsoft Campaign Borrows Madonna's 'Ray'

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Grammy-winning song "Ray of Light" is the theme for Microsoft's advertising campaign for Windows XP, which the company toned down after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but still promoted as Madonna's Grammy-winning song "Ray of Light" is the theme…

  10. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  11. Dead Can Dance Live Again On Box Set

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic U.K. duo Dead Can Dance will be celebrated with the three-CD boxed set "Dead Can Dance 1981-1998," due Nov. 6 from 4AD/Rhino. The release includes three audio CDs featuring 47 career-spanning Eclectic U.K. duo Dead Can Dance will be celebrated with the three-CD boxed set …

  12. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  13. Kylie Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even…

  14. Cuttin' Heads

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in the aftermath of Sept. On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in…

  15. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  16. Jalbert Wins Masterprize Classical Competition

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music. Jalbert, a 33-year-old music teacher at Rice University in Houston, was given a standing ovation from a packed Pierre Jalbert won the $44,000 Masterprize composing competition for new classical music.…

  17. Deepak Chopra Gets Eurythmicized

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as musical director of TNT's recent tribute to John Lennon, and accompanying U2's performance of "Walk On" during the historic "America: A Tribute Although he's been rather high profile lately, acting as…

  18. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  19. Rhino Preps Rod's 'Very Best'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "The Very Best of Rod Stewart," a 16-track disc due Nov. 13 from Warner Bros. The 70-minute album will feature material ranging from Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "…

  20. Creed Tease New Album With 'Sacrifice'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Creed will tease the Nov. 20 release of its third studio album with the single "My Sacrifice," which hits U.S. radio outlets today (Oct. 10). As tipped here in June, the Wind-Up album, "Weathered," wa Creed will tease the Nov. 20 release of its third studio album with the…

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