1. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Leona Naess, Oasis

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Guided By Voices, Leona Naess, Oasis Guided By Voices have been forced to cancel a host of summer tour dates after drummer Jon McCann broke his hand over the weekend. The group will fulfill two festival engagements -- Saturday (July 21) at the Siren Festival on New York's Coney…

  2. 'Superhero' McKnight Plans U.S. Tour

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed dates for the intimate theatre tour extend through Nov. 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., although the run is expected R&B singer Brian McKnight will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 19 in Cleveland. Confirmed…

  3. Billboard Bits: Wilco, J-Lo, Windham Hill

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, Windham Hill, George Winston Revered roots-tinged rock act Wilco has parted ways with Reprise Records after the label rejected the group's forthcoming album , "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," according to sources. The split was reportedly predicated around…

  4. Billboard Bits: 1910 Fruitgum Co., Herman Brood, T. Rex

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on 1910 Fruitgum Co., Herman Brood, T. Rex Late '60s bubblegum group 1910 Fruitgum Company has reformed around two of its original members, drummer Floyd Marcus and guitarist Frank Jeckell (the latter of whom, in the spirit of full disclosure, is a cousin of Billboard.com senior…

  5. Love Session

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Over the course of three albums, Atlanta-based Silk—Timothy Cameron, Jimmy Gates Jr., Jonathan Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, and Gary Glenn—has made a name for itself crafting such sensuous son Over the course of three albums, Atlanta-based Silk—Timothy Cameron, Jimmy Gates Jr., Jonathan Rasboro,…

  6. Exclusive: 'N Sync Shoulders The Burden Of 'Celebrity'

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync is ready for a little respect. The group sold 14 million copies of 2000's "No Strings Attached" worldwide, according to Jive Records. It set a SoundScan record by selling 2.4 million copies in 'N Sync is ready for a little respect. The group sold 14 million…

  7. Combs Denies Talk Magazine Report

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine that alleges he's the subject of three criminal investigations. "For the record, it's not true, none of it is. All of it absol Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine…

  8. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, WXPN, Russell Crowe

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, WXPN Singer Songwriter fest, Russell Crowe Michael Jackson is expected to help in the search for Sabrina Aisenberg, who vanished from her crib as an infant nearly four years ago. It seems a plea for help from parents Steve and Marlene Aisenberg has caught the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Erick Sermon, Henry Rollins, Pat Green

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Erick Sermon, EPMD, Henry Rollins, Pat Green As tipped here earlier this month , Erick Sermon has left Def Jam and signed a joint venture agreement with Clive Davis' new J Records label, encompassing both a solo and production deal with Sermon's Def Squad Records. The artist…

  10. Billboard Bits: Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET Last year, Rykodisc introduced Nick Drake to a whole new audience following the use of "Pink Moon" in an advertisement for the Volkswagen Cabrio. Now, Mammoth is hoping for similar results with Britain's Wiseguys (led by producer Theo Keating),…

  11. 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…

  12. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Corgan/New Order, Slash

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, Billy Corgan, New Order, Slash The star-studded Michael Jackson concert originally set for Sept. 7 in New York will be broadcast this fall as a two-hour special on CBS, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event, which will celebrate Jackson's 30th anniversary as a…

  13. Joan Osborne Takes On Troubadour Style

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan Osborne has been able to sustain her career through steadfast touring and well-received live performances. As the unpredictable winds of mainstream popularity shift more frequently than ever, Joan…

  14. Billboard Bits: Napster/Grand Royal, Shaggy, T. Hip

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Napster, Grand Royal, Shaggy, and Tragically Hip's Gordon Downie The Beastie Boys-run Grand Royal label has teamed with embattled file-swapping company Napster to promote Grand Royal artists online via free downloads. The first track available is "Smokewood," the title…

  15. Suge Knight To Be Freed In August

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight, the rap music mogul who co-founded Death Row Records, will be released Aug. 9 from a federal prison in Oregon where he is completing a sentence for violating probation. Knight wa Marion "Suge" Knight, the rap music mogul who co-founded Death Row…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis Arch after a 20-year nap, and users…

  17. Free City

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The St. Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The…

  18. ODB, Lil' Kim, Brandy Cover Phil Collins

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, was released in Germany last month and debuted at No. 3. The record is a More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of…

  19. Billboard Bits: Chuck Berry, Slayer, Ween

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Slayer, Ween A federal judge has ruled that pianist Johnnie Johnson can proceed with his lawsuit against Chuck Berry. Johnson sued the rock 'n' roller last November seeking millions of dollars in past royalties for songs Johnson says he co-wrote…

  20. Lauryn Hill To Headline U.K. MOBOFest

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's Victoria Park. Her performance will provide an exclusive showcase of new material from the as-yet unscheduled follow-up to Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's…

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