1. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  2. Billboard Bits: Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Guided By Voices, Lovage, Travis Tritt Underground rock juggernaut Guided By Voices is currently recording demos for a new studio album with an undisclosed producer. In recent live performances, the quintet has been playing a number of songs intended for the new set, which is…

  3. The Who Draft Page, Plant, Oasis & More For Benefits

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb. 5-9 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a cast of fellow rock heavyweights in tow. The Who will perform Feb. 7-8, while The Who will spearhead a week of benefit shows at London's Royal Albert Hall Feb.…

  4. Epiphany Opens 'Door' To Mick Jagger Disc

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones' marathon Bridges to Babylon tour two years ago, he wrote a few songs, began recording them at home -- and he suddenl Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones'…

  5. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  7. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

  8. Madonna's 'Drowned' Comes To Home Video

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's recent HBO live concert broadcast will be released Nov. 13 on DVD and VHS by Maverick/Warner Bros./Warner-Reprise Video. Captured by more than 20 cameras, "The Drowned World Tour" extravagan Madonna's recent HBO live concert broadcast will be released Nov. 13 on…

  9. 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…

  10. Earl Scruggs and Friends

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More a testament to the versatility of the pioneering banjo king than a career retread, Earl Scruggs and Friends takes Scruggs on a far-flung journey into the realms of a remarkably diverse group of a More a testament to the versatility of the pioneering banjo king than a career retread, Earl…

  11. Dixie Chicks Sue Sony

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks have sued Sony Music Entertainment, accusing the company of cheating them out of more than $4 million in royalties, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Aug. 28). The Grammy-winning The Dixie Chicks have sued Sony Music Entertainment, accusing the company of cheating them…

  12. Britney Tour Bows In Late October

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' fall North American tour is tentatively set to begin Oct. 29 in Miami and wrap Dec. 17 in an as yet to be determined location, Billboard Bulletin reports. The outing will hit 31 arenas Britney Spears' fall North American tour is tentatively set to begin Oct. 29 in…

  13. 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:…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. '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 "…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

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