1. Estranged Brother Dickey Betts Moves On

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dickey Betts is surprisingly calm as he discusses his new solo set, "Let's Get Together," due out July 31 via Back Alley/FreeFalls Entertainment. Though the album arrives at a pivotal point in his car Dickey Betts is surprisingly calm as he discusses his new solo set, "Let…

  2. Billboard Bits: DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on DMC, moe.down, Vanilla Fudge, Ice-T, Cracker Rapper/actor Ice-T will host the 16th annual DMC/Technics U.S. turntablist finals Aug. 24 at San Francisco's Club Townsend. The competition features 17 regional winners from qualifying competitions across America battling for the U.S.…

  3. Park Service Mulls Gram Parsons Memorial

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When country rocker Gram Parsons died of a drug overdose in 1973, friends snatched his body from Los Angeles and burned it in a place he loved: Joshua Tree National Park, Calif. Later, fans illegally When country rocker Gram Parsons died of a drug overdose in 1973, friends snatched his body…

  4. New Order Dusts Off Live Show

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live show in more than two-and-a-half-years to 2000 fans at the Liverpool (England) Olympia. The performance, a war Pioneering Manchester electronic act New Order last night (July 18) played its first live…

  5. Live 'Going For It' With 'V'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock act Live has opted to title its forthcoming fifth album "V," as opposed to "Ecstatic Fanatic," which was previously announced as the moniker for the Radioactive/MCA set. Co-produce Veteran modern rock act Live has opted to title its forthcoming fifth…

  6. Billboard Bits: David Bowie, Aftershock, Rock For Hope

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on David Bowie, Aftershock Benefit, Rock For Hope auction David Bowie will launch a kid-centric Internet radio station tomorrow (July 12), dubbed "Kick Out the Jammies." The station, his third Web-based program, will be available through his online community, Bowienet both for…

  7. Radiohead, R.E.M. Get Animated

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock paragons Radiohead and R.E.M. are showing off their two-dimensional acting skills on cartoon sitcoms. Tonight's (July 11) episode of "South Park" will feature a guest spot by Radiohead, an Modern rock paragons Radiohead and R.E.M. are showing off their two…

  8. Pearl Jam's Gossard Completes Two Albums

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's solo debut album, "Bayleaf," is set for a Sept. 11 release by Epic. The first solo effort from a member of the veteran Seattle rock outfit finds Gossard singing lea Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's solo debut album, "Bayleaf,…

  9. Update: Prince Scraps Summer Tour

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prince has scrapped the remaining dates on a summer North American tour that was scheduled to run through early August. No reason has been given for the cancellation, but a Prince spokesperson says th Prince has scrapped the remaining dates on a summer North American tour that was scheduled…

  10. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  11. Harrison Responds To Cancer Reports

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Updating an earlier story, George Harrison, who has been battling cancer, said today (July 9) that he's "feeling fine" after receiving radiotherapy treatment in Switzerland. The 58 year-old former Bea Updating an earlier story, George Harrison, who has been battling cancer,…

  12. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top…

  13. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music Festival , whose "Party With a Purpose…

  14. Amos Records 'Strange' Covers

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Strange Little Girls," the forthcoming studio album by Tori Amos, finds the artist reinterpreting an eclectic mix of distinctly male songs from the perspective of different female characters. Due Sep "Strange Little Girls," the forthcoming studio album by Tori Amos, finds…

  15. Buffalo Springfield Boxed

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Working with Neil Young in choosing material for the new four-disc Buffalo Springfield boxed set "was like watching a home movie and visiting your therapist at the same time," Stephen Stills says, bef Working with Neil Young in choosing material for the new four-disc Buffalo…

  16. 'Sounds Of Detroit' Lineup Announced

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As the Detroit 300th birthday party nears, details of the July 20-22 music events at the city's Hart Plaza are taking shape. As previously reported , Stevie…

  17. Shangri-LA DEE DA

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With each recording, STP inch closer to being full-on swaggering headbangers and further away from the grunge pose they initially struck. With each recording, STP inch closer to being full-on swaggering headbangers and further away from the grunge pose they initially struck. Shangri-LA DEE DA…

  18. Devilish D12 Debut At No. 1

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side-project D12, easily debuts atop The Billboard 200, selling 372,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The numbers are not quite on par with the s As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side…

  19. Gemini: Both Sides

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been five years since Sandra St. Victor's impressive—but virtually unnoticed—1996 Warner Bros. solo debut, Mack Diva Saves the World. It has been five years since Sandra St. Victor's impressive—but virtually unnoticed—1996 Warner Bros. solo debut, Mack Diva Saves the World.…

  20. Bluesman John Lee Hooker Dies

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21) at his home in Los Altos, Calif. For six decades, Hooker's rich sonorous voice coupled with a brooding rhythmic Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, died of natural causes yesterday (June 21)…

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