1. Stansfield Sounds Sweet At London Show

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT British soul diva Lisa Stansfield unveiled tracks from her new Arista Records U.K. album, "Face Up," last night (June 27) at a special London show which was taped for broadcast by BBC Radio 2. In what British soul diva Lisa Stansfield unveiled tracks from her new Arista Records U.K.…

  2. Res Is Ready To Play

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Res may be from Philadelphia, but don't count her debut effort, "How I Do" (MCA, June 26), as part of the city's recent neo-soul movement. Res may be from Philadelphia, but don't count her debut effort, "How I Do" (MCA, June 26), as part of the city's…

  3. Clinton, Carey, Arie Celebrate Music In School

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former U.S. President Bill Clinton yesterday (June 26) joined pop singers Mariah Carey and India.Arie at a Newark, N.J., elementary school to celebrate the restoration of instrumental music classes. V Former U.S. President Bill Clinton yesterday (June 26) joined pop singers Mariah Carey and…

  4. Mekka Fest Unveils City-By-City Lineup

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit this summer, beginning Aug. 4 in Detroit. As previously reported, the trek is highlighted by Roni Size, BT, P The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit…

  5. Kelis To Join Roots On Area: One Tour

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the Roots on stage for seven dates on Moby's inaugural Area: One tour, set to kick off July 11 in Atlanta. Other artists newly confirmed to appear at various sto Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the Roots on stage for seven dates on Moby'…

  6. Anglo Files

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gearing Up For Island Clubbing Island Clubbers Pack Their Cases With much of the U.K. and Europe now basking in a wave of summer sun, the island clubbing season is well underway. And with many British promoters expanding their horizons further afield than the established haunts of Ibiza,…

  7. John Lee Hooker Memorial Planned

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A memorial service for late bluesman John Lee Hooker will be held Thursday (June 28) in Oakland, Calif. Hooker died last week of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. A memorial service for late bluesman John Lee Hooker will be held Thursday (June 28) in Oakland, Calif. Hooker died…

  8. Napster's Latest Legal Blow: Appeal Rejected

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's appeal of a February appellate ruling that upheld an earlier finding that the file-swapping service is liable for copyri The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 10,000 Maniacs, U2 Bob Dylan's Duluth, Minn., boyhood home has been sold for $94,600 on online auction service eBay. The Web listing, posted May 24 on Dylan's 60th birthday, described the duplex as "a must-have for the ultimate diehard Dylan fan." Owner…

  10. Hot Product

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Mo, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lonestar, Jagged Edge, and more. 'True' Enough "I guess I could re-title the album 'It's About Damn Time'," laughs Lil' Mo, who this week will finally release her EastWest/Elektra debut, …

  11. Yazbek Jumps From 'Full Monty' to 'Damascus'

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Yazbek plans to use the notoriety he gained through "The Full Monty" -- even without winning a Tony -- to push "Damascus," the July 10 What Are Records? (W.A.R.?) release by his rock band, simpl When "The Producers" swept the Tony Awards June 3, one man…

  12. Deep River of Song: Alabama: From Lullabies to Blues

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT During the late 1930s, indefatigable musicologists John and Ruby Lomax searched the American Southeast for vanishing forms of vernacular song. During the late 1930s, indefatigable musicologists John and Ruby Lomax searched the American Southeast for vanishing forms of vernacular song. In…

  13. Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Peter Case put this project together for Vanguard, motivated by the good sense that long ago made him a Mississippi John Hurt fan. Singer/songwriter Peter Case put this project together for Vanguard, motivated by the good sense that long ago made him a Mississippi John Hurt…

  14. There's an Angel Watching You

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A non-denominational set based on faith, not religious beliefs, There's an Angel Watching You is steeped in all things angels. A non-denominational set based on faith, not religious beliefs, There's an Angel Watching You is steeped in all things angels. Masterminded by producer…

  15. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Joplin

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Janis Joplin An auction held yesterday (June 21) at Bonhams & Brooks auction house in London sold more than 100 items once owned by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, in part benefitting charity organization Drugscope. The auction, organized by one-time…

  16. Bluesman John Lee Hooker Dies

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21) at his home in Los Altos, Calif. For six decades, Hooker's rich sonorous voice coupled with a brooding rhythmic Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21)…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV, American Recordings, Roger McGuinn

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, American, Rick Rubin, Def Jam, Roger McGuinn MTV is planning a concert to celebrate its 20th anniversary, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The network will televise the event, which is set for Aug. 1 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. No acts have been confirmed. Last month…

  18. Boy George's More Protein Label Pacts With J-Bird

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George (real name: George O'Dowd), has pacted with the J-Bird Music Group for North American distribution and promotion of More Protein, the U.K.-based label founded by former Culture Club leader Boy George …

  19. Live Plan 'Ecstatic' Return In September

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock act Live will release its fifth Radioactive/MCA album, "Ecstatic Fanatic," in September. The 14-track set will be preceded by first single "Simple Creed," due to hit U.S. radio on Veteran modern rock act Live will release its fifth Radioactive/MCA album…

  20. New Stereolab Album Stretches 'Sound'

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop experimentalists Stereolab will release a new album, "Sound-Dust," Sept. 3 internationally via the group's own Duophonic label and Aug. 28 in North America on Elektra. The 12-track album does U.K. pop experimentalists Stereolab will release a new album, "Sound…

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