1. Death Row Heads To U.K.

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Death Row founder Marion "Suge" Knight and Ron Winter, chairman of U.K.-based Irish/country record company Ritz Music Group Plc (RMG), are launching a joint-venture label, Death Row Records U.K., Bill Death Row founder Marion "Suge" Knight and Ron Winter, chairman of U.K.…

  2. Court Postpones Napster Decision

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In ongoing Napster litigation, a federal judge opted yesterday (Oct. 10) not to issue an immediate ruling on whether the file-sharing service is in violation of copyright law. Instead, U.S. District J In ongoing Napster litigation, a federal judge opted yesterday (Oct. 10) not to issue an…

  3. Billboard Bits: Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian McKnight, Ween, Warp Records R&B singer/songwriter Brian McKnight will premiere a one-hour concert special Oct. 21 on the Oxygen cable television network. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the previously taped "Up Close and Personal With Brian McKnight" will be hosted by…

  4. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  5. Tick, Tick . . . Boom!

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Before the late composer Jonathan Larson created Rent, he was working on Tick, Tick . . . Before the late composer Jonathan Larson created Rent, he was working on Tick, Tick . . . Boom! Larson's rumination on turning 30 is now enjoying a posthumous off-Broadway production and its first…

  6. Vocal Hall Inducts 14 Acts

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Lennon Sisters, the Four Freshmen, the Lettermen, and the Vogue Fourteen vocal harmony groups, including the Bee Gees, the Chordettes, Smokey Robinson and…

  7. Billboard Bits: Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bonnie Raitt, SDRE, Britney/Justin Bonnie Raitt has pleaded guilty to trespassing charges from an anti-logging protest at a wood products company. The singer and 16 other activists from the Rainforest Action Network were arrested July 25 on disorderly conduct charges after refusing to…

  8. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Grand Ole Opry, UCLA Organizers say the MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, will continue as scheduled. The announcement comes a day after Janet Jackson's decision to cancel her appearance on the show and her entire European tour. "MTV…

  9. Limp Bizkit Whips Up Remix Album, DVD

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing for some new material this holiday season, what they actually will get is a remix album, said to be titled "Limp Remizkit," according to a post from frontman Fred While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing for some new material this holiday season,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been confirmed to produce the new album by Dallas rock act Speedealer. The set, tentatively titled "Second Sight," is due next spring on Palm. According to Palm A&R executive Michael Alago, "…

  11. Robbie Goes Rat Pack On 'Swing'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi-platinum Chrysalis album "Sing When You're Winning" next month with a Frank Sinatra-inspired set of covers called "Swing When You're Winning," U.K. superstar Robbie Williams, who will follow his multi…

  12. 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…

  13. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  14. David Ball Is 'Riding' A Hit, 'Amigo'

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game. Just ask David Ball as he watches "Riding With Private Malone" cruise up Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, from N There's nothing like a hit single to get an artist back in the game…

  15. Billboard Bits: Centro-Fly, Atari Teenage Riot, Cam

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Centro-Fly, Atari Teenage Riot, Cam A host of New York's top DJs and record producers will perform tomorrow (Sept. 25) at a benefit for the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York's Widow's and Children's Funds. The event, to be held at the…

  16. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News about McCartney, Michael Jackson, U2 & More Paul McCartney told New York radio station WPLJ-FM today (Sept. 21) that he plans to play a benefit concert in the city next month, with proceeds benefiting city firefighters who have perished in the terrorist attacks. McCartney's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Almost Famous, Mad Ave., Hootie & More The Dec. 4 DreamWorks DVD release of "Almost Famous," written and directed by Cameron Crowe, will be jammed with a host of special features. Most notable is an extended version of the film, dubbed "the Bootleg Cut," which…

  18. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Dr. Dre, Voters For Choice, and Road Rage Tour. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour Rapper/actor Dr. Dre has joined the growing legion of celebrities donating money to aid the relief efforts following last week's deadly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Dre donated $1…

  19. Elton John Planning Fall Tour

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Elton John has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his forthcoming Universal album, "Songs from the West Coast." Dates currently announced have the piano man stepping out Oct. 5 in Cle Elton John has begun lining up dates for a fall tour in support of his forthcoming…

  20. Billboard Bits: Backstreet Boys, Kinks, Album Leaf

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Backstreet Boys, Kinks, Album Leaf Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys spent some time yesterday (Sept. 9) with patients at Boston's Children's Hospital to help raise awareness of the disease lupus. Dorough joined patients and doctors to promote a newly formed alliance that…

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