1. Roni Size, BT, Oakenfold Line Up For Mekka

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug. Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New…

  2. Phish Files Lawsuit Against Fan

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bringing years of confrontation to a head, Phish has filed a lawsuit against longtime fan Sean "Waldo" Knight, who for nearly a decade has marketed merchandise based on Phish logos and the what the ba Bringing years of confrontation to a head, Phish has filed a lawsuit against…

  3. Spinal Tap Brings Rock, Guests To NYC

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. Frontm Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap came back from the dead last night (June 4) at…

  4. Early David Gray Albums To Be Reissued

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder" album (ATO/RCA), his former label, EMI, has announced plans to simultaneously reissue the singer/songwriter's first two albums along with Following the platinum success of David Gray's "White Ladder…

  5. Naughty By Nature Signs With TVT

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Naughty by Nature's Treach (Anthony Criss) and Vinnie (Vincent Brown) have inked a new recording deal with TVT Records. The two are working on a new Naughty by Nature record, tentatively titled "The R Naughty by Nature's Treach (Anthony Criss) and Vinnie (Vincent Brown) have…

  6. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  7. Deftones Finalize European Tour Plans

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT California-based hard rockers the Deftones have confirmed a summer European tour that will hit major festivals as well as Moscow's Gorky Park. The trek begins June 22 at the Sound Arena Rock Festival California-based hard rockers the Deftones have confirmed a summer European tour that…

  8. 2000 Watts

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into model, actor, and MTV VJ. But he says that music remains his first love. Since his 1998 debut, Tyrese has morphed from hit crooner ("Sweet Lady") into model, actor, and MTV VJ. But he says that…

  9. Ebony & Ivory

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As Nelson points out in her liner notes, this is her 20th album. As Nelson points out in her liner notes, this is her 20th album. That's a substantial career, one based in this case on Nelson's genuine feel for the blues. When Nelson founded Mother Earth in the '60s, she had a…

  10. Blood Machine

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Steve Roach is the Captain Nemo of space music, exploring the depths of electronic design, probing in those dark, submerged areas where few composers navigate. Steve Roach is the Captain Nemo of space music, exploring the depths of electronic design, probing in those dark, submerged areas…

  11. Billboard Bits: Roskilde, Slipknot, Paul Weller

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Roskilde Festival, Slipknot, Paul Weller, and more. In honor of the nine fans who died as a result of injures suffered during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde Festival last June, a memorial has been established on the festival grounds near Copenhagen. On the site, nine birch trees…

  12. Poll: Nicks Tour Tops Among Vets

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll on veteran artists' summer tour. Nicks took a commanding 59% of 6,56 Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing…

  13. Curtis Hanson On Board For Eminem Film

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys") has come aboard to helm and produce Imagine Entertainment's feature "Fight Song," starring controversial rapper Eminem Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jackson Browne, Frampton, Dickey Betts

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Peter Frampton, Dickey Betts Jackson Browne has been drafted as the opening act for the second leg of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' summer North American tour. Browne will join the trek beginning June 27 in Scranton, Pa., and will remain on board…

  15. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a…

  16. Yardbirds Anthology Takes Flight

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group that gave rise to the careers of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page. The two-disc "The Yardbirds: Ultimate!," due J Rhino is celebrating the career of the Yardbirds, the British guitar rock group…

  17. The Anglo Files

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut, Oakenfold Heads To Ibiza Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut May saw the live debut of French four-piece Le Peuple de L'Herbe at North London's famous Jazz Cafe. During the group's two-hour set (including a lengthy encore), its…

  18. Pavarotti & Friends Sing For Refugees

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singers Tom Jones and Barry White performed under the stars last night (May 29) in Modena, Italy, to help Luciano Pavarotti raise money for Afghanistan refugees. The legendary Italian opera star also Singers Tom Jones and Barry White performed under the stars last night (May 29) in Modena,…

  19. 'N Sync, Faith, Britney Give Praise

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Faith Hill, and Britney Spears will be among the artists reading prayers by Pope John Paul II on a spoken-word CD due out in North America during the Christmas season. The CD serves as a comp 'N Sync, Faith Hill, and Britney Spears will be among the artists reading prayers…

  20. Robert Plant To Record With Strange Sensations

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his backing band the Strange Sensations, plans to record a studio album with the group later this year. Plant t Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, currently on a brief North American tour with his…

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