1. Actor Billy Bob Thornton Channels 'Private Radio'

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request: Listen to his Lost Highway debut, "Private Radio," with open ears and an open mind. "I'm not saying you have to like [the record]," he says. "I Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request:…

  2. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  3. Britney Tour Coming Together

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for October and November. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-September. As part of a global marketing pact si Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for…

  4. Sony Sues Dixie Chicks For Breach Of Contract

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has escalated a royalties dispute with the Dixie Chicks by suing the popular country act for breach of contract. A complaint filed yesterday (July 17) in federal court in Manh Sony Music Entertainment has escalated a royalties dispute with the Dixie Chicks by suing…

  5. Okeeblow

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The timing of Scapegoat Wax—the brainchild of Marty James—couldn't possibly be better. The success of Uncle Kracker's "Follow Me" single and his Double Wide disc widens the…

  6. 'Popstars' Hear'Say Top U.K. Chart Again

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "Popstars" winners Hear'Say achieved its second domestic No. 1 yesterday (July 1) with "Show Me the Way to Your Love" (Polydor). The single follows the gr With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "…

  7. Del McCoury's Star Rises

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band is considered to be the anchor of Ceili Music, an imprint of Ricky Skaggs' Skaggs Family Records. So "Del and the Boys" is, sensibly, the label's first release through its new sal The Del McCoury Band is considered to be the anchor of Ceili Music, an…

  8. Radiohead Rules Again On U.K. Chart

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead scored its second U.K. No. 1 album in eight months on Sunday, as "Amnesiac" (Parlophone) debuted at the the summit of the chart. The feat was achieved last October by "Kid A," and previously Radiohead scored its second U.K. No. 1 album in eight months on Sunday,…

  9. Squeeze's Tilbrook Readies Solo Debut

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After almost a quarter century with U.K. new-wave veteran act Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has gotten around to recording his debut solo album. "Basically Squeeze disintegrated around me two years ago," he After almost a quarter century with U.K. new-wave veteran act Squeeze, Glenn…

  10. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, ACM Awards, and more

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Suge Knight, Brooks & Dunn, Academy Of Country Music Awards, System Of A Down, Rick Rubin, A, Adam Sandler Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight was released from Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, Calif., on Friday morning, after serving…

  11. Walk Alone

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Whether it's a savvy marketing ploy or a genuine statement about musical pedigree, the name Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash chose is guaranteed to produce some ink. Whether it's a savvy marketing ploy or a genuine statement about musical pedigree, the name Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash…

  12. Marty Ehrlich, bass clarinet; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus/Paul Herbert

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Lang's The Passing Measures is a signal piece of latter-day minimalism, in that it recalls the painterly soundscapes of Morton Feldman more than it does the more recent, motoric Romanticism of P David Lang's The Passing Measures is a signal piece of latter-day minimalism, in…

  13. Spinal Tap Recharges For Summer Tour

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead tour this summer, including a June 4 appearance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall as part of the ninth annual Toyo Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead…

  14. Billy Bob Thornton Planning Country Album

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album this summer. "I'm not doing this as a hobby," Thornton says. "I really love music. And really care about it. I hope everybody l Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album…

  15. Waters, Hooker, Lewis Among Mississippi Hall Honorees

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bluesmen Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, rock'n'roll pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, and gospel singer James Blackwood are among the 17 new inductees into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Other indu Bluesmen Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, rock'n'roll pianist Jerry Lee…

  16. Billboard Bits: CFF, Fuel, Raffi, Nona Gaye

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Cambridge Folk Festival, Raffi, Fuel, Billy Gilman, Asleep At The Wheel, Nona Gaye Suzanne Vega, the Richard Thompson Band, John Prine, and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman&…

  17. Grand Ole Opry Moves Downtown

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Grand Ole Opry radio show will return to downtown Nashville for a four-month stand starting in November. The Opry, a country music institution since 1925, is extending by two months its annual vis The Grand Ole Opry radio show will return to downtown Nashville for a four-month stand…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bandemonium, Eminem, 'Freedom Sings'

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Go-Go's, They Might Be Giants, Eve 6, Blessid Union Of Souls, Vibrolush, Tin Star, Eminem, Jefferson Starship, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner The Go-Go's, They Might Be Giants, and Eve 6 will be among the headliners playing during Sam Goody's Bandemonium talent search finals…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the success of first single "Jaded" (in its…

  20. HBO Taps Britney For Live Vegas Special

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' Nov. 18 concert at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be broadcast live via subscription cable outlet HBO. The teen pop star is expected to kick off a world tour this fall, which will likely be Britney Spears' Nov. 18 concert at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be…

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