1. Hot Product

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Oysterhead, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, George Jones, Billy Joel, and more. Life Is 'Grand' What began as an impromptu jam between Phish's Trey Anastasio, Primus' Les Claypool, and the Police's Stewart Copeland last spring in New Orleans has grown…

  2. Jennifer Lopez Married In California

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing one of her trademark gowns with plunging neckline and low-cut back, married dancer and choreographer Cris Judd in a very private ceremony Saturday night at a pri Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing one of her trademark gowns with plunging neckline and…

  3. Kylie Begins Second Week As U.K.'s No. 1

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (Parlophone) begins a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single after holding off the challenge of pop quintet Steps' cover of the 1986 Diana Ross chart-top Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head…

  4. Live Plugs In For Fall Headlining Trek

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its previously announced string of support dates on Jane's Addiction's Jubilee tour. The new dates come on the heels of th Alt-rock mainstay Live is planning a North American headlining tour to follow its…

  5. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page booklet accompanying this four-disc, 58…

  6. The Gambler

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers had yet to complete his soft-rock-to-country metamorphosis in 1978, but that would change forever by November with the release of The Gambler, propelled by a Grammy-winning title cut that Kenny Rogers had yet to complete his soft-rock-to-country metamorphosis in 1978, but that…

  7. Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid rates a shout-out for convincing avant-jazz/funk guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer to take on this project. Ex-Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid rates a shout-out for convincing avant-jazz/funk guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer to take on…

  8. Worship

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly anticipated albums in the Christian market. Recorded live this summer at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Fla., Worship is one of the year's most highly…

  9. P.O.D. Plans Tour Behind 'Satellite'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Inspirational rap/rock outfit P.O.D. will begin a 22-date U.S. tour Oct. 18 in Phoenix, with Fenix TX and Blindside in tow. P.O.D. will be out in support of its latest Atlantic album, "Satellite," whi Inspirational rap/rock outfit P.O.D. will begin a 22-date U.S. tour Oct. 18 in…

  10. Former Cat Stevens Donates Royalties To Charity

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will donate royalties from the forthcoming "Cat Stevens Box" to charity in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on the U.S. The four-CD set i Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will donate royalties from…

  11. Sevendust Unleash 'Animosity' Next Month

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "Animosity," Nov. 13 via TVT. Produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Fuel), the set will feature first single "Praise," as well as a guest spot b Hard rock mainstays Sevendust will release their third album, "…

  12. Chart Beat Bonus

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart news on Cyndi Thomson, Ginuwine, America, and more. 'MEANT' TO BE : Newcomer Cyndi Thomson is No. 1 for a third consecutive week on Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "What I Really Meant to Say" (Capitol). That puts the song into a tie for the longest-running No.…

  13. Gorillaz, Ryan Adams Among Shortlist Prize Nominees

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown are among the nominees for the first-ever Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, which, as firs Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown…

  14. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews, Top Of The Pops, and more Dave Matthews will play a solo show Oct. 25 at the Union Chapel in London as part of the Q Awards Week of Gigs, marking the magazine's annual awards show, set for Oct. 29. Despite their multi-million selling success in North America,…

  15. More Artists, Songs Confirmed For Lennon Tribute

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the John Lennon tribute, "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music, Dedicated to New York C Rufus Wainwright and Craig David are among the acts that have been added to the…

  16. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  17. McGuinn Returns To Folk Roots On 'Treasures'

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing folk music by applying to it the backbeat and textures of rock. More than three decades later, he is performing an almos As the leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn spent much of the '60s reconstructing…

  18. Jay Farrar Spreads His Solo Wings

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar, the band's former leader, has no dramatic stories to tell. After the lauded group finished its final tour early Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar,…

  19. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  20. Billboard Bits: CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CD Copying, Sheryl Crow, George Winston Vivendi Universal, home to such artists as Emimem, Limp Bizkit, and Elton John, plans to introduce copy-protected CDs next month, Billboard Bulletin reports. "With the extent of piracy and the extent of CD-burning that's going on, we…

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